NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GoMio.com, a leading booking portal for young adults to make reservations at youth hostels around the world, today launched a new "Who Else Will Be There" feature that will make the travel experience more social than ever before.
The new technology enables travelers to connect with others through Facebook before they arrive at a location. Want to know who is staying at a hostel before you book? WEWBT can tell you. Want to coordinate schedules with friends? WEWBT makes it easy and intuitive.
GoMio.com offers accommodations at over 4,200 hostels in 960 cities and 135 countries around the world, and its new website features a powerful search tool enabling unprecedented choice to the user. Now travelers can select exactly what they need in a hostel, including price, room type, amenities, and location.
In addition to the advanced search filters, GoMio.com's WEWBT technology shows who else will be in the same city, and the same hostel, at the same time. The WEWBT technology was developed in conjunction with RideAmigos.com, which develops applications to help people travel more effectively using a cost-effective and renewable resource: fellow travelers.
“We applied the concept of our existing proprietary technology, which allows people to share transportation, to the travel market and came up with WEWBT,” said Jeffrey Chernick, CEO & Co-Founder of RideAmigos.com. “We were most surprised that the technology didn’t already exist when booking hostels. In our Facebook generation, it just makes sense.”
“GoMio is about connecting young adults to hostels and to each other. Our goal is to connect travelers to the right accommodation at the right price at the right time and at the right location. Additionally, GoMio gives young adults the opportunity to connect to each other before they travel to their destination using Facebook,” said Michael Tumminia, CEO of GoMio.
Gomio is an online booking portal based in Barcelona and New York. They offer a wide range of services to both hostels and travelers, providing unparalleled choice and excellent value to all facets of the growing backpacker industry. For more information, please contact Michael Tumminia at Michael@GoMio.com.
RideAmigos, or RA, uses a patent-pending technology platform to match travelers who are going to the same areas within the same time frames so that trips can be shared, or new people can meet. In so doing, RideAmigos provides social, cost reduction, and eco-travel solutions to the public, cities, corporations, hostels, and event planners throughout the world.