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Episode #48: Noam Toister, CEO & Co-Founder – Bookaway Group.

Building a travel-tech Group in the midst of a world pandemic and coming out stronger from the worst crisis that the travel industry has ever seen, to become the largest ground transportation aggregator in the world. 


Thailand leads Asia tourism reopening

Bookaway Group noted a triple-digit, up 500 percent month-on-month increase in the volume of tickets sold by operators in Thailand between October and December, including domestic travelers. 


Bookaway Group turns focus on supporting Russian and Ukrainian staff as war impact felt

We have Ukrainian and Russian employees, who’ve worked hand-in-hand for years to bring people together through travel. These days we are busy trying to assure our employees’ well-being and physical safety

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Bookaway Group acquires Plataforma 10 of Argentina

Joining the Bookaway Group means the company can expand exponentially faster across the region, complementing the global coverage we already have in Asia and Europe.


These Startups Want to Digitize the World’s Intercity Buses

Bookaway Group is listed as the #1 player  in the online ground transportation travel, helping operators either sell tickets to international travelers, run their businesses more efficiently with software, or both. 

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Bookaway Acquired Plataforma 10 for ground transportation foothold in Latin America

Plataforma 10 partners with more than 400 bus companies in the region and about 2,000 local shops and kiosks. Bookaway Group plans to invest significant capital to help Plataforma 10 expand into new markets.

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Bookaway Group Acquires Argentina’s Plataforma 10 in Intercity Bus Booking Rollup

Bookaway Group, which provides reservation platforms and operational software for intercity bus and ferry operators, recently acquired Plataforma 10, an online travel agency based in Argentina. The ground transportation industry may not seem glamorous, but there are endless opportunities in helping this multi-billion-dollar sector go online.


What an ambitious Travel-Tech Group learned during a global epidemic

As things stand, Bookaway Group is already the biggest ground transportation aggregator in the world. “Our ambition has not been reined in by what has happened in the travel industry and the world at large over the past three years – if anything it’s inspired us to be even bolder.


Natalie Noy, Bookaway Group's VP Corporate Development and General Counsel, must-read book recommendation

“I recommend 1984 as a must-read to any entrepreneur with a disruptive technology that needs to share a vision and new concepts, to every junior and senior employee who has access to big data or personal information” 


Bookaway Group increases transportation options with Direct Ferries integration

David Yitzhaki, Bookaway’s Chief Marketing Officer and co-founder says: “Our partnership with Direct Ferries is a huge step as it will provide more travel options for our customers, particularly across Europe, by connecting them with even more destinations to explore and new ways of travelling.


Travel like a local in Italy: 310% increase in searches after quarantine removal

Founded by travellers, for travellers, Bookaway eradicates stressful aspects of travel by providing travellers with in-depth details about each route’s service, reviews from other travellers and 24/7 support. Bookaway provides the best, most picturesque and sought-after routes in Italy – previously only available to book ‘in-person’ or known by locals.


Bookaway Group CEO: We have the potential to grow into a $10 billion company

Today, 7% of a tourist’s expenses are for traveling by land or sea, and the challenge is working with these local, mostly offline companies, and promoting them through us, with all the accurate information.


How to work well with investors and take a business from start-up to scale-up

Noam Toister is CEO and founder of Bookaway Group, an online ground and sea transportation booking group, connecting travelers with local suppliers worldwide, so travelers can easily explore new corners of the world, shares his top tips for working well with investors and navigating change.


Early Signs of Thailand’s tourism recovery as ground transportation bookings increase by 123%

New data from ground transportation platform Bookaway Group
shows bookings in Thailand have increased by 123% month on month since the reopening announcement on 11 October, compared with 43% in September and 22% in August.



Avoiding Leadership Mistakes: How to set your business up for success

Noam Toister, CEO and founder Bookaway Group, the biggest ground transportation group worldwide, shares his insight into some of the struggles and challenges of becoming a manager for the first time, and how to avoid common leadership mistakes.


Interview with Noam Toister, CEO and Co-Founder of Bookaway Group

In only four years, Bookaway has transformed from a small-scale start-up to world leading ground transportation company. “Local transport suppliers are being left behind the rest of the online travel industry. We  aim to fix this disconnect between global travellers and the local ground and sea transport providers.


Travel Tech startup Bookaway secures $35 million in funding while in Covid-19 crisis

As the majority of the ground transportation industry is offline, travelers waste precious time and money trying to navigate their journey on the ground, having booked their flights, hotel, and experiences online


Start-up founder shares 'key' tip for working with investors after landing £33m investment

In July 2021, the Bookaway Group became the biggest global ground and sea transportation group, it was founded to expand the Bookaway network and provide access to even more destinations across the world.


Bookaway Group Aims to Simplify Bus and Ferry Booking: Travel Startup Funding This Week

“Currently, 95 percent of the ground transportation industry is offline,” said Noam Toister, CEO and founder of Bookaway. “Our mission is to make bus, train, or ferry travel an effortless booking experience.”


Bookaway Group raises 35 million US dollars to launch a series of transportation service platforms

The financing is aimed to launching a series of consumer-oriented brands. Bookaway Group will focus on ground and sea transportation booking services.


Matias Elisavetsky to join Bookaway Group and serve as its Chief Commercial Officer

Matias Elisavetsky joins Bookaway Group and will help achieving the group’s mission to modernize the ground and sea transportation industry by supporting local, independent transport suppliers around the world.


BREAKING NEWS: GetByBus continues to grow as part of the Bookaway Group!

Even in 2021, the positive surprises by the local tech companies seem to have no end! Namely, the local company GetByBus was bought by the Israeli giant and thus became the first platform for booking land and sea transport to join the Bookaway Group!

World-first ground and sea transportation group launches, backed with $46 million funding

The Bookaway Group is uniting complementary transportation operators across the world to work collaboratively, addressing a major circuit break in the online travel booking process.


Bookaway catches $35M round, creates group of ground transport platforms

A new collection of consumer-facing travel brands – known as the Bookaway Group – has been created following an investment round valued at $35 million.

Bookaway Brings Ground Transportation Online in Developing Countries

Bookaway offers ground transportation options for travelers in developing countries where content is fragmented and few suppliers have made their inventory available online.


Five New Asian Travel Startups Incubated by Amadeus

12Go Asia Headquartered in Singapore with its main operation in Bangkok, 12Go Asia works on both the B2B and B2C side for online ticketing for inter-city bus, train, ferry, transfers, flights, and hotels.


Non-Governmental Organization CEDRA Split Launches New Incubator

Last week, local NGO CEDRA Split launched a new incubator in style at Hotel Cornaro. Over 70 people came to hear about the new initiative for young people to learn business skills before developing their own business.

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