Car, Cruise and Motorhome Travel
The Online Republic group started small in mid-2004 as a single website called “Fetch”, offering an alternative way to book car hire online. After some innovation in SEO by the two founders Mike and Paul Ballantyne, the site was soon out performing expectations and the group company was formed.
Moving quickly into the arena of motorhome rental bookings in 2005, and followed in 2009 by a move to offer cruise holiday deals, the company has been on a consistent upwards trajectory, offering best value, best advice and better service to travel consumers online.
The value of the company was recognised through the acquisition of the Online Republic Group by Webjet in 2016. The car, motorhome and cruise consumer offering in the travel e-commerce space, perfectly complementing the existing Webjet value proposition.
With a footprint across the globe and with contracted relationships with all of the world’s largest and most reputable suppliers across the three business disciplines, Online Republic is currently the number 1 motorhome rental provider globally, the largest Australasian online cruise holidays provider and a leading player in the global car hire marketplace, operating in over 138 countries.
With global websites and generating nearly 1/2 billion NZ$ in annual sales (TTV), Online Republic is a leading player in the consumer travel industry.