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Online Republic rebrands into global car rental site GoSee

Webjet’s New Zealand subsidiary Online Republic is rebranding as GoSee, a marketplace for car and motorhome rentals worldwide.

GoSee will combine Online Republic’s two separate travel brands, Airport Rentals and Motorhome Republic, into one specialised land-travel comparison website.

The rebranding is a direct response to the changing travel landscape post-Covid, said CEO Darren Linton, together with a spike in demand for road trips. Travellers can now search and compare vehicles on a single site. 

“There has been a global surge in motorhome and car rental bookings over the last couple of years, with fly-in fly-out single destination trips being rivalled by slower do-it-yourself trips. GoSee’s vision is to equip consumers with everything they need to travel their own way, help them make memories, and connect them to the people and places they love,” said Linton.

Online Republic was founded in 2004 as an online car rental platform that moved into a motor home space a year later. Webjet bought the business in 2016, and prior to Covid had achieved $500 million in annual sales. 

The platform boasts 1400 suppliers in 160 countries and offers round-the-clock customer support. 

“In an industry dominated by travel generalists, GoSee is an expert in the car and motorhome travel niche, having booked over 3 million car rentals and 3 million motorhome rental days for customers under the Online Republic brand,” said Linton. 

“Being based locally in Aotearoa, we see ourselves as our customers’ well-travelled and adventurous friend, ready to share expert advice to ensure our customers have the best trip possible.”

The new GoSee website was developed in partnership with digital agency DNA Design.

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