Intermodal travel planners simplify life for consumers by allowing them to plan an entire trip online, automatically identifying connections that complete the journey. At first they were limited to connections between the classic modes of travel – plane, train, bus, taxi – but trip planners and booking sites are starting to add new options as technology makes the data sharing easier and cheaper. Qixxit, a travel planner app created by Germany’s Deutsche Bahn railway company, shows how this can work for long distance trips. The app suggests how to get from one point to another using any mix of personal and public transport including plane, train, private bike, private car, car rental, bike rental, car sharing, ferry, taxi, long-distance buses and local public transport. Get the full story at EyeForTravel