Online Republic is a global travel group specialising in cruise, car rental and motorhome travel bookings. Our angle is simple. Give customers better value, better advice and better service than they can find anywhere else, on or offline.

A short history of our Republic

2004
2005
2008
2011
2013
2014
2004

2004. The year a new republic is born.

In mid 2004, brothers Paul and Mike Ballantyne hatch an idea around taking niche marketing to the travel sector. They call the company iMall Brands and their first site specialising in car rental goes live in late 2004.

2005

With a successful car rental business building and a small team growing, the decision is made to create a motorhome rental booking website.  This launches in late 2005.

2008
Riding the wave of growing cruise popularity in Australasia, we open our first cruise site. Cruisesalefinder.co.nz goes live in New Zealand in December 2008. A month later we launch cruisesalefinder.com.au into the Australian cruise market.
2011
It’s time for a name everyone can pronounce and something we actually like. We re-brand from iMall Brands to Online Republic.
2013
With a growing number of highly talented e-commerce practitioners on board, we decide to share the love and launch Search Republic – a world class digital marketing consultancy.
2014
Our new data business PredictHQ launches. It’s top secret for now, but we can reveal that it will be about prediction in some shape or form and will be created from our HQ in Auckland :)

We’re Hiring

And here’s four reasons why you might be interested in joining us.

We're growing.

There are 110 of us and there will be 140 by the end of 2014. Be part of a team that is ambitious, determined and talented.

We're global.

We operate in 150 car rental markets, 25 motorhome countries and Australia and New Zealand for cruises.

We plan big.

We plan to grow our current categories quickly, and are in the process of launching new technologies.

We play spacies.

We offer a great culture, one of Auckland’s coolest offices and some great old school spacies machines.

Our Key Brands

Interested in touching base?