Over the last dozen years I’ve tested just about every search technology that exists. From back in the so-called “search wars”, to new forms of AI and semantic intelligence, the ultimate goal of any search device is relevance for the user. Today I tested a little hospitality search engine called Pineapple Search.
Direct Rooms, a leading hybrid meta search entity for hotels, has just announced adding 10 additional languages to their service. According to the company they’re the first ever meta-search engine to offer rooms in Croatian.
Leading tourism marketing company, Tourism Intelligence Group (TIG) has launched a new indexing standard for the hospitality and tourism industry called: “The Consumer Demand Index” (CDI).
It’s not easy trying to spot a genuine deal when looking for discounted hotel rooms, but a new Russian startup is hoping to change that. DealAngel, a Moscow-based hotel search engine that helps travelers to get the best possible deal on their lodgings, has just announced plans to open up its API
For all those lonely hearts that are desperate to escape this Valentine’s Day, help is at hand thanks to the UK’s top hotel comparison site Trivago.co.uk. With singles in mind, their recently published list of select hotels offers solo guests the chance to hide away from all that yucky, mushy romance stuff and get down to some serious, self-centered pampering.
Could hotel search get any more competitive than it is already? Well apparently, err, yes it can. The newly released HotelSweep is the latest fledgling in a long line of hotel search tools to hit the web, promising to make looking for a hotel even more convenient than it is already.