For those of you out there wanting to squeeze the most out of Fall vacation plans recent stats from Hotwire’s Travel Savings Indicator show 20 of Europe’s most popular destinations as spectacular deals. Hotel price drops across Europe range from 7% to 37% compared to a year ago, with some price cuts in excess of 50% year on year. If you ever wanted to visit Europe, there may never have been a better time.
TripIt is without a doubt one of the most useful travel tools yet developed. But, can this fairly limited tool, regardless how slick, remain atop the travel app list forever? With an increased user base via Hotwire TripIt has so far fended off all competition, but one slip is all it will take for the next big thing to steamroll this startup. The larger question is, “Can simple modular applications be stand alone monetization models?”