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.
Just launched today in beta, GoEuro is a travel search website that lets users plan, organize, and compare their trips across air, rail, bus, and auto travel modes. While no more innovative then your typical metasearch tool, this new startup comes along at just the right time.
A report over at BetaKit tells of Berlin-based GoEuro having closed a $4 million dollar funding round to enhance the travel comparison engine. The platform, which allows travelers to search and compare air, bus, train, and car travel throughout Europe, is now building partnerships with service providers for their imminent beta launch.
This will be the shortest analysis post I have written out of many thousands. Many people wonder how come all the fuss over OTAs, commissions, and saving a buck where hotel bookings are concerned. The following little bits of info play into the “why” of online booking analysis.
Jean-Pierre Nadir is CEO of one of Europe’s fastest growing online travel startups. With billions at stake in online travel revenues, Nadir is rapidly closing ground between his closest competitors TripAdvisor and Zoover. With acquisitions in the air, can Nadir overtake those beleaguered giants with a few swift buyouts?