Hopper has now partnered with rental management platform Hostaway to link up a huge market share of Hostaway short-term rentals.
Lend Me Your iPhone to Test the “Backdrop App” Game Changer
A new spp called Backdrop shows promise for becoming a popular travel companion. At least, according to TechCrunch. If only I had an iPhone!
AXUS and Tramada Systems Partner to Power Dynamic Digital Itineraries
Northstar Travel Group has announced a cooperation with Tramada Systems for transforming the travel insurance business.
Fever Startup Snags Another $35 Million in Funding
Fever has raised $35 million in Series D funding led by Rabuten Capital, Accel, Atresmedia, and others. The question is, will it be enough?
Carlson Wagonlit Travel’s New App Takes Off
In news from Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), the agency’s new mobile hotel booking app CWT To Go, has spurred bookings by over 20%, according to the company. CWT’s launch of mobile hotel booking functionality was rolled out to over 600,000 registered users in 17 markets. CWT says the app is a resounding success.
Kicking the Tires of Guidekick
Guidekick, a fascinating new mobile app that uses rich media to get a passing tourist’s attention when passing an historic attraction, is a window inside what future travel tech will look. Available in iOS, Android, and even Google Glass editions, the app adds historical and contextual value to the places people visit.
Yahoo Acquires Qwiki, the App that Turns Memories into Movies
The Qwiki experience is rich, shareable, and enjoyable. The app could make a great companion for your travels, allowing you to create close-to-professional travel videos with virtually no editing experience. But is this enough to boost Yahoo!’s popularity?
#Travel Tuesday Tips on Travel Tech: Don’t Cry for Expedia
Reading news in travel technology this morning any interested party might be a bit confused over all the smoke signals going out from online players. The New York Times suggests simply “Fewer, Bigger Travel Sites”, Expedia stocks are down on the one hand, and their mobile app is revamped a superhuman helper on the other. Meanwhile a startup called Bookt LLC takes a shot at Airbnb.com and vacations. I guess the good news is, travel technology is really still alive and doing well.
Expedia Upgrades its Mobile App with New Features
Expedia has recently upgraded its mobile app with a set of mobile itineraries capabilities, that give the traveler up-to-date information at every stage of the journey.
BBC Abandons Lonely Planet, Or Is It the Other Way Round?
Lonely Planet, one of the world’s most recognized names in digital travel, will now be owned by Nashville billionaire Brad Kelley’s NC2Media. BBC reported the deal for some $77.3 million, about half of what the British broadcasting giant paid for the business back in 2007. Despite the reported £80 million loss BBC will take, some say there are lessons worth learning still.
New Must Have Tools for Travelers: Picfari™
For anyone who loves to take pictures of their travels, a new app called Picfari is a real must, here’s why.
Hotels.com Launches Two New Windows 8 Apps
Hotels.com has just launched two new apps for Windows 8, one designed to up the ante on mobíle utility, the other specifically for the Windows 8 tablet.
Top-5 Must-Have Apps for Frequent Fliers
Just like every other genre of mobile application, there are more travel apps on the market than a person can shake a smartphone at.
5 Tools You Need As A Frequent Flier
There are so many special needs it seems, no matter what you endeavor to do in life. Business, pleasure, necessary or vacation travel planning, the same holds true in nearly everything from shopping for groceries to lapping up luxurious wines, everything is optimized these days. And for good reason.
Wanderu Wants U 2 Take the BusBud
We’ve discussed the need for transportation companies to better engage via the web and mobile many times. So, news that BusBud has launched did not come as a great surprise. What Wanderu has done with fitting the need in this under-served market is interesting, if a bit far off practicality wise.