Pathfndr, billed as a No-code, Artificial Intelligence-powered Travel Operating System, announces a slew of innovations for travel advisors.
Argo Tests Search & Booking Platform Tangopapas.com
Argo tests a new travel platform Tangopapas.com being marketed as a “best of” class search and booking platform.
India’s Ixigo Acquires Mobile Content Startup Reach
Ixigo, the Indian travel search service has announced buying mobile content startup Reach in order to branch out into a wider mobile commerce territory.
Tourism Intelligence Group (TIG) Develops Search Metrics Suite
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).
Accor Hotels Creates Their Own Travel Service
Designed to help customers of Accor Hotels to discover their next destinations, “Inspiration” presents online visitors to Accorhotels.com with unique destinations via internal hotel search. Guests into culture, wellness, exploration, a range of intentions, can get some relevance and quickness out of Inspiration, let’s take a quick look.
GoEuro Gets $4 Million Dollar “Go” from Investors
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.
The Desti (ny) of Semantic Travel Search
I am the world’s biggest fan of very advanced search technology. My partner and I, our whole team, we are also travel fanatics. The world around us is so amazing, words seldom suffice actually. A big question came to my mind today as I read Venturebeat about a startup called Desti. “Do I really want or need somebody or something to do my traveling for me?” That’s my question.
Expedia Designs Semantic Search Engine for Travel
Expedia is taking the business of travel search up a notch, with reports suggesting it’s currently developing a natural language search engine that will provide a “more human” way of searching for flights, hotel rooms, restaurants and the like.
IAVRA: A Slick Way to Skin Villa Travel
This is going to be a rave review about a new platform from the International Association of Villa Rental Agents (IAVRA), just to get you prepared. This new subscriber based database and tool set is a near perfect B2B conduit between travel agents etc. and Villa rental agents across the globe. The service not only makes searching, selecting, and renting villas efficient, but a bit of an aesthetically charged user experience on both ends of the exchange.
Oyster Travel Reviews’ Latest Pearl – Oyster Shots
Oyster.com, one of the most innovative travel review entities in the world, announces what they term “Oyster Shots” – a first ever photo powered hotel search engine.
Via Michelin: Can Bibendum Fix Blowout?
In news from one of the world’s best known names in hospitality, Michelin, celebrating the company’s 10 year anniversary online come with revamped Via Michelin website. Argo Travel News takes a look at Michelin’s entry into the competitive realm of online travel guides.
Vayant Travel Tech and 2e Systems Enhance airBaltic
In news from Frankfurt today, Vayant Travel Technologies announced a partnership with 2e Systems for providing solutions for airBaltic. According to the news, 2e’s booking engine, along with Vayant’s Microproducts – FareList, TaxQuote, and IntelliPricer, will provide a “new breed” of tech solutions for airlines.
Hopper Building Advanced Travel Search System
Hopper, a full-text search engine for travel, is now in early alpha testing for its new natural-language-based search technology. The company is the brainchild of Frederic Lalonde and Joost Ouwerkerk; Lalonde is also the chairman of Tnooz. The developers working on the project are former Expedia geeks, and the tool they are trying to create […]
Bing-Kayak: Travel Search or Dumb Meets Dumber?
The still raging war for online travel supremacy continues with news from Microsoft and Kayak. The pending sale of ITA to Google has spurred some fairly ridiculous allegiances and deals, not the least of which is the latest Bing “slash” Kayak pairing. Let’s face it, Microsoft has already spent two king’s ransoms trying to beat Google, and now this?
SnowTrax Compares Beyond Compare
There’s a new ski trip search dynamo out there, and SnowTrax is the name it goes by. For refined ski vacation search, there may not be a better example on Earth. But, and there are always “but’s”, corporate lip service social engagement will never do for any new tech startup. On the consumer Web, there is no room for slip ups when professing social media kinship. Aside this flaw, SnowTrax has a foot in their skis for flawless ski vacations.