India web products startup Ciafo launches Travelomy, a travel and tourism guide dedicated to South Asia and Web 2.0. With live edit of attractions though, the developers may end up with “Travelohdear” if they are not careful.
Yes, you read this title correctly. In mobile connectivity news today, leading edge Wi-Fi provider Boingo has penned a deal with industry leader Gogo, to provide digital services above 10,000 feet. Like most readers, scanning the first couple of lines of this press release made me wonder if some time off might be the best […]
Travel search innovators Skyscanner, one of the world’s most useful travel search tools, has announced a year to year revenue increase of 75 percent. Also in their news, the company’s growth trajectory has also paved the way for expansion in Asia via operations in Singapore. With emerging markets being underutilized, can companies like Skyscanner gain a foothold?
In cutting edge travel technology bits, RateGain has launched their BrandGain guest satisfaction technology at HITEC 2011 in Austin, Texas. According to their news, the BrainGain technology extracts, scans, analyzes, and scores across the social spectrum providing crucial analytics for users. As anyone involved in “the digital revolution” should know by now, the sphere of engagement […]
In travel tech news, TRX, Inc., one of the world’s leading travel technology players, is set to exhibit at tomorrow’s Business Travel Market in London. According to their spokespeople, the all new razor’s edge TRAVELTRAX® and Travel Analytics® technologies will be featured at the conference.
A new startup called iGottaGuide promises to show travelers a simpler and better way to book great tour experiences. On further study, it appears the development has a ways to go.
Browsing the news this morning, I ran across a very nice smart phone app that wineries in Europe could greatly benefit from. By emulating the functionality of one the Monterey County Vintners and Growers Association created, other producers can add great visibility and value for their products digitally.
Okay, I have finally had enough. Looking into the travel tech footlocker of startups out there, potential is about all there is out there at the moment. And for Best Western and a company called TopGuest, a bit of scornful ranting due from a Web 2.0 evangelist from the early days. The reason, someone out there in PR land still thinks everything needs to be “seamless” in its integration. BS
Indianapolis based, real time search service ChaCha has just closed another round of funding. According to the press, the human powered search engine startup gained another $3 million from investors to further expand their mobile product. ChaCha has so far raised a total of $75 in funding since its launch in 2005.
Toktumi’s Line2 application for the iPhone can save users time, aggravation, and best of all money. Line2 allows mobile users to hook up via Wi-Fi and VOIP networks when lost signal or even minutes are low. This is the first dual mode cell/VOIP application for iPhone.
Dopplr was one of the world’s most innovative and useful online travel tools. Since the Nokia acquisition however, a lot has changed apparently. The site has seen very few noticeable updates, and the user base seems to have fallen off drastically in the last few months. Can Dopplr achieve its former glossy appearance, or is it destined for the “dead pool”?
Tripwolf is one of the most complete and useful online travel tools in the world. With its new iPhone and Facebook integration the service should be at the top of the travel booking heap, but somehow it is not. Regardless, Tripwolf is a complete online travel experience, maybe even the best one yet.