Last month Skyscanner, which competes with Kayak on flight, hotel and car hire bookings, hit a nice milestetone with 11 million downloads of its free native mobile apps. Today it’s adding to that with a Windows 8 version. The free app is available through the Windows Store and is – the company claims – the first app with built in free-text search. That means users can enter “Flights to Berlin next… → Read More
Skyscanner is somewhat of a Scottish success story. Founded in 2003, the travel search site, best known for its flight comparisons (though it’s branched out to include car hire and hotels), is reportedly on track to achieve an annual turnover of close to £30m, nearing £10m in profit. That’s likely been bouyed by a recent partnership it signed with the Chinese search engine Baidu.