travel

  • Hopper’s New Travel App Tells You The Best Time To Fly

    Hopper’s New Travel App Tells You The Best Time To Fly

    A mobile application called Hopper, out today on iTunes, is using data and analysis from “billions” of flight prices in order to tell travelers when they should fly and buy tickets. The company claims that it’s able to save users as much as 40 percent on flights, and in 95 percent of cases will get you a cheaper flight or one that’s at least the same price as you would… Read More

  • Chinese Travel Site Aoliday Raises $1.5M Seed Funding From Gobi Partners

    Chinese Travel Site Aoliday Raises $1.5M Seed Funding From Gobi Partners

    Aoliday, a Shanghai-based travel site and mobile app that helps Chinese tourists arrange oversea trips, has raised $1.5 million in seed funding from Gobi Partners. This is Aoliday’s first round of investment and will be used to hire more employees, improve its offline services, and expand into new markets, founder and CEO James He told TechCrunch. Read More

  • Stayful, The Priceline For Boutique Hotels, Comes To iOS

    Stayful, The Priceline For Boutique Hotels, Comes To iOS

    Stayful, the travel site launched last year and founded by industry execs from Expedia and Hotels.com, has now gone mobile with today’s debut of an iOS application. The new app allows travelers to find the best rates at independent, boutique hotels across the U.S. including cities like New York, Chicago, Boston, L.A., San Francisco, Houston, Orlando, Miami, New Orleans, Savannah… Read More

  • Vamo Algorithmically Books You The Cheapest Multi-Stop Vacation

    Vamo Algorithmically Books You The Cheapest Multi-Stop Vacation

    Want to visit London, Paris, and Berlin, then blow off steam in Amsterdam? Expect a logistical nightmare trying to find the optimal route with the cheapest fights, trains, and hotels. Unless you use Vamo, a new multi-stop travel booking service from long-time Facebook engineer Ari Steinberg that launches in private beta today. Its hardcore algorithms crunch near-infinite trip permutations… Read More

  • Daily Deals Site Groupon Debuts A New App, Getaways, For Travel And Hotel Offers

    Daily Deals Site Groupon Debuts A New App, Getaways, For Travel And Hotel Offers

    Daily deals site Groupon says that travel is its fastest growing business category, and today it is launching a new mobile app that it hopes will help it capitalize on that more. Getaways by Groupon, a free app for iOS and Android, bypasses Groupon’s wider focus on local merchant deals to focus only on travel packages and hotels (25,000 offers listed right now), similar to the… Read More

  • Just In Time For The Car-Less Generation, Bus And Train Ticket Aggregator Wanderu Raises $5.6M Series A

    Just In Time For The Car-Less Generation, Bus And Train Ticket Aggregator Wanderu Raises $5.6M Series A

    Boston-based travel startup Wanderu, which aims to become something of a Kayak.com for booking bus and train tickets — a market that doesn’t yet have a leading aggregation site — has now raised $5.6 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Metamorphic Ventures, and was said to be over-subscribed. Also participating were Alta Ventures, Craig Lentzsch (former… Read More

  • Hostel Rocket Arrives On Mobile, Making It Easy To Book Hostel Stays Worldwide

    Hostel Rocket Arrives On Mobile, Making It Easy To Book Hostel Stays Worldwide

    A Durham, North Carolina-based startup called Hostel Rocket wants to make it easier for travelers who prefer the low-cost accommodations provided by hostels to find available rooms, view photos, descriptions, reviews and schedule bookings from either the web or their mobile phones. Though the startup only launched to the public this July, the site has already seen over a million visitors… Read More

  • Tripcast Is A Beautiful Travel Journal For Your Smartphone

    Tripcast Is A Beautiful Travel Journal For Your Smartphone

    A new mobile application called Tripcast, built by the team that created photo-sharing app Cluster, allows travelers to privately share their photos with their friends back home. The app lets you create a travel journal of sorts, by not only collecting the photos and sharing them, but also plotting them on map, and inviting fellow travelers to build albums with you. This is not the first time… Read More

  • Backpack Connects You With Travelers So You Can Purchase Items In Other Countries

    Backpack Connects You With Travelers So You Can Purchase Items In Other Countries

    Imagine a certain type of medication you needed wasn’t available in your country and was expensive to ship or acquire. Many people rely on friends or relatives traveling to these countries to bring back items that cannot be purchased in their country, whether it’s medicine or an iPhone. Backpack connects users with travelers who can bring desired products back at discounted prices. Read More

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