Travelocity

  • Travelocity Takes A Page From Airbnb’s Book And Launches Concierge Service

    Travelocity Takes A Page From Airbnb’s Book And Launches Concierge Service

    Facing stronger competition from disruptive travel startups like Airbnb and the behemoth of Priceline/Kayak/Booking.com, Sabre-owned Travelocity is looking to up its game with extras. Today the company announced that it would launch a new concierge service, offering restaurant reservations, driving directions, tickets to local events and more. The service, it says, is free for users who… Read More

  • Jumio’s Credit Card Scanning Technology Pops Up in Travelocity’s Hotel Deals App

    Jumio’s Credit Card Scanning Technology Pops Up in Travelocity’s Hotel Deals App

    Jumio, the computer vision startup backed by $32 million in funding from Andreessen Horowitz, Eduardo Saverin and others, is today announcing the first travel application to integrate its Netswipe technology. The app involved is the recently launched Hotel Deals by lastminute.com from Travelocity, which now allows users to hold up their credit card to their phone’s camera in order to… Read More

  • Kayak Partners With Travelocity To Take Direct Hotel Reservations

    Travel search engine Kayak is making an interesting move today. The site is now allowing users to make hotel bookings directly through the company’s website. Kayak is partnering with Travelocity to power the hotel booking feature. So previously, if you wanted to book a hotel using Kayak’s search engine, you would click through to the hotel or partner site to book the reservation. Read More

  • Travelocity Cements Its Position As Default Travel Booking Service On Yahoo

    Travelocity has signed a contract to renew its partnership with Yahoo. Under the terms of the agreement, Travelocity will remain the exclusive booking provider for all air, car and hotel packaging options, and the new exclusive provider for cruise and vacation packages, available on Yahoo Travel. The ability to combine the Travelocity and Yahoo networks through the agreement will allow users… Read More

  • Expedia On Google's Radar?

    Michael wrote about rumors of a Google/ Skype hookup April 1, a deal that would make a lot of sense. One that doesn’t are rumors that Google may be getting ready to bid for travel giant Expedia. Expedia shares were up over 9% Tuesday and a further 1% Wednesday based on the rumors (chart above) for a market cap of $7.18 billion. Expedia stock is still down approx. 30% from its October… Read More