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Hopper expands its price prediction technology to hotels, initially in NYC

Hopper, a top-ranked travel app that helps you figure out the best time to fly to save money, is today expanding its price prediction service to hotels. The company claims its price tracking technolog

Singapore-based Zuzu gets $2M seed to help small hotels compete with big chains

Independently-owned hotels sometimes fall through the cracks of the hospitality industry because they struggle to compete with major chains, but don’t belong on Airbnb or HomeAway. Zuzu Hospitality

One Night, the boutique last-minute hotel app, is expanding internationally to London

One Night, the last-minute booking app for boutique hotels, is expanding internationally — starting today with London. One Night was created by Standard International, which is the parent compan

Wyndham buys Love Home Swap for $53M

Large hotel chains are feeling the heat from Airbnb and other startups building digital marketplaces for travelers. And that is leading some of them to make acquisitions. RCI, a division of the Wyndha

HotelFlex lets you check in and out of a hotel at whatever time you want

Most would agree that the worst part of traveling is timing the hotel check in. Either you get off a redeye and have to figure out what to do all day while waiting to check in, or you arrive late at n

HotelTonight now lets you upgrade to a suite for 50% off

Hotel Tonight just launched a new feature that lets users upgrade to suites on the cheap. If available, the option will pop up during checkout, and will always cost less than 50% of the standard upgra

SnapTravel raises $8 million for a hotel booking service that works over chat

Chatbots – automated bots that let you interact with a service or brand via messaging apps or SMS – haven’t yet become breakout hits, as a group. But that hasn’t stopped invest

Trump hotel guests had their credit card information hacked (again)

According to a new report from The Washington Post, Trump Hotels has been hacked again. The 14 affected properties include Trump Central Park, Trump Chicago, Trump Las Vegas and Trump DC, with most of

Recharge, which lets users book hotels by the minute, just launched in New York

Recharge, a two-year-old, San Francisco-based company whose app enables users to book a stay in a hotel for just 66 cents a minute, is opening in select New York hotels today, after testing its servic

Zen Rooms raises $4.1M to expand its budget hotel network in Southeast Asia

Zen Rooms, a budget hotel network targeted predominantly at Southeast Asia, has closed a $4.1 million Series A round to expand its presence in the region. The company, which was first founded by Rocke

Suiteness raises $5M to expand their hotel suite booking platform

Suiteness, a YC company that makes it easy to book hotel suites for groups, has raised $5M in Series A funding. The round was led by Bullpen Capital & Global Founders Capital, with participation f

Google Flights will now tell you when fares will increase, help you find cheaper tickets

Google’s airfare search destination Google Flights already offered a variety of features aimed at helping you find low-cost tickets, but today it’s rolling out one more: it will show you w

The company behind Standard Hotels is launching One Night, a same-day booking app to rival Hotel Tonight

Anyone interested in the intersection of travel and technology knows that Hotel Tonight basically revolutionize the same-day hotel booking industry. Launched in 2011, Hotel Tonight’s app let yo

GuestReady provides Airbnb hosts with the services to professionalize their rental

London-based GuestReady officially opened its doors this week, launching its service in six cities: London, Paris, Amsterdam, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, and Hong Kong. The idea is simple, provide all ma

Suiteness wants you to stay in suites instead of regular hotel rooms

Suites are a weird thing within the hotel industry. While there are hundreds of thousands of suites around the world, most are only occupied about 20 percent of the time and sit empty the rest of the

HotelTonight expands its in-app concierge service, Aces, to 30+ cities

Last summer we reviewed Aces, the in-app concierge service from HotelTonight. And while we enjoyed using the service, our main gripe was that it was limited to just five cities, and even there it

Google’s new Destinations feature lets you plan trips right from its search engine on mobile

Google is making it easier than ever to plan a trip or vacation with a new feature that lets you look up destinations, complete with flight and hotels prices, right from its search engine on a mobile

HotelTonight Launches Tonight +1 To Entice Guests To Stay An Extra Night

HotelTonight, the last-minute hotel booking app, just launched a new feature called Tonight +1, which lets users add a second night during check-out for an additional discount. Here’s how it wor

Amazon Shuts Down Its Hotel Booking Site, Amazon Destinations

Amazon is apparently exiting the travel business, only months after testing the waters with its hotel booking resource, Amazon Destinations. The site, first launched in April, was focused on helping

Amazon Expands Its Travel Footprint With New “Local Getaways” Site, Amazon Destinations

Amazon last night rolled out a new travel site it’s calling Amazon Destinations, which focuses on helping customers find “getaway destinations” within driving distance of their homes
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