• Farecast Now Offers International Flight Price Predictions

    Seattle based Farecast, a service that predicts and guarantees airline prices, has expanded its reach outside of the United States, with international coverage in key markets. Farecast, which launched in May 2006, tries to predict flight price changes for consumers so they know whether to buy now or wait. In late 2006 they added guarantees, effectively allowing consumers to buy insurance… Read More

  • Breaking: Kayak Raises $196 Million, Buys Rival SideStep

    Discount travel site Kayak has acquired rival SideStep for $200 million. This story was set to be announced tomorrow but word is leaking all over the place after Sidestep CEO Rob Solomon told his company employees the news at an all hands meeting. This is a two part deal. Kayak raised $196 million in a new round of financing from their existing investors (Sequoia Capital, General Catalyst… Read More

  • Couch Swapping Comes To Facebook

    Social travel network TripUp has announced the launch of CouchSwap, a new social travel application developed specifically for Facebook. CouchSwap gives Facebook users the ability to offer their couches to friends and other travellers, as well as being able to find available couches offered up by other members. CouchSwap features include a ratings service that allows users to rate couches like… Read More

  • SideStep Acquires Travel Social Network TripUp

    Travel search company SideStep has acquired social networking site TripUp for an undisclosed sum. TripUp is a social network focused on travel and includes user-generated travel blogs, photos, videos, maps, and travel reviews. SideStep had previously acquired user generated hotel ratings site in October 2006. I spoke with SideStep CEO Rob Solomon prior to the announcement. Read More