Travel booking app Hopper upgrades its valuation to $5B on secondary sale
Hopper, the mobile travel booking startup and app that lets users book flights, hotels, cars, and — most recently — short-term home rentals a la Airbnb and VRBO, has been on a fast pace of
Constructor finds $55M for tech that powers search and discovery for e-commerce businesses
One of the biggest problems in the world of e-commerce is the predicament of shopping cart abandonment: when shoppers aren’t getting to what they want fast enough — whether it’s find
Mint House raises $15M to give business travelers a better hotel
Hotels are convenient but rarely homey. Short-term rentals through Airbnb or HomeAway are often comfy but can be a pain to book and check-in. Business travelers often have to pick the best of two lous
Who is new Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi?
Uber’s search for a replacement for its former co-founder CEO Travis Kalanick looks to have reached its conclusion. Dara Khosrowshahi, the current CEO of Expedia, has been officially offered the
Expedia Buys Orbitz For $1.6B In Cash To Square Up To Priceline
After buying Travelocity earlier this month for $280 million, Expedia continues its online travel acquisition spree. Today, the company announced an agreement to acquire Orbitz for $1.6 billion -- or
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 compan
Jumio’s Credit Card Scanning Technology Pops Up in Travelocity’s Hotel Deals App
<a target="_blank" href="http://www.jumio.com/">Jumio</a>, the computer vision startup backed by <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2012/03/05/payments-company-jumio-raises-25-5m-from-andreessen-horowit
Kayak Partners With Travelocity To Take Direct Hotel Reservations
<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/kayak.png" class="shot2">Travel search engine Kayak is making an interesting move today. The site is now allowing users to make hotel bookings
Travelocity Cements Its Position As Default Travel Booking Service On Yahoo
<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/travelocity.png" class="shot2" /> <a href="http://www.travelocity.com/">Travelocity</a> has signed a contract to <a href="http://www.business
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.