8 Feb 2013
Until now, third parties have had to pay to access Rome2rio’s API, following the company’s shift to a B2B model in May last year. With the new access options, developers will be able to make 100,000 search requests per month without charge. The idea here is to boost adoption of the service, encouraging sites to offer […]
14 Dec 2012
Another day, another pivot as trip-planning service MyGola transitions from a human-curated trip-planning process to an algorithmic-driven approach. Yes, “human guides” are still involved, but to what extent is unclear. Here’s part of an email that the company sent to users today about the “new mygola:” The new mygola is all about real people, real […]
23 Nov 2012
If you’re in the travel industry or a travel enthusiast, get your daily dose of Skift: subscribe to our newsletter, or social feeds, here. Travel is among the most pivot-friendly categories in the startupland. What happens when a well-liked-but-limited app, focused on a nice but commodity niche, attempts to pivot into a larger company, attempting to “reinvent travel”? […]
4 May 2012
What is local? Metasearch has not had a huge amount of luck with developing operations in local markets.
1 May 2012
Some startups would throw the towel after admitting to a “terrible” first year in operation – but UK-based TripEdge has scrapped its agent lead-gen system to enter the crowded world of deals.