Skift Take

The ease with which two newbies carved out their own special niche speaks to the opportunities that exist in the travel sector.

Neither Steve Huffman or I knew much about the travel business when we started Hipmunk together in June 2010. We figured we’d be able to get flight data from any number of places—perhaps by “scraping” it off of other sites, and then linking customers to those sites to book their tickets.

We were wrong on both counts.

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