Articles tagged “hipmunk”

Hipmunk Co-Founders Denied by SAP Concur in Buyback Attempt and 15 Other Top Digital Stories This Week

Hipmunk Co-Founders Denied by SAP Concur in Buyback Attempt and 15 Other Top Digital Stories This Week

Danielle Hyams, Skift

This week in digital news, Hipmunk co-founders tried — and failed — to buy back their company in an attempt to save it from getting killed off by SAP Concur. Plus China's secondary cities are poised to become the next hot spots for events and conferences.

1 month ago

Expense Technology Landscape Heats Up

Expense Technology Landscape Heats Up

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

The expense technology sector has quickly become one to watch. Realistically, though, chipping away at SAP Concur's business is going to be difficult.

1 month ago

Hipmunk Co-Founders Spurned by SAP Concur in Attempt to Buy Back the Company

Hipmunk Co-Founders Spurned by SAP Concur in Attempt to Buy Back the Company

Dennis Schaal, Skift

It isn't very unusual for a company like Hipmunk to get acquired and then to fade into oblivion in the clutches of a much larger corporation. That's the way it goes in the heartless mergers-and-acquisitions game.

1 month ago

Expense Technology Gets Smarter as Providers Look Beyond Receipts

Expense Technology Gets Smarter as Providers Look Beyond Receipts

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Beyond automatically integrating travel booking with expenses, a lot is being done to give travel managers and financial departments more powerful tools to track spending. It also helps that these tools will eventually make the expense report process much easier for travelers.

2 years ago

Battle for Unmanaged Travelers Heats Up — Corporate Travel Innovation Report

Battle for Unmanaged Travelers Heats Up — Corporate Travel Innovation Report

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Employees of smaller companies are business travelers too. Concur's latest strategy to go after unmanaged travelers shows how much potential exists for that segment.

2 years ago

Hipmunk Goes After Unmanaged Business Travel Market

Hipmunk Goes After Unmanaged Business Travel Market

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Despite the initial denials, we always knew Concur would bring Hipmunk into business travel. It'll be interesting to see how the Hipmunk brand changes once it becomes known for more than just leisure travel.

2 years ago

New Skift Trends Research: 2017 Outlook on Metasearch in Travel

New Skift Trends Research: 2017 Outlook on Metasearch in Travel

Luke Bujarski, Skift

Slim margins and complex technology have turned travel metasearch into a contact sport. Identifying the winners and losers in this space takes a keen understanding of the economics and mechanics that power these businesses. Luckily, we've produced the definitive resource for understanding and forecasting the trend lines.

3 years ago

Concur Buys Hipmunk to Bring Consumer Tools to Its Business Travelers

Concur Buys Hipmunk to Bring Consumer Tools to Its Business Travelers

Dennis Schaal and Jason Clampet, Skift

Six years after brashly boasting about how it would disrupt travel search, Hipmunk, which had to compete against larger players with more ample war chests, is exiting into the business travel portfolio of Concur. Hipmunk's turn toward business travel may make it more of a business-to-business play than its current consumer incarnation. As Concur's TripIt example shows, it remains to be seen how innovative Hipmunk can be given larger corporate priorities within SAP/Concur.

3 years ago

In Search for Perfect Hotel Results, Hipmunk is Latest to Give it a Try

In Search for Perfect Hotel Results, Hipmunk is Latest to Give it a Try

Dan Peltier, Skift

Hipmunk's user experience in hotel search feels more convenient than on many other metasearch and booking sites but like everyone else, Hipmunk is experimenting and has plenty to learn. We have a long way to go but that's no surprise to anyone.

4 years ago

Interview: Hipmunk CEO on the Simplicity of Mobile Apps

Interview: Hipmunk CEO on the Simplicity of Mobile Apps

Colin Gibbs, Skift

Download the full report for an in-depth look at how companies in the travel and hospitality industries can leverage mobile applications to better serve their customers and grow their businesses.

4 years ago

Reddit’s New CEO Is Also Hipmunk’s CTO, For Now

Reddit’s New CEO Is Also Hipmunk’s CTO, For Now

Dennis Schaal, Skift

A lot of people would argue that Kayak lost its product mojo when co-founder and CTO Paul English left the company. Huffman is not totally abandoning Hipmunk but his energies will be elsewhere.

5 years ago

Hipmunk Turns to Skyscanner to Fill Its Global Airline Gaps

Hipmunk Turns to Skyscanner to Fill Its Global Airline Gaps

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Does this new affiliate relationship between Skyscanner and Hipmunk portend a more strategic partnership in the future? Neither company is pointing to such a scenario for now.

5 years ago