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Articles tagged “hopper”

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Is Airbnb’s Big Ad Blitz a Dud?

The impact of Airbnb's new ad campaign seems to be underwhelming to date. But if the idea is to broaden awareness about hosting, Airbnb may be willing to play the long game.

Is Airbnb’s Big Ad Blitz a Dud?

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Hopper’s New $170 Million Financing Led by Capital One Will Expand Online Travel Loyalty Biz

More blurring of the lines between travel technology and financial services, and the latest example of investors seeing potential in the sector's return.

Hopper’s New $170 Million Financing Led by Capital One Will Expand Online Travel Loyalty Biz

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Hopper Raises $100 Million More for Airfare and Hotel Rate Prediction

Hopper's survival is a testament to the perseverance of its founders, though it's an understatement to say it takes them a long time to scale their products up. The startup is also now overpriced, based on its funding, for most potential acquirers — except maybe for Airbnb.

Hopper Raises $100 Million More for Airfare and Hotel Rate Prediction

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Airbnb Mulled Integrating Skyscanner for Flights and Buying Hopper

Airbnb has sold investors on a growth story based, in part, on adding flights and other products. But selling flights is extremely complicated.

Airbnb Mulled Integrating Skyscanner for Flights and Buying Hopper

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Airfare App Hopper Enters HotelTonight Turf With Hotel Expansion

Hopper said it is on track to process about $500 million in gross bookings — a number much larger than actual revenue — this year. Its expansion into hotel bookings would bring fatter commissions and hopefully more engagement. But the company will go up against better-funded players. All bets are off.

Airfare App Hopper Enters HotelTonight Turf With Hotel Expansion

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Contrarian Flight-App Hopper Attracts $61 Million in Series C Financing

Is there a big enough market for travelers to track flights through push notifications and wait weeks or months to buy instead of going to a website and entering their itinerary details? Hopper, Hitlist, and others think Millennials and others will shop this way but there is skepticism about how large these businesses can become.

Contrarian Flight-App Hopper Attracts $61 Million in Series C Financing

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Why Uber and Airbnb Are the Only Truly Disruptive Travel Companies of This Century

I hate to see so many talented travel startup people working away at ideas that obviously have little chance to succeed. Do we need another trip-planning app or metasearch company? These are very early days for Uber and Airbnb, but it is totally evident that they have set out to do something different.

Why Uber and Airbnb Are the Only Truly Disruptive Travel Companies of This Century

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The Top 31 Most Heavily Venture-Funded Startups In Travel

The global travel industry is going through a lot of disruption, and the biggest sectors include the sharing economy and ground transportation, as well as one large potential winner in the hotel booking sector.

The Top 31 Most Heavily Venture-Funded Startups In Travel

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First Look at the $22 Million, 6-Year-in-the-Making Travel Planning Website Hopper

After all this, does Hopper really want to bill itself as a "catalogue?" It sounds like a retro brochure or directory. And, despite all the delay and years of work, it appears that Hopper still has a very long way to go before it can deliver a comprehensive and respectable product that is ready for prime time.

First Look at the $22 Million, 6-Year-in-the-Making Travel Planning Website Hopper

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Hyped Travel Startup Hopper Does Everything, Except Actually Launch

Technology aside, will travelers care about Hopper if they ever see a product after six years of development? If you have patience in excess, then stay tuned.

Hyped Travel Startup Hopper Does Everything, Except Actually Launch