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Articles tagged “skyscanner”

Online Travel

Interview: Skyscanner CEO on Mobile and Direct Bookings

Skyscanner launched in the Americas about a year ago, and it seems as though things are going slowly for now. But, the search site has plenty of patience, believing these are just the early days of online travel.

Interview: Skyscanner CEO on Mobile and Direct Bookings

Online Travel

Flight Searcher Skyscanner Launches Hotel-Only App

Skyscanner is going against the grain in now supporting a hotel-search app separate from its flight-search app. Consider this an opening shot for Skyscanner in hotels, and one that will help the company collect enough data about plotting its next move.

Flight Searcher Skyscanner Launches Hotel-Only App

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Skyscanner Acquires Chinese Search Site Youbibi

This acquisition makes total sense for China, which now has a home-grown company to build its China footprint.

Skyscanner Acquires Chinese Search Site Youbibi

Online Travel

The Most Popular Online Booking Sites in Travel, 2014 Edition

2014 is turning out to be a consolidation year, with big getting bigger. But there is lots of interesting jostling beyond leaders, and that's where the action will be rest of the year. Airbnb's rise has been spectacular, and will continue to break through on the charts.

The Most Popular Online Booking Sites in Travel, 2014 Edition

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Best Travel Ads This Week: Using Creativity to Send a Brand Message

Best Travel Ads This Week: Using Creativity to Send a Brand Message

Online Travel

Skyscanner Wants to Be a Global Player, Claims Its Growth Is on Steroids

For years Skyscanner launched a plethora of country domains as if it were a major global player, which it wasn't. Now it is finally starting to put a little meat on its bones outside of Europe, and its competitors are only now starting to pay attention.

Skyscanner Wants to Be a Global Player, Claims Its Growth Is on Steroids

Airlines

Skyscanner Debuts World Cup Flight-Finder Tool

Skyscanner is all about flights, and it has global reach so the launch of its Soccer/Football Flight Finder tool for the 2014 FIFA World Cup travel is a no-brainer.

Skyscanner Debuts World Cup Flight-Finder Tool

Online Travel

Investor and Room 77 Founder on the Travel Startup Dilemma

Room 77 will keep innovating and has a great product. In the big picture it won't face the thankless task of competing against the big brands forever because one of those huge players will undoubtedly end up acquiring it. Hipmunk has similar challenges, and prospects.

Airlines

Skyscanner Is Making Its First Real Attempt to Crack Metasearch in the U.S.

Skyscanner will likely experience some of the same problems that Hipmunk faces in the U.S. market: It is late to the game, although Gareth Williams feels it is still early when looking at the big picture. And, it will take a lot of years to build up Skyscanner's hotel business both in the U.S. and abroad.

Airlines

London Heathrow Goes from Least to Most Family-Friendly Hub in 18 Months

As competition increases for a growing number of travelers, airlines and hubs are looking to differentiate themselves with superior food, local culture, and family-friendly services. Those that build the reputation now will be guaranteed a larger share of future family travel.

London Heathrow Goes from Least to Most Family-Friendly Hub in 18 Months