Call it a fender-bender, but two online and mobile car-service rivals, Limos.com and GroundLink, are bringing their competition out into the open at the Travel Innovation Summit.
A year-and-a-half after a Travelzoo official talked of an imminent launch, which never happened, of Fly.com hotel and car hire features in Germany, Fly.com is now beta testing hotels and cars in the US and Kayak is powering the hotel search.
As Google and ITA Software work to close their deal, now that the U.S. Department of Justice has conditionally approved the merger, ITA continues to work on new products behind closed doors and is quietly telling its customers that “the mission remains the same; it’s business as usual.”
Reverse parking for many motorists is not a particularly easy task – but then put someone in an unfamiliar vehicle when on holiday and it can be even trickier.
LAN Airlines partnered with ezRez Software to access hotels, car rentals and TripAdvisor reviews for all of the airline’s global markets.
Amadeus is targeting online players, including airlines, with a revamped product, Amadeus Cars Plus XML.
Priceline integrated last-minute car-rental bidding and booking capability into its rebranded Hotel & Rental Car Negotiator app for the iPhone and iPod touch.