StudentUniverse, which focused on student travel for more than a decade, is broadening its appeal by offering the college set negotiated discounts on everything from electronics and clothing to entertainment and food.
High end flash sale retailer Jetsetter is celebrating hitting 500,000 room nights since launch and two million people in its database.
Secret Escapes, the flash sales service launched in January, has attracted a second round of funding ahead of a multi-million pound marketing campaign.
Kayak Private Sale, the travel metasearch company’s upcoming offering of exclusive hotel, flight and vacation package deals to registered users, is an interesting product name for a company considering an initial public offering, but I digress.
A departure from Kayak’s core metasearch business,Private Sale has raised some eyebrows in Australia and the U.S.
Fellow Tnooz node Tim Hughes, writing for his personal blog, The BOOT – The Business of Online Travel, pointed out that getting into the exclusive deals’ business makes Kayak “a zero percenter no more” in terms of an operational-costs’ advantage. And former Kayaker Drew Patterson notes that offering exclusive deals is not part of Kayak’s traditional DNA.