Its elevator pitch is that it’s “a smart “Kayak” for tailored deals when you don’t know where or when you want to go.”
It’s not just startups trying to capture the mood for developing natural language and semantic search in travel – Expedia is quietly working on its own platform.
Big Data. I know, youâ€™re totally sick of this topic. The chatter about Big Data is just numbing – even the Harvard Business Review joined the chorus a few months ago.
CheapAir.com has begun beta-testing a semantic search tool that allows users to pose natural language flight queries with airport codes and dates in various formats.
Travel search startup Hopper has announced an additional $12 million investment round led by OMERS Ventures, the venture capital arm of one of Canada’s largest pension funds.
Similar to most up-and-coming technologies, there is much confusion as to what something like Big Data really means and how it can help make the customer experience better and lead to more sales.
Last week I was invited to speak on a panel at the Boston THack, Tnooz’s event for developers and engineers. The topic was innovation in travel technology.
With $8 million in new funding from Atlas Venture and Brightspark Ventures, travel startup Hopper hopes to continue building its own servers and to bridge the travel inspiration gap.