Today DealAngel, a hotel search engine and aggregator, revealed that it will now be giving buy/wait advice to travelers based on market pricing trends for hotels.
DealAngel has released a private beta of its API of its hotel-deal-search technology to travel businesses so that they can find and promote their offers via their own sites.
Google has updated its Hotel Finder tool to invite users to narrow their searches by neighborhood and time period, plus its first unique innovation in metasearch: “time-based search.”
In the past year, traffic to metasearch sites spiked 13%, yet metasearch sites are managing only to persuade 2% of users to click through to the sites of travel suppliers, according to new research from PhoCusWright.
There is a lot of skepticism in some parts of the travel industry about the long-term prospects of Room Key, but its traffic numbers were off the charts a month after its beta launch because of what could be a ground-breaking pop-under advertising strategy.
Almost a year after partnering with eLong, HotelsCombined expanded its reach in China and other parts of Asia by integrating hotel rates from Ctrip, as well.
If you book a hotel on a revamped Room 77, the company now will email requests for specific rooms to the hotel based on your preferences.
HotelsCombined removed a hotel-search filter from its search results pages in early August, but then brought it back a few weeks later.
Trivago, the pan-European hotel metasearch company, got a funding infusion and began testing the waters in the U.S. with a 30-second TV advertisement.
TRX signed a deal with hotel metasearch engine hotelicopter to integrate hotel rates and availability from online travel agency and hotel websites into the TRX corporate booking tool, RESX.