Almost three years on from announcing the acquisition of ITA Software and 18 months after launching a domestic-only service, Google Flight Search is finally heading overseas.
This is for the nerds out there: This interactive visualization for exploring flight options for a set of origin and destination airports was built as a “bookmarklet” and uses ITA Flight Matrix data.
For some, Google’s acquisition of Frommer’s in August last year triggered yet another sharp intake of breath that the Mountain View search company was wading further in on the travel sector.
A search of a Gmail user’s in-box will fetch hotel reservation confirmations and then spotlight those confirmation e-mails in natural search results when the user runs an ordinary Google.com search on a phrase like “my reservations.”
Forget flights, Google is quietly adding new features to Hotel Finder as rivals look on (and advertise)
Think all the love at in the travel division at Google is directed at the Flight Search product? Think again.
What a difference a year makes – at the 2011 PhoCusWright Conference in Florida, Google was reasonably bullish about its strategy for Google Flight Search.
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.