Wobbles at travel deal service Travelzoo, with it posting falls in revenue and net income for the third quarter of 2012 and its share price hitting a two-year low today.
Move over Groupon and company, just over a year since launching local deals in the US, Amazon has introduced a similar service in the UK
Not just another deals service, GringoLocal set to launch in the next few days, wants to act as a source of local deals helping travellers plan a trip
Foursquare will give the one million businesses that have already verified their listing on the service fast-track access to customers via new “local updates” messaging.
Google is making search more local and social by adding a Local tab to Google+ and also integrating information from your social networking friends plus Zagat restaurant and hotel reviews across Google Search, Google Maps and mobile.
Travelzoo CEO Chris Loughlin blasted the competition in the daily deals space for unsustainable practices and acknowledged that the company’s Local Deals business is “hindered in the short term by industry dynamics.”
With 17.5% of its global website traffic already coming from mobile browsers, Travelzoo unveiled its first mobile website, in the US, and debuted an Android app, as well.