Global bus ticketing metasearch company Busbud says today that it has closed a $1 million (Canadian) round of financing.
Kayak has unveiled a package holiday service built around an algorithm which uses what people look for and write about most.
A handful of startups are racing to become the Kayak of bus ticketing metasearch: Buscatchers, Bustripping, Pombai, and Wanderu.
Superfly’s guerrilla marketing on Facebook has lured users to its fight search tool, and its new airline e-mail scanning service may let customers load up their mileage information in a single click.
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.
Mark this down on your calendars: Fly.com now says its new Custom Fare Calendar is a travel industry first because it sources real-time fare data while competitors’ fare calendars rely on user searches.
Airline-deal publisher Cheapflights has laid down the law for its mobile websites in the US and UK — there will be no flights shown from intermediaries or suppliers unless they have quality mobile websites of their own for bookings.
Warren Chang, general manager of Fly.com, wonders about all the fuss regarding Google Flight Search.
Orbitz Worldwide CEO Barney Harford believes the online travel agency is better-positioned to counter the metasearch threat — from Google and Kayak — than Orbitz has been in a handful of years.