Zofari is a new Android city guide that offers recommendations not on time, type of vacation or general interests, but based on actual neighborhoods, bars and restaurants.
Identifying under- or unserved niches is increasingly difficult in the travel space. Refund.me has carved out their own place in the travel ecosystem by offering a streamlined refund service for travelers that experienced refund-eligible delays in the EU.
The company formerly known as Swiftrank comes back with a new name and entirely new concept. Now known as TravelShark, the company is on a mission to redefine reviews.
Location-based check-ins are nothing new – however, the concept of being able to tag a moment in time with location is a developing concept. A relatively new travel startup called Geospike allows users to create time-stamped, location-specific travel journals – without necessarily having to write one.
Fred Wilson, a venture capitalist and principal of Union Square Ventures, shares his account of the two main paths for startups that don’t knock it out of the park.
Vacation rental startup Zaranga has fallen foul of the trademark police at Priceline and removed any references to “name your price” or “name your own price” from its branding.
Adam Goldstein recalls lessons learned the hard way while co-founding the metasearch site. Topics include OTA incestuousness, staffing issues, and pushing releases.
There was quite a bit of travel-related news happening in and around the mass chaos otherwise known as the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, USA. Beyond travel, there are all kinds of themes and happenings signaling the continued evolution of the tech, creative and content businesses.