opaque Opaque bookings on the wane: Priceline, Hotwire, and a changing landscape

Priceline built its business in 1998 on opaque bookings, or buyer-driven pricing. But the supply of opaque deals appears to be shrinking …


New TSA Pre-check airports, eRevMax expands, cameras go Greyhound, AirAsia lands in India and new jobs all make our shortlist in the Scan for February 22, 2013.


It’s been more than a year since the launch of getaroom, the brainchild of the founders of, and the most consistent thing you hear about this start-up hotel-reservations business is that it “flies under the radar.”


In one fell swoop, figured out a way to increase viewership of its commercials, boost its Facebook fan base, increase interaction with consumers, bump up traffic on its blog and plug a hotel partner.


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