opaque inventory


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 …


Coming out of beta today, GetGoing asks travelers to purchase airfare first before being told where they’re going.


Opaque search, blind bookings – models which have found their way in to the travel lexicon in recent years, not least from the likes of Priceline with its Name Your Own Price system.


Another dip into the world of hotel bookings for TripAdvisor with the launch of Tingo, a new site which automatically refunds users the difference if the price drops.


Reacting to competitive pressures, Expedia.com began integrating sister company Hotwire’s opaque hotel offerings within Expedia.com’s hotel-booking path in some markets.


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