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Priceline Buys Kayak: What Does This Mean For Fairsearch? Priceline Buys Kayak: What Does This Mean For Fairsearch?
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On Thursday, Priceline announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Kayak. The deal is worth about $1.8 billion. “Kayak has built a strong brand in online travel research and their track record of profitable growth is demonstrative …

Priceline To Acquire Kayak For $1.8 Billion Priceline To Acquire Kayak For $1.8 Billion

Priceline announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire Kayak in a deal valued at $1.8 billion ( $40 per share of Kayak). Priceline will pay approximately $500 million in cash and $1.3 billion in equity and assumed …

Google Launches Flight Search For Tablets Google Launches Flight Search For Tablets

Google announced today that it has launched Flight Search for tablet devices. To access it, simply go to google.com/flights from your device. “More and more travelers are using tablets to search for and book travel,” says Google user interface designer …

How Technology Has Changed The Way We Vacation [Infographic] How Technology Has Changed The Way We Vacation [Infographic]
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I am sure that many of us don’t remember a time when you couldn’t take an airplane to visit some far away destination. In fact, since commercial air travel was popularized in the 1960′s, many of us weren’t even born …

United Airlines Pulls Pre-Boarding Privileges for Parents United Airlines Pulls Pre-Boarding Privileges for Parents

If you’re one of the many individuals out there with kids, then chances are you’ve enjoyed the pre-boarding perks granted to you by various airlines over the course of your worldly travels. This gives you and your brood an opportunity …

Gas Prices: Lower Cost Means More Travelers on the Road This Weekend

Gas prices, while still relatively high, are a bit lower than they have been over the past few months. This could result in more people are filling up the family car and heading out for fun, adventures, and sunburns over …

Nielsen Reveals Top Online US Brands & Travel Sites Nielsen Reveals Top Online US Brands & Travel Sites

Nielsen is always slaving away to find out what’s hot and what the latest trends tell us about consumer behavior. This time they were looking at who the top online brands were in the United States. They also examined who …

What Miss Travel Is and Isn’t What Miss Travel Is and Isn’t
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A new site called Miss Travel launched recently for “generous” and “attractive” people that focuses on both dating and travel. Miss Travel, which has already garnered nearly 50 thousand members, describes itself as the “only online dating website” where “we match Generous travelers who hate to travel alone with Attractive travelers who would love the opportunity to travel the world for free.”

Orbitz Exceeds Q1 Expectations Orbitz Exceeds Q1 Expectations

Chicago-based online travel company Orbitz has exceeded Wall Street expectations in its Q1 financial report, with shares up 4.6% to $4.08. The company attributes the better-than-expected performance to a 33% rise in European hotel room booking in the first quarter. …

Technology In Traveling: From Trains To Tweets [Infographic] Technology In Traveling: From Trains To Tweets [Infographic]

We all love traveling. There’s something about getting out and seeing the world that reinvigorates us. While traveling is a great stress reliever, setting up a holiday can be a pain. While there has been countless innovations in transportation, there …

World Travel in 10 Days: Just What the Doctor Ordered!

Casey Neistat accomplished what many of the 99 percent will never get to experience, he traveled around the world in 10 days. Living life for the rest of people who have been chained to a desk since time immemorial, Casey …

Study: Americans Don’t Really Go To American Places
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A new study from Hotwire, the all-in-one travel planning site, reveals that most American travelers aren’t very good at traveling to America, especially when it comes to some of America’s most iconic landmarks. The website’s American Travel Behavior Survey, which …

Google Flight Search Goes International Google Flight Search Goes International

In September, Google launched Flight Search, the fruit of its acquisition of ITA Software. It was a standalone service, but then Google integrated it right into search results in December. Until now, it has been U.S. only – meaning only …

TripAdvisor and Facebook Team Up to Help You Plan the Trip of Your Dreams TripAdvisor and Facebook Team Up to Help You Plan the Trip of Your Dreams

TripAdvisor has been teaming up with Facebook to help millions of travelers plan the best trip of their life by featuring recommendations from their FB friends. The decision was based off of a Nielsen research study,”U.S. Advertising Spend and Effectiveness,” …

Mardi Gras Contributes To Economic Prosperity Mardi Gras Contributes To Economic Prosperity

Mint Life brings us this lovely infographic showing us just how profitable Mardi Gras is for New Orleans. I won’t go into any great detail as the infographic is made to speak for itself, but come on? Any party that …

New FAA Rules Could Make It Easier On Travelers New FAA Rules Could Make It Easier On Travelers
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President Obama is expected to sign a long-term funding bill for the FAA in the coming weeks. The first since 2007, the bill will cost taxpayers $63 billion and will cover the industry until 2015. Fortunately, the heavy cost may …

YouTube Vacationer Will Inspire You Leave Your Life Behind (For A While) YouTube Vacationer Will Inspire You Leave Your Life Behind (For A While)

Vacation. Depending on who you ask, it can either be one of the most stressful endeavors a person can undertake or it can be one of the most sublimely relaxing spoils a person can do for themselves. Either way, one …

New Next Generation Spacesuits: Skintight And Tech Abundant New Next Generation Spacesuits: Skintight And Tech Abundant
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Space is a dangerous place with its airless vacuum personality, extreme unsurvivable cold, ionizing radiation and warp speed micro-meteoroids. However, less well known are the dangers of over-exposure to zero-g conditions. Over time, zero-g conditions can severely zap the strength …

Wi-Fi Matters! Wi-Fi Matters!

According to a recent survey, free internet Wi-Fi access rated number 1 as the most important factor in choosing a hotel. The participants in the survey included 1,000 US travelers and 600 hotel representatives. Almost 90% of these travelers expect …

Airbnb Hits 5 Million Nights Booked, More Than 19,000 Cities Represented Airbnb Hits 5 Million Nights Booked, More Than 19,000 Cities Represented

Airbnb has really taken off, according to some statistics released by the company on Thursday. The company, which allows people to rent out private spaces to travelers, call themselves the “community marketplace for unique spaces.” The most striking figure that …

Expedia Last Minute Deals : Give Away Your Work Expedia Last Minute Deals : Give Away Your Work

Planning a trip seams fun in theory but I just never seem to get around to doing it. Wouldn’t it be nice if someone else just took care of it? Yes, It’s called a travel agent and they’re too expensive …