All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘travel’

Google Flight Search Heads To More Countries

Google announced today that its Flight Search tool is launching in a handful of new countries, including: the UK, France, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands. It was about a year ago when Flight Search first went international, adding flights from the U.S. to destinations around the world. The feature itself launched in Canada last summer, and now the expansion appears …

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AOL’s MapQuest Launches Travel Blogging Feature

AOL has launched MapQuest Travel Blogs for the web and iOS (via a dedicated app). The feature lets users create blogs of their trips with photos, stories, reviews, etc. According to the company, the Travel Blogs will automatically map out your entire trip. “Free travel blogs are the perfect way for you to seamlessly capture all of your memories from …

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Wikimedia Foundation Launches Wikivoyage Travel Guide

The Wikimedia Foundation has launched Wikivoyage, which brings a Wikipedia-like element to travel. It’s a free travel guide, which is freely editable, and was built by volunteers. Naturally, it has a very Wikipedia-like look and feel: While it is a new project for Wikipedia, Wikivoyage has actually been around for about seven years. As the foundation explains, it has been …

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Priceline Wins FTC Approval For Kayak Acquisition [Report]

Priceline announced in November that it had signed an agreement to acquire Kayak in a deal valued at $1.8 billion ($40 per share of Kayak). Priceline would pay about $500 million in cash and $1.3 billion in equity and assumed stock options. The Federal Trade Commission reportedly said that it has granted its approval of the deal. Reuters reports that …

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Google Announces Flight Explorer, Other New Flight Search Features

Last week, Google Flight Explorer was spotted in the wild. It’s a tool that lets you browse flights by trip length, number of stops, airline, duration, outbound times and return times. Google was reported to have called it an “experimental feature”. Today, Google has formally announced the service, along with a handful of other new Flight Search features. “Google aims …

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Airbnb Launches New Photo-Rich Travel Guides

Airbnb, the company that connects travelers with locals willing to rent their spaces (homes, rooms, apartments, etc), announced 10 million nights booked back in June. That’s double what the company claimed back in January. Every two seconds someone books a night with the service, and in order to cater to the specific needs of those millions of travelers Airbnb is …

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Priceline Buys Kayak: What Does This Mean For Fairsearch?

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 of their popularity with consumers and value to advertisers,” said Priceline Group President and CEO Jeffery H. Boyd. “Kayak also …

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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 stock options. “Kayak has built a strong brand in online travel research and their track record of profitable growth is …

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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 Rani Manoharan. “In fact, 46% of all US tablet owners who search for travel, actually purchase via their tablet. We …

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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 to hop onboard, get your gear stowed, and strap your children in for the ride ahead. Unfortunately for you and …

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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 Memorial Day Weekend. According to AAA, the average gas price in the United States if $3.67, which, when compared to …

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