TripAdvisor Acquires Flight Info App GateGuruBy: Chris Crum - June 19, 2013
TripAdvisor announced today that it has acquired mobile flight info resource GateGuru for an undisclosed price.
GateGuru, which has apps for iOS, Android and Windows Phone, includes information about flights, detailed itineraries, airport info, amenity information, maps, airport tips, rental car info and discounts, travel stats, etc.
“Combined with weather forecasts, estimated security wait times and real-time flight status information, the award-winning app aims to take the stress out of flying,” TripAdvisor says.
CEO Steve Kauffer said, “Flying is often an essential part of a trip and we have continually developed our suite of flights products, from the pricing and availability search on TripAdvisor, to our award-winning SeatGuru.com, with seat maps and more. GateGuru nicely complements our existing flights products and we look forward to working with the GateGuru team as they continue to manage the GateGuru app and add great functionality to the TripAdvisor mobile experience.”
New York City-based GateGuru’s team will remain in the city, and will report to to Bryan Saltzburg, General Manager New Initiatives and leader of the TripAdvisor Flights product and SeatGuru brand.