Welcome to Facebook population 500 million. Thats about as many users as there are females in India. So it's not surprising that companies would get around to exploiting the house that Mark Zuckerberg built sooner or later. That goes triple for travel-related industries, whose clientele tend to be extremely active on social networks. Portland-based Second Porch an online vacation rental site that lists 4,000 properties in more than 100 countries existed wholly as a Facebook app until it launched its own base of operations, secondporch.com, in June. Browse its listings, and youre able to navigate between Facebook profiles of owners and past renters, or see which properties your current Facebook friends recommend. And likewise, if you make an inquiry, owners are able to sniff around your profile.
Launched earlier this year in beta as a powerful, easy to use flights search first in the UK and then in Germany, zugu is now also available in the U.S. All three sites will help users find great hotel deals in one single site, while zugu.co.uk users can enjoy both hotels and car hire search.
Starwood is the First Global Hospitality Company to Offer Comprehensive Online Travel Booking in Portuguese, ahead of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil
Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO), a global Internet media company, announced that it now has more than 2 million unduplicated subscribers to its UK publications, including the Travelzoo Top 20® and Newsflash email alert service. In the past twelve months, Travelzoo® added more than 530,000 subscribers in the UK, an annual increase of 36%.
Brooklyn Hotel Partners with Dallas-based WRS for Design, Content and SEO
Orbitz now enables detailed side-by-side hotel comparisons upfront on the search results page
Application Features Image Gallery, Search Options & Exclusive Check-in Prior to Arrival for HHonors Members
HotelsCombined.com, the developer of iFindHotels, announces it has released the latest update for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users.
Undercover Tourists Launches Updated iPhone Application
Search giant could collaborate with makers of online game communities like Playfish, Zynga