Expedia has rebuilt its technical infrastructure so it can continue to attract travelers. It showed off its new tablet and wearable apps this week.
Relying on the smartphone’s built-in camera, the app for last-minute, day-of bookings is looking to enhance its curated hotel choices with photo-oriented user reviews.
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The app, which is similar to WillCall but focused on a wider variety of events, intends to take its curated approach to last-minute event booking international next year.
Hotel Tonight says it plans to acquire fellow San Francisco startup PrimaTable. While PrimaTable’s area of expertise is the high-end restaurant business, Hotel Tonight says it plans to put the company’s engineers to work improving its own platform that helps hotels advertise their last-minute room availability.
Hotel Tonight is rolling out some important redesign features on Tuesday, including the first user ratings, and recommendations of hotels based on a user’s past stays and based on the preferences of users similar to them.
Starting Wednesday, Hotel Tonight users can use the app for the first time to book a last-minute hotel room in London. The company is staffing up its London office and has hired a respected travel industry veteran as it prepares for further expansion into Europe.
Spain’s Blink Booking offers last-minute hotel reservations, so it’s only appropriate that one of the several high-profile names in its funding round is that of Lastminute.com co-founder Brent Hoberman
Mark Gilbreath of LiquidSpace predicts that the driving force of the sharing economy will become time, and the companies that can do business in real-time will occupy a more strategic, and profitable, place in the ecosystem.
Hotel Tonight, the app that lets you book last minute hotel rooms for discounted rates, is currently raising a $9.1 million funding round, according to documents filed with the SEC Wednesday. The company has raised $8.65 million in the round so far, the filings show.