TripAdvisor sees opportunities in going deep on mobile

While TripAdvisor first looked at building a mobile app that “didn’t suck,” it’s now looking at how deep it can go with mobile apps by taking advantage of all the capabilities of mobile devices.

With redesigned mobile app, Hotel Tonight gets personal

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.

25 iOS apps to pack on your summer road trip

You’ve got snacks, playlists and a full gas tank. But what about apps? Assuming you’ve also packed your iPhone, here are 25 that will ensure an easier trip — for packing, finding the cheapest gas and the closest Wi-Fi, knowing the weather on your route and more.

Hotel Tonight begins Euro invasion, goes live in London

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.

JetBlue debuts iPhone app as big travel gets social, mobile savvy

Well-designed websites and snazzy mobile apps aren’t just for travel search engines anymore. JetBlue Airways just debuted its own native app for the iPhone, along with a redesigned website. It’s a sign of how web startups and new apps are spurring innovation from bigger travel companies.

Kayak: Lessons learned as it relaunches on the iPad

On Tuesday Kayak plans to launch a new app for iOS. It’s throwing out its old Kayak HD app and making a universal app for iOS. We talk to its head of mobile about the lessons learned since the launch on the original iPad.

Hotel Tonight raising $9.1M, filings reveal

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.