Tripadvisor Flights and Meta-search explained

Posted by Rob Lewis

Two months ago, Owen Byrne talked at the Ottawa eBusiness Cluster about his experiences at Digg.com, while hinting at a top secret project he was working on at Ottawa's Travelpod Labs in cooperation with Tripadvisor.com.

That product, Tripadvisor Flights launched in the last week of February and has received significant positive press coverage from the Boston Globe, USA Today, and the New York Times.

Tripadvisor Flights is a airfare meta-search product designed to compete head-on with the industry leader Kayak.com, aggregating prices from Expedia, Hotwire, Travelocity, and several major airlines, allowing site visitors to filter itineraries according to many different criteria and providing the most breadth of results in the market.

Well, Byrne is back at the Ottawa eBusiness Cluster again next Wednesday, March 18th to demo Tripadvisor Flights, provide a project retrospective, and look at the dynamics of the meta-search niche as well as the online travel industry as a whole.

The event takes from 6:00-9:00pm at bitHeads - if you're interested in attending RSVP to mdascal@ocri.ca.

Company:
eBC - eBusiness Cluster
Website:
http://www.ebusinesscluster.com
Location:
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

eBC provides networking, marketing, awareness, events and advocacy for companies in Ottawa working in the eBusiness space. eBC works with business, government, institutions (universities, colleges, education) and organizations (OCRI, ORNEC, other business forums) to promote the development of Ottawa's eBusiness value chain. eBC coordinates and mobilizes a growing membership of independent organizations in... more

Company:
TravelPod
Website:
http://travelpod.com
Location:
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

TravelPod lets you share your trips using your own online travel blog ( also known as a travel diary, travel journal or travelogue ). You can post travel blogs from previous trips or use TravelPod for your ongoing trips. By updating your travel blogs while you travel, you can share your adventures with everyone back home. Because your travel blog is on the web, your friends, family and other visitors interested... more


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Rob Lewis

Rob Lewis

Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of Techvibes.com.  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more




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