Tuesday, July 04, 2006
There definitely is another boom
Good article from SearchEngineWatch on New Players in Travel Search providing background to Farecast and FareCompare. They work differently to the old school meta-searches of Kayak and Sidestep. These sites try to go deeper into fare schedules and pricing - joining flyspy in attempts to enhance fare transparency . RedHerring does it's second piece in as many months on e-Travel. Unfortunatley I can't find this online so you will have to buy the 26 June issue - look for the "e-travel Second Wave" article. Great table outline the VC investments in the meta-search travel companies and market share shifting away from Expedia to Travelocity and Priceline.