As the short list of stories below reveals, last week was another quiet week in the online travel world. Enjoy. Hopper Is the Fastest Growing Travel App in 2021(“Hopper outperformed all other OTA apps in 2021,” March 25, 2022 via Phocus Wire)By now, we probably shouldn’t be surprised. This past...Read more
Hopper has emerged from the pandemic as the top travel booking app in the United States, surpassing Booking.com, which claimed the leading spot in 2020.According to mobile app marketing intelligence provider SensorTower’s The State of Travel Apps 2021 report, which analyzed travel apps in the Travel category in the App...Read more
If the Covid pandemic has proven any axiom, it's that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure — and if you can't prevent or cure, insure.Travelers are taking that lesson to heart and, as they return to cars, planes and cruise ships, they're looking to hedge their...Read more
Hopper could already tell you the best time to buy tickets for a flight. Now, it can hook you up with the best prices for a hotel stay, as well. After initially only providing prices for hotels in New York City during a beta run, the popular travel app is...Read more
Montreal-based travel app Hopper has acquired Gravy, a company that used data to provide dynamic pricing for restaurant customers. Gravy allowed restaurants to use anonymized customer purchasing data and trend analysis to find upsell opportunities for customers doing digital orders. “To their credit, our investors could not have been...Read more
Travel app Hopper is set to significantly increase its hotel listings and launch new services for flyers as it seeks to double bookings to an annual rate of $2 billion by the end of 2019. The Montreal-headquartered company’s moves come as Google and Amazon start to build out their own...Read more
To launch the product, Hopper has partnered with airlines like Air Canada, LATAM, Turkish, WestJet, Copa, and Air China flying from various locations in the US to destinations like Barcelona, Tokyo, Paris, and Costa Rica. Beta testers have already saved up to $500 on individual flights, which means if you’re...Read more
We are excited to bring Transform 2022 back in-person July 19 and virtually July 20 - 28. Join AI and data leaders for insightful talks and exciting networking opportunities. Register today! Hopper, a startup that uses historical data to tell you the best time to purchase a plane ticket, is...Read more
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