What else is going on in the world of travel tech? A round-up of other stories from across the industry.
- Online cab booking start-up Cabforce has attracted seed funding from TripIt co-founder Gregg Brockway as well as Vera Ventures, KoppiCatch and Finnish innovation agency TEKES. Cabforce says its service will cover the top 40 European cities by the end of 2012.
- Ebookers has released research showing three million additional Brits plan to holiday at home this summer. Data from the online travel agent shows searches for domestic destinations are up 11% compared to last year showing Brits are looking to take advantage of events such as the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. London, Manchester and Edinburgh are among the top 1o list of destinations most searched for. Ebookers numbers are based on data from RDC Aviation.
- Mobile and app-based guide specialist Triposo is partnering with Viator to offer tours and excursions via mobile devices. Travellers who download any of Triposo's guides will have access to the content on iPhone, iPad and Android services via a white-label version of Viator's mobile platform.
- Solid first 12 months for Dealchecker under new ownership, at least in terms of subscriber numbers to its newsletter. The UK-based site, now owned by EasyVoyage, reached 1.4 million sign-ups to its weekly deal mailshot. The company says over the course of the past 12 months it has worked with around 55 suppliers to fuel its deal newsletter.
- More plotting of global domination at TripAdvisor, it appears, with the user review giant creating a dedicated sales team to work in Australia. The unit will be headed by Ela Wolski after recently moving from Singapore to Sydney. She was previously sales manager for TripAdvisor in South East Asia.