What else is going on in the world of travel tech? A round-up of other stories from across the industry.
- Worried about the end of the world on December 21 2012? Perhaps the least travellers can do ahead of such a downbeat prophecy is familiarise themselves with the ancient Maya homeland in Central America through the launch of a rather timely mobile and iPad application. The Uxmal app is the latest app by TimeTours, a German development company specialising in multi-media tourist previews for handheld devices.
- New features for WhichAirline travel search site revealed, including open date search and recommendations. Users can now look for flights without selecting specific dates of travel, just a range of days. The system also gives tips on alternative carriers based on fees or administration charges .WhichAirline also recently launched its latest new country sites, targeting travellers in Brazil and Argentina.
- Extended runway or Marin Software after bagging a $30 million investment round. The digital advertising specialist secured the funds from a string of companies, led by Temasek and SAP Ventures. Existing partners Benchmark Capital, Crosslink Capital, DAG Ventures, and Triangle Peak Partner also featured. Marin clients include the likes of Hotels.com. Total capital raised so far runs to $80 million.