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#MTA Will Move Forward with #OnTheGo Travel Stations

#MTA Will Move Forward with #OnTheGo Travel Stations

The MTA has announced the launch of at least 77 interactive touch-screen kiosks in subway stations across the city. The 'On the Go!' stations have been places at Bowling Green, Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Ave, and Penn Station, among others. They allows travelers to view ifnormation about their trip, [Full Story…]

Rafat Ali Launches Travel News Startup Skift

Rafat Ali Launches Travel News Startup Skift

Rafat Ali, founder of paidContent, has launched Skift, a  website for travel industry news, data, and services, called Skift. The startup, described by Ali as “a new breed of media company."  Content on the site comes in four forms: human curated, software-aggregated, licensed, and original [Full Story…]

NY Internet Companies Announce Beta Launch of Three Frequent Travel Sites

NY Internet Companies Announce Beta Launch of Three Frequent Travel Sites

NY internet companies, Think Placement and First Quest SEO Marketing have recently announced the beta launch of three frequent travel websites. These sites were created in order to improve frequent travelers experiences finding trip information and rewards programs, according to Virtual [Full Story…]

Brooklyn Tech Triangle Coalition Plans to Solve Transit, Infrastructure Issues

Brooklyn Tech Triangle Coalition Plans to Solve Transit, Infrastructure Issues

  Brooklyn’s Tech Triangle is facing transportation and infrastructure challenges, which are being addressed by a coalition dedicated to the growth of the borough’s tech sector. The area includes Downtown Brooklyn, the Brooklyn Navy Yard, and Dumbo areas. According to The Real Deal, [Full Story…]

Social Travel Site Moves From Sweden to NY

Social Travel Site Moves From Sweden to NY

Launched publicly this month, Tripl is travel guide mixed with social media. The platform uses Facebook to track users' travel networks in order to find people you should meet while you are traveling. Originally from Stockholm, Sweden, the company relocated to NY in order to find funding. The [Full Story…]

NY Startup Wanderfly Secures NY Times Partnership

NY Startup Wanderfly Secures NY Times Partnership

NY city-based startup Wanderfly allows travelers to discover global experiences based on their interests and budget. According to The Next Web, the website acts like a Pandora for travel, in that it analyzes destinations according to the traveler's preferences and desires. In the past year, [Full Story…]

Fathom Travel Site Dedicated to Qualitative Travelers

Fathom Travel Site Dedicated to Qualitative Travelers

At the end of July, former executive editor of Daily Candy, Pavia Rosati and the former Daily Candy NY editor, Jeralyn Gerba launched their travel site Fathom. Narrowing down their site into three sections, they hope to attract their audience based on quality. The first section, entitled [Full Story…]

Oyster.com Gets $7.5 Million in Partnership with Travel Channel

Oyster.com Gets $7.5 Million in Partnership with Travel Channel

NY based Oyster.com, a site that gives under-cover reviews of hotels, has raised $7.5 million from The Travel Channel. As a result of the partnership, Oyster's content will be featured on The Travel Channel's TV network and website. Xconomy [Full Story…]

Milewise raises $1.5 Million to Help People with Frequent Flyer Miles

Milewise raises $1.5 Million to Help People with Frequent Flyer Miles

Milewise, an up-and-coming New York based startup company, has raised $1.5 million in debt funding.  Unlike most startups coming out of NYC these days, the company has not reveled much information so far, but according to TechCrunch, the frequent flyer miles focused company was co-founded by Vinay [Full Story…]

No Immediate IPO for Gilt Groupe, CEO Says

No Immediate IPO for Gilt Groupe, CEO Says

In a video interview with All Things Digital, Susan Lyne, Gilt's Groupe CEO, speaking from the company's Manhattan offices said that Gilt didn't have plans for an IPO "tomorrow." The company has had some interest from investment bankers because of its $400 million valuation, [Full Story…]

Huffington Post Launches New Travel Section

Huffington Post Launches New Travel Section

This week, NYC based Huffington Post launched a new travel section. HuffPo now adds travel to its laundry list of online coverage, as well as publishing local verticals for New York, Denver, LA, and Chicago. The section is called HuffPost Travel, and will be edited by Kate Auletta, the daughter of [Full Story…]

CT’s Priceline Lands at Top of Businessweek 50

CT's Priceline Lands at Top of Businessweek 50

Norwalk CT-based travel site Priceline.com has made a comeback, all the way from almost being a victim of the dot com bust to number one on Bloomberg Businessweek 50. The magazine credits the comeback to strategies implemented by Jeffrey H. Boyd, a lawyer who joined Priceline as general counsel in [Full Story…]

Connecticut Innovations Funds IM@

Connecticut Innovations Funds IM@

High-tech investment company Connecticut Innovations , seeded by the State of Connecticut to invest in early-stage Connecticut technology companies, has provided CT-based Interactive Mobile @dvertising (IM@) with $500,000 in its first funding round. IM@ raised a total of $800,000 in the round, which [Full Story…]

Internet Travel Sites File Suit Against New York City

Internet Travel Sites File Suit Against New York City

Some of the biggest travel and ticketing Web sites on the Internet have filed suit against the City of New York  to stop the extension of a hotel tax.  The sites filing the suit include Expedia,  Hotels.com, Orbitz, Priceline and Travelocity.They are claiming that a law enacted in [Full Story…]

CT’s Priceline.com Bucks Travel Industry Trends

CT's Priceline.com Bucks Travel Industry Trends

While the recession has hit the travel industry pretty hard, Priceline.com, the Norwalk, Connecticut based online travel Web site, has been doing better than most in its industry, according to Forbes.  The article details how CEO Jeffrey Boyd has lead the company by relying on cheap processing [Full Story…]