In this month’s One-on-One blog, ExpertFlyer talks with Naveen Thattil, founder & CEO of TripTwit, a powerful technology that searches millions of tweets each day to find breaking travel deals based on a user’s origin, destination or brand preferences.
Soon-to-be travelers simply sign up and plug in up to 20 origin, destination or brand alerts and they receive daily emails informing them of last minute deals from across the Twittersphere.
Naveen Thattil, CEO, TripTwit
“We have found a way to cull the Twittersphere and extract the travel deals YOU are interested in from the millions of conversations that are happening everyday.”
– Naveen Thattil, CEO, TripTwit
There are no shortages of travel search engines. In fact, ExpertFlyer has interviewed at least four top sites over the last couple of years, including Hipmunk, Lonely Planet, TripAdvisor and Momondo. Can simply culling Twitter for daily travel deals really compete with these players?
Yes it can, because we focus on a different part of the purchase cycle than most travel sites. If you need to be someplace on a specific date and time then traditional booking engines like Kayak, Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity and Hipmunk make sense. Pre or post-purchase sites, like Lonely Planet or TripAdvisor are useful for advice and recommendations about your destination.
TripTwit is for travelers that say “I want to travel, but I’m waiting for the right deal before I pull the trigger.” Continue reading →