Trends happening in the travel industry
Wearables and smartwatches are all the craze these days, and we can see why. Being able to get quick information right on your wrist is definitely useful, especially when you’re rushing through the airport to catch your flight. As we launch into this industry, TripCase is proud to be among the first mobile apps to […]
If you are a manager in a software development company, there is a good chance that you are not coding anymore. A typical organization does not expect managers to be writing code and contributing to products that are released. This usually results in managers stepping away from coding and the details that go along with it.
But is this how it should be? Let me tell you my story. […]
Recently, major airlines including American, Delta, and United have adopted new maximum dimensions for their carry-on baggage allowances. The industry standard used to be 22in x 15in x 9in, but those have recently shrunk, according to George Hobica, founder of Airfarewatchdog.
Every day, thousands of travelers trust TripCase with their trips across the U.S. and around the globe. We’re constantly tracking this data to improve our service for users, and moving forward, we’d like to share more of that with you. To start with, our product team spent a little bit of time capturing trip […]
Travel has always had an air of uncertainty, especially when traveling to a place that you’ve never been before. With the advent of the Internet and digital photography, we were given additional insight into our travel destinations. However, photography isn’t always 100% accurate. We’ve all experienced being wooed by photos on a hotel’s website, only to discover they were taken when the location opened – 20 years ago. Today, a new website called TravelByDrone has been launched (if you’ll forgive the pun) to help.
I am reluctantly writing this blog from Starbucks because all the homegrown coffee shops I generally prefer to work from: Mudsmith, Ascension, or Drip Coffee are all closed for Memorial Day. Whether I’m at home or traveling, I prefer homegrown establishments not only because I feel like I’m supporting the local economy, but because they generally offer me greater insight into the culture of a city. I’m not only referring to coffee shops, but also places like restaurants, bars, theaters, parks, and museums. I don’t just want their names and how many stars they are rated. I would also like to know what events are going on at these places from a week to week basis. This level of information is what would help me truly connect to a new city…and what typically takes me the most time researching as I plan for an upcoming trip. Is there a local artist opening that week at a gallery I’d be interested in? Are the Quaker City Nighthawks playing at such and such bar Saturday night? Is there a 5k I can join while I’m there? Is there a community market popping up that week near my hotel?
Recently members of the TripCase team attended the Big Ruby Conference here in Dallas. Ruby is a programming language, and it powers a good bit of the TripCase experience. This conference was a fantastic opportunity for us to meet and learn from other development teams that are using Ruby to power large apps and […]
Occasionally there is an article written for our Sabre partners that is just too good to not share with our travelers as well. We will call this, “the other perspective”.
We spend a lot of time studying business travelers so we can understand and anticipate your needs. Within TripCase, the messages in the Tripfeed are […]
In wrapping up 2013, we took a look at TripCase by the numbers. We’ve had a little fun digging into what our trip data says about TripCase travelers. But first, we look at just the month of December.
While many of our travelers think in dates, others about their location; this month we have […]
Ever stuck in an airport this time of year wandering around? Maybe you’ve even stumbled on some fun decorations. And then MAYBE you’ve wondered what other airports look like? We did. So we took to learning from the beautiful images travelers are sharing.
Travelers around the world are sharing photos of airports decked out for […]