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PhoCusWright 2011 Recap, Awards, and Video

Before Thanksgiving, a few of us from the Hipmunk team attended the 2011 PhoCusWright Travel Conference in Hollywood, FL at which co-founders Steve and Adam represented Hipmunk as one of the chosen few in the Travel Innovation Summit.  For those of you not in the travel industry, the PhoCusWright conference is kind of a big deal.…

Murmuration of Starlings over Istanbul

This is a Hipmunk post from Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads Istanbul is a lovely city to explore but a curious thing happens at dusk: murmurations of starlings swirl their way across the city’s many rooftops, clustering on a tree then continuing on their graceful path. For anyone who has seen starlings in flight, it’s an incredible,…

Chile’s Puyehue Volcano Erupts, Grounding Flights in Chile and Argentina

   This is a Hipmunk guest post from Jodi Ettenberg.  This weekend, the Puyehue volcano in Southern Chile erupted after 50 years of inactivity, spewing spoke and ash more than 6 miles into the air. Thousands of people have already been evacuated from the area and - as with the Iceland eruption from late May - NASA has photographed the…

Hipmunk on @TechCrunch TV – interview with Alexis (@kn0thing)

Click here for the full article. Chris Dixon of TechCrunch sat down with me to discuss the past, present, and future of our travel search startup. I share marketing strategy, the importance of having a nuclear physicist at your startup, and why I love mascots so much — especially in competitive industries. via techcrunch.tv

Another Volcanic Eruption Belches Smoke over Iceland

  This is a Hipmunk guest post from Jodi Ettenberg.  After last April’s eruption of Iceland’s Eyjafjalajökull volcano, millions of travelers were stranded from canceled flights due to the ash floating across Europe’s airspace. This week, another (slightly easier to pronounce) volcano in Iceland has erupted. After 7 years of relative inactivity, Grímsvötn burst back to the stage, shooting a huge plume…

Time-lapse video of the making of our Pedestrian’s Guide to the USA

Hipmunks loved our time-lapse video showing how I made our latest hipmunk hotel search logo, so I asked Shaun to record his design process behind our latest viral hit - Pedestrian’s Guide to the USA. Thanks to all of you who’ve done such a great job spreading our work! Seeing all your tweets and shares…

Video of Hipmunk Talk at 2010 Travel Innovation Summit that had everyone buzzing

We were thrilled to take the stage at the PhoCusWright 2010 Travel Innovation Summit, where we announced our partnership with ITA.  Adam & Steve took the stage to demo hipmunk to a full crowd of travel industry experts.  From the audience’s warm response to the chatter on twitter, we couldn’t have been more pleased.  We’ve still…

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