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Travel & Leisure Companies Expanding New Borders

Disruptors in Travel and Leisure

Want to bed down in a French chateau for a night? Wish you could stay in a celebrity hotel for a discount price? Travel market disruptors are hooking us, and booking us, in ways never previously imaginable.

  • Need a Room Tonight? There's an App for That Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 8:41 AM ET
    Need a Room Tonight? There's an App for That

    Sam Shank, CEO of HotelTonight, explains how its new app lets impulsive travelers and procrastinators book same-day hotel reservations from their mobile phones and at a discount.

  • Summer Sun, Summer Fun, in a Virtual Era
    By: Eric Rosenbaum, CNBC.com
    Friday, 24 May 2013 | 12:04 PM ET

    The way people spend their free time, where they stay when they travel, and what they eat, are being transformed by collaborative platforms, the power of mobile and GPS.

  • 2013 Disruptor 50: Airbnb Friday, 17 May 2013 | 9:36 AM ET

    Community-based travel marketplace connecting people to nonstandard travel options in 34,000 cities and 192 countries. It’s a new traveler and lodging business connection model.

  • 2013 Disruptor 50: Foursquare Friday, 17 May 2013 | 9:34 AM ET

    The social, location-based app is aiming to turn a fast-growing community into a revenue-generating advertising, sales and search business.

  • 2013 Disruptor 50: HotelTonight Friday, 17 May 2013 | 9:37 AM ET

    The first lodging app made exclusively for mobile and for last-minute hotel deals offers steep discounts on lodging of all types and for all budgets.

  • 2013 Disruptor 50: Kabam Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 5:58 PM ET

    Migrating traditional console games to mobile devices. Games are offered free of charge. Gamers pay for access to premium gaming content.

  • 2013 Disruptor 50: OUYA Friday, 17 May 2013 | 9:44 AM ET

    A collaborative video game platform that is aiming to break the last “closed” platform in the gaming market: television.

2014 CNBC Disruptor 50



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  • Travel market disruptors are hooking us, and booking us, with lodging options once out of reach to anyone but the elite.