Travel & Leisure Companies Expanding New Borders

Disruptors in Travel and Leisure

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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

    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.

  • By: Eric Rosenbaum, CNBC.com

    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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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

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

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