Why is there no HotelTonight for airline tickets?
Tight capacity means that suppliers hold the power when it comes to setting pricing and availability. That equals little chance for innovation by intermediaries – aka startups selling apps.
One of our regular Tnooz readers recently asked: “Why is there no HotelTonight for airline tickets?”
It’s a topic that deserves some analysis.
HotelTonight is, of course, the hotel booking app for smartphones and tablets created two years ago by a well-funded US startup. The app sells rooms at limited times (for same-day sales only, from noon daily) at dozens of destinations in North America and Europe.