Monday, August 25, 2008

More Trip RIPs - TripHub

After the demise of TripUp in March this year, another Trip-titled travel site has gone to 'travel 2.0' heaven.

TripHub, a US group-travel booking site backed by an Expedia exec, closed its doors this weekend, blaming the "current economic environment and state of the travel industry".

One wonders how many of the other Trip sites will be here in 12 months time?

I suspect Tripadvisor is safe...

Kevin May, editor, Travolution

3 comments:

Alex Bainbridge said...

I am sorry to hear about what is happening to the trip* companies.

I will worry more if the trend continues into the tour* sites!

Alex
TourCMS

Dana Dramowicz said...

That's too bad for those trip companies (it is a mystery why there are so many isn't it?).

I hope it doesn't point towards some sort of trend in the online travel industry. I think the tour sites are safe Alex :)

Dana
Viatribe.com

Roger - SuperbGreece said...

Any death of a site or business is sad.

There are many sites that seem similar to potential users - which to look at, which not - trip report and reviews participants will often gravitate towards the site with the biggest mass (pun intended).

For the surviving sites, I believe truly unique elements beneficial and user-benefit are needed to stand out and thrive in the current, slightly constricted marketplace.