This one is for those of you who like to travel (who doesn’t)! Hipmunk is a relatively new start-up that resides right here in the Hamm’s Building with us, so you know they’re hip. The brains behind this company include some of the founders of Reddit. We love the mascot for this awesome app, a chipmunk dressed to travel around the world! We would love to see a hipmunk themed YouTube series on this character.
Hipmunk will help you find the best deals on airfare and hotels by compiling all the different dates, times, and prices into an easy to see timeline. They include all different hotels and airlines in their searches. The hotels have trip TripAdvisor stats listed and the potential traveler can click on any hotel to find out more information. The airfare side of the app allows you to pick your class of seating and even shows Amtrak fares for an easy comparison between flying and taking a train.
For now, the app does hotels and airfare only, but we can see some great potential for this app to expand it’s reach to all different travel businesses. What grabbed our attention for this app is the simplicity of the user interface and usefulness of the app. We’ll probably be booking our next trip through Hipmunk.
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