First Look at the $22 Million, 6-Year-in-the-Making Travel Planning Website Hopper – Skift

Dennis Schaal , Skift

The site, which likely is only visible to a segment of users, isn’t as pretty as Pinterest. But, Hopper offers image-led, or alternately, map-based search that you can tweak by selecting desired themes such as wine, hiking or snowboarding, or you can browse by destinations, resorts, volcanos and natural wonders, for example.

In some ways, from its outward appearance, at least, Hopper resembles the bevy of Pinterest-influenced trip-planning or social discovery sites (Wanderfly, Trippy, Gtrot etc., or fill in the blank) that arrived and departed over the last couple of years.

The Hopper homepage presents images of U.S. getaways, including Southern California, Cape Cod, and Chicago, with flights to some cities bookable on Travelocity, others on AirTran.com, and many flight links not working at all. After six years in the making, Hopper states on the site that flight-search is “coming soon!”

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via First Look at the $22 Million, 6-Year-in-the-Making Travel Planning Website Hopper – Skift.

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