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People in Poor States Actually Pay Higher Airfares

March 21, 2014 - For every increase of $1,000 in median household income, Hopper found that round-trip ticket prices dropped by $2.30.

Why Your Last Flight Was So Expensive

March 21, 2014 -, a trip planning engine and data analysis company that publishes a detailed global flight map displaying average fares...

Best Travel Hacks and Steals

March 21, 2014 - Trip planning engine Hopper found Wednesday to be the cheapest day to book flights, for domestic or international travel.

The Secret to Saving 30 Percent on Your Next Flight

March 19, 2014 - For domestic and international flights, you can save $40 on domestic flights and $60 on international flights by leaving on a Wednesday versus a Sunday, finds a new report from

Spring break escapes that avoid the college crowds

March 13, 2014 - suggests avoiding the weeks of March 16, April 6 and April 13. That's when more school breaks are scheduled—and prices are as much as 28 percent higher.

Which Sunny Destinations Do Americans Lust for Most When It's Cold?

March 5, 2014 - Hooper examined which destinations were searched the most as temperatures dropped...

Spring break 2014 - How to score the best travel deals

February 25, 2014 - Fares during those periods rise by about 30%, according to research by Hopper, a travel planning site that analyzes millions of daily airfare searches.

The Best Spring Vacation Deals

February 25, 2014 - We also took a look at's latest spring break travel report and used the site's interactive price flight map to find the best round-trip airfare deals...

Data analysis shows big Marathon weekend interest for bombings anniversary

February 25, 2014 - Travel-planning website Hopper found a 42 percent increase in traveler interest this year compared to the same time last year.

Timing Is Everything - How to Save the Most Money on a Spring Break Trip

February 20, 2014 - Importantly, opting for the convenience of a non-stop flight won't save you a lot of money over a multi-stop flight. Because spring break destinations are so popular during this time of year, the site found that "including a Saturday night stay, which often has a large impact on price, did not offer additional savings."

After @SochiProblems, searches for next-day flights soared

February 10, 2014 - A recent study by travel firm found that on Feb. 4, the same day @SochiProblems exploded, searches for next-day flights out of the city increased by more than 100%."

Flight Searches Show Americans Have No Interest In Going To Sochi

February 6, 2014 - Travel site Hopper crunched the numbers for October, November, December, and January, and found that the most popular route to Sochi, from New York, was searched only 35 times a day. Overall, Americans look for flights between the U.S. and Sochi as often as they look for flights to Billund, Denmark — home of LEGOLAND.

Legal Weed Causing Sky-High Travel Demand To Denver

February 1, 2014 - Hopper's data shows that flight search demand for Denver as a destination has been up at least 10 percent for each of the first three weeks of January, peaking at a 14 percent increase during the first week of the new year.

Americans stay away from expensive Sochi

January 31, 2014 - Even if you booked early or found a great deal, the flights alone would still cost about $1,000, according to data compiled by travel firm

New Yorkers Renting Out Homes Find Few Super-Bowl Takers

January 30, 2014 - Flight demand for the Super Bowl is down 20 percent from last year, when the National Football League championship game was played at the Superdome in New Orleans, according to vacation-planning website

Ever Since Colorado Legalized Weed, There's Been A Big Spike In People Traveling To Denver

January 29, 2014 - According to travel planner, flight search demand to Denver has been 6.3% higher than the national average since December 1st. Marijuana was legalized for recreational use on January 1st.

Why Travel Startup Hopper, Founded in 2007, Took So Long To “Launch”

January 20, 2014 - For consumers,, which anyone can now access, is a well-built, travel-planning utility which allows you to search for places and activities from around the world. Every page on the site is annotated with information about the attraction or locale, including maps, directions, URLs, details on flights and prices, photos, related destinations, and more.

Hopper opens to all, also fires up data research service

January 13, 2014 - Last week saw the soft launch of Hopper, the long-awaited consumer trip planning engine that claims to be powered by the “world’s largest structured database of travel information”.

Deep Freeze May Have Cost The Economy About $5 Billion

January 9, 2014 - Other beneficiaries may be farther away. Boston-based Hopper says the frigid temperatures caused a 52 percent spike in searches for flights to Cancun, Mexico, from people in Minneapolis and Chicago.

Lured by the talent, start-up travel site picks Cambridge

August 16, 2012 - Unlike the big brand names in online travel, Hopper won’t sell airline tickets or book hotel rooms. Instead, it will build a site where users can find out about hotels or faraway destinations, based on the millions of pieces of travel data that are scattered across the Web.

Founded By Former Expedia Engineers, Stealthy Travel Startup Hopper Closes $12 Million Series B

August 15, 2012 - To date, Hopper has aggregated half a billion webpages in the travel vertical and has pulled out structured content to create its very large travel database. And that number is set to reach over a billion pages by year-end 2012.

Hopper gets another $12M to organize the web’s travel data

August 15, 2012 - Hopper’s goal is to bring structure to the immense amount of travel data scattered all across the web, so that when people plan trips they won’t have to know exactly what they’re looking for or consult a dozen different travel websites to accomplish their task.

Hopper Hauls In $12M More, Harnesses Big Data for Travel Discovery

August 15, 2012 - It’s a big day for big data. One of the local flag-bearers of the field has raised a sizable venture round as it prepares to unveil its online travel product to the world.

“We are the opposite of a meta search site”: Hopper CEO Frederic Lalonde

August 25, 2011 - For a start-up, Hopper believes that to fix the user experience, first there is a need to fix the data. Hopper is built on NoSQL technology, which means it doesn’t have a rigid data schema, and it can scale out easily to store hundreds of millions, even billions of records.

Former Expedia Employees Raise $8 Million For Travel Search Startup Hopper

August 22, 2011 - Hopper, a Montreal, Canada-based startup, has raised $8 million in fresh funding from Atlas Venture and previous backer Brightspark Ventures to try and ‘reinvent travel search’.

Big data is stealth travel site’s secret weapon

August 22, 2011 - Montreal-based Hopper wants to make searching for travel options a more complete experience using big data tools, and it has raised another $8 million to do it.

Stealth startup Hopper gets $8M for travel search

August 22, 2011 - What we do know about Hopper’s product is that it won’t be focused on finding prices and itineraries for folks who already know where they want to go and what they want to do. Rather, Hopper will accept natural language queries from users and return a list of destinations and travel options accordingly.

Hopper aims to inspire with $8M in funding and 600 servers

August 22, 2011 - With $8 million in new funding from Atlas Venture and Brightspark Ventures, travel startup Hopper hopes to continue building its own servers and to bridge the travel inspiration gap. “To us, it’s a little baffling that it hasn’t happened yet,” says Frederic Lalonde, Hopper CEO, referring to attempts to cross what he terms the “inspiration chasm.”

The Daily Start-Up

August 22, 2011 - The “big data” trend is finding its way into many verticals, including travel, where Montreal-based start-up Hopper Inc. plans to use an $8 million Series B round and cluster computing techniques to build the world’s largest database of travel information.

Hopper, With $8M in New VC Bucks, Looks to Leapfrog Online Travel Search Via Big Data

August 22, 2011 - It’s a more open-ended, “discovery” type of search than what has become standard on itinerary comparison sites like Kayak, Bing Travel, Orbitz, and newer sites like Hipmunk, InsideTrip, WaySavvy, and Yapta.

Hopper confirms $8M fundraise, Boston move plans

August 22, 2011 - Montreal-born travel website Hopper has confirmed reports it has received $8 million in new funding from Atlas Venture and Brightspark Ventures, and is looking to relocate to the Greater Boston area.

Website hopes to add retro to travel planning

August 8, 2011 - “We’re interested in adding inspirational stuff, like the best restaurants to try for a particular kind of food, the best places to golf in the Mediterranean, or to see the running of the bulls.

Hopper ready to unleash full text travel search system

March 14, 2011 - If the future of travel search is something like Hopper, and if Google has something like this in mind for its ITA Software acquisition, then opponents of the deal may have more to worry about than they realize.