Fareportal recognizes two hackathon innovations that inspire and encourage travel
NEW YORK, NY – December 17, 2015 – Fareportal, a technology company that operates consumer travel brands CheapOair and OneTravel, recently opened its API to multiple teams of web developers and designers during Tnooz’s THack New York in New York City.
THack New York, a two-day hackathon presented by Tnooz, the leading source of travel news and information, brought developers and designers together to solve various challenges in travel using API technology from leading travel and technology brands, including Fareportal.
“Fareportal’s involvement in the inaugural THack New York Hackathon has been an exciting opportunity to see innovation in action,” said Harsh Sood, Fareportal’s CTO. “As a global technology company, we seek to foster collaboration within the technology community here in New York and worldwide, and constantly promote innovation.”
THack, which has taken place in major cities across the globe, including San Francisco, Sao Paulo, Seattle, Berlin and Hamburg, leveraged Fareportal’s API (https://www.fareportallabs.com/) and other leading travel brands’ technology during the New York event throughout the weekend.
As a result of THack, two teams were recognized with awards by members of Fareportal’s marketing and technology departments for creating travel app enhancements that make travel more enjoyable and effortless. The first innovation, a social travel planner, sought to ignite inspiration and discovery in travel. The other, a “text hovering” application, populates inspirational text messages with travel details.
“We’re excited about offering developers an opportunity to create innovations in travel that could enhance the travel technology community,” said Gene Quinn, CEO and co-founder of Tnooz. “By partnering with industry leaders like Fareportal, THack participants can gather and share insights with developers and designers from leading travel technology companies.”
Tnooz was founded in 2009 as the first global B2B media brand to provide news and analysis about technology and its impact on the digital travel economy.
Fareportal is a travel technology company that powers hybrid (online/traditional) travel agencies. Utilizing its innovative technology and company owned and operated contact centers, Fareportal has forged strong industry partnerships providing access to over 450 airlines, 150,000 hotels and 100s of car rental companies that serve millions of customers every year. With a portfolio of consumer travel brands including CheapOair and OneTravel, Fareportal’s airline partners can benefit from access to a broad customer base that books high-yield international travel and add-on ancillaries. To learn more, visit http://www.Fareportal.com.