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TIA Presentation : Flightfox. Module 713: Multinational & Tourist Groups. Brought to you by: Evelyn Zaugg Jonathan Wicht Seghen Zeremariam. Summary. What is Flightfox ? How does it work ? Video What is the purpose ? Who is it for? Who are the contributors ?

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tia presentation flightfox

TIA Presentation : Flightfox

Module 713: Multinational & Tourist Groups

Brought to you by:

Evelyn Zaugg

Jonathan Wicht

SeghenZeremariam

summary
Summary
  • WhatisFlightfox?
  • How doesitwork?
  • Video
  • Whatis the purpose?
  • Whoisitfor?
  • Who are the contributors?
  • Case Studies
  • Advantages / Disadvantages
  • Future evolution?
  • Conclusion
what is f lightfox
WhatisFlightfox?
  • A platformfor crowdsourced, human-poweredtravel
  • A platformwhere people canask experts to find for them the bestsflights for a particularitinerary
how does it work
How doesitwork?
  • Need to register
  • Launch the contest
  • Get the results of the experts’ researches
  • Choose the one thatyouprefer
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urefbdoNfJs
what is the purpose
Whatis the purpose ?
  • Help people to get the bestsflight rates by doing all the researchfor them.
  • Offer a completeitinerary to the customers
who is it for
Who is it for?
  • People seeking the best price for a flight
  • People not comfortable with technology
  • People with less time
  • People going to less popular destinations or flights with multiple stops
case studies
Case Studies
  • https://flightfox.com/contest/78498
  • https://flightfox.com/contest/54979
who are the contributors
Who are the contributors?
  • Creators
    • Lauren MacLeod and Todd Sullivan
    • “I envisaged flight experts all over the world competing against one another to find me the absolute best flight”

From the Sydney Morning Herald

    • Team
    • 3 more people all travelers
    • Experts
    • About 600
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Advantages / Disadvantages

  • Best for travelers in need of expensive and/or elaborateditineraries
  • Not specified to first-time users
  • Luck-of-the-draw
  • Flightfox not responsible for booking
  • Short-term deals
  • Non-refundablebookingfee
  • Use of experts’ knowledge
  • Competitionincreases motivation
  • Savings are considerable
  • Handling of specialrequests
  • Searchprocessleft to others
  • Flight searchengines’ blindness
future evolution
Future Evolution
  • In October 2012, launched a specialcontestusing:
    • Airbnb: a platform where anyone can rent homes to other travelers
    • Vayable:where anyone can run tours for other travelers
  • Looking to transition from search only service to multi-product booking platform
conclusion
Conclusion
  • A modern tool
  • With high-potential
  • Innovative
  • Clever use of crowdsourcing
  • Possible opportunities
sources
Sources
  • Flightfox. (2013). Flightfox. Retrieved 2013, from https://flightfox.com/about
  • Moses, A. (2012, May 30). The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2013, from http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/lauren-takes-flight-with-800000-backing-20120530-1zi4x.html
  • O'Neill, S. (2013, March 6). BBC Travel. Retrieved 2013, from http://www.bbc.com/travel/blog/20130304-need-a-flight-start-a-contest
  • Pinola, M. (2013, Feb. 13). Lifehacker. Retrieved 2013, from http://lifehacker.com/5884614/flightfox-outsources-your-airfare-search-to-save-you-a-ton-of-time-and-money
  • Stross, R. (2012, Sept. 29). The Lowest Fare? Ask the Crowd. Retrieved 2013, from http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/30/technology/flightfox-lets-the-crowd-find-the-best-airfares.html?_r=1&
  • WELSCH, A. (2013, August 21). The Gazette. Retrieved 2013, from http://www.montrealgazette.com/business/Startup+website+Flightfox+helps+travellers+find+best+flight+deals/8812853/story.html