Follow us:

Brier Dudley's blog

Brier Dudley offers a critical look at technology and business issues affecting the Northwest.

April 24, 2007 at 1:47 PM

Arrington raves about Yapta, disses Seattle weather

Power pundit Michael Arrington said Yapta, a Seattle travel-deal service launching next month, “will be awesome for heavy travelers”:

“I don’t know what it is about Seattle and travel startups, but newcomer Yapta now joins Farecast and TripHub, two other startups we’ve been tracking from that cold, rainy place.”

Expedia’s the most obvious influence, but Seattle’s been spawning innovative travel companies for a while now.

Yapta’s passel of founders include Chairman Brett Allsop, who started sports retailer Fogdog in the late 1990s, former Microsoft program manager Amy Terrell, and Chief Executive Tom Romary, who has been a marketing executive at Fogdog, RealNetworks and Alaska Airlines. They’re working out of Pioneer Square and Bellingham, with $750,000 in seed capital.

Arrington said it will offer a bookmarking tool for compiling and comparing flights and travel options. Buyers that purchase via Yapta may also be notified if the price falls, with a suggestion that they seek a refund or a coupon.

Glad to have TechCrunch reminding his California pals how terrible the weather is up here in the freezing northern territories.

Comments | More in | Topics: Startups, Web

COMMENTS

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.



The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.


The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited seattletimes.com access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►