A Glance at 2011, and Look to 2012

2011 was Hipmunk’s first full year in existence. And we couldn’t have asked for better—not only did millions of new users try us for the first time, but we were able to remove even more agony from their travel searching. On our one year anniversary in August, we calculated that we had saved you over 150,000 hours of agony within our first year, and we’re pretty close to doubling that already!

In taking a quick look back, here are some of our highlights:
  • Hotel Search. Building on our insanely popular flight search, we rolled out an innovative new way of searching for hotels this year. With features like our unique heatmaps, you can easily find the best hotels in the best parts of town.
  • Mobile Apps. We listened to all of you who asked for an iPhone version of our flight search, and built a free app just for you. Then we listened again when all our Android fans demanded a version of their own—now we have one of those, too.  Thank you to the hundreds of thousands of people who’ve downloaded each of our apps!
  • Calendar Integration. As we’ve started traveling more for business, we realized how frustrating it was to find flights that fit in our schedule, and hotels near where we had meetings. We solved both problems by letting you integrate your calendar into your Hipmunk searches.
There have been dozens of other cool partnerships and features that we’ve rolled out over the past year, and we humbly look back on everything we’ve accomplished. Thank you so much to all of you—our loyal users—who have made suggestions, sent feedback, and tweeted your love and support!
We’re excited to bring you even more great tools in 2012. Before you know it, your travel searching will be totally agony-free!
— Adam

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