Tripadvisor Flights and Meta-search explained

Two months ago, Owen Byrne talked at the Ottawa eBusiness Cluster about his experiences at, while hinting at a top secret project he was working on at Ottawa’s Travelpod Labs in cooperation with

That product, Tripadvisor Flights launched in the last week of February and has received significant positive press coverage from the Boston Globe, USA Today, and the New York Times.

Tripadvisor Flights is a airfare meta-search product designed to compete head-on with the industry leader, aggregating prices from Expedia, Hotwire, Travelocity, and several major airlines, allowing site visitors to filter itineraries according to many different criteria and providing the most breadth of results in the market.

Well, Byrne is back at the Ottawa eBusiness Cluster again next Wednesday, March 18th to demo Tripadvisor Flights, provide a project retrospective, and look at the dynamics of the meta-search niche as well as the online travel industry as a whole.

The event takes from 6:00-9:00pm at bitHeads – if you’re interested in attending RSVP to