Four years after being acquired, Hipmunk is shutting down

Whenever you’re mute the employ of Hipmunk for outing planning, it’s time to gain another attach of residing. Earlier than later, basically.

The Hipmunk crew announced this afternoon that it’ll be shutting down in neutral one week’s time. Come January twenty third, says the blog put up, each the Hipmunk internet enlighten and app will be shuttered.

The crew additionally tweeted:

We’re pronouncing goodbye. On Jan. 23, 2020, the Hipmunk product will be retired; the app and internet enlighten aren’t available right now. Thanks to every person who has been a segment of our breeze. For myth serve or more info, please visit:

— The Hipmunk (@thehipmunk) January 14, 2020

This shutdown comes correct around three and a half of years after corporate breeze/expensing platform Concur purchased Hipmunk attend in September of 2016.

Primarily based by Adam J. Goldstein and Reddit co-founder Steve “spez” Huffman, Hipmunk modified into once one among the principle successfully-made “metasearch” breeze sites. It scrounged up flights (and accommodations/vehicle leases/and so forth.) from across myriad services and products fancy Expedia, Priceline, and so forth, presenting the complete cases/prices in a single immense skimmable interface.

The crew had an upbeat tone within the authentic put up announcing the acquisition, with Goldstein noting that “Hipmunk isn’t going any place.” Alas, issues trade in four years. Goldstein parted ways with the crew at the tip of 2018.

In an FAQ relating to the announcement, Hipmunk clarifies that all accounts will plug darkish plan January twenty third — and whereas it says existing reservations won’t be impacted by this, they gift that all booking issues should always plug thru whichever closing supplier they pointed you to.

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