Why: After traveling the world for five years, Morris founded Hitlist, an app that susses out the least expensive trip with the best route possible. Her goal? To help future travelers avoid the travel hiccups she encountered, like getting stranded in isolated locations.
Before launching Hitlist (an app that alerts you when there are cheap flights to the places you want to go) Gillian Morris was a security analyst and journalist working in the Middle East and Central Asia. To get started on her travel app idea, she began learning to code then participated in a Lean Startup workshop (followed by a Startup Weekend to really kickstart her business planning). Gillian knew she was really serious about pursuing her idea when she emailed all of her technical connections with an offer to fly them to Istanbul (where she lived at the time) in exchange for helping her build a prototype.
Hitlist is an iOS app that was released to the public about a year ago. You tell the app where you want to go and it gives you the optimal time to travel with fare alerts. It's grown very popular really quickly in the past year.
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No need to search for flight deals on a zillion different websites anymore. Hitlist will find you the best deals on flights based around flexible dates. Make your honeymoon, business trip or upcoming vacation planning process easier and budget-friendly by securing the best airfare prices to your dream destinations. Or, use the deals to dictate your destination–search the app for the best deals and book your next trip based on cost efficiency.
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We are a generation of wanderlust. We recognize we have the ability to pick up our lives, hop on a plane and never look back. So, that's what we end up doing. We embark on adventures that could lead us anywhere, and that will probably end up leading us everywhere.
David Goehring / Flickr For globetrotters, quenching wanderlust is a simple task thanks to the slew of travel apps at their disposal. With these tools, researching new destinations, checking reviews and comparing prices on the fly is easier (and more popular) than ever before.
For those with a bit of flexibility and both time and money, TripCommon, a travel software company, recently completed beta testing for Hitlist, which works as a travel agent of sorts, monitoring fares between a home airport and a user’s favored destinations.
Hitlist finds out when it's least expensive for you to grab a flight to your pre-picked destinations, saving you the hassle of periodically checking travel search engines.
Overall conversions resulting from searches on online travel agencies are still relatively low because of lack of personalization. Hitlist claims its conversion is 20 times higher than most online travel agencies offering flight bookings and its use of big data and personalization is likely one of the main reasons for that.
If you think you know how gender roles play out on the road, think again. Hitlist, the fare search site that got its start as the Tinder of travel-swipe right for a destination you want to visit; swipe left for one you'd rather reject-has just released data on what separates female travelers from their male counterparts.
Traveling gets to be more and more of a nightmare with each passing year. Thankfully engineers, entrepreneurial wizards, and cutting edge companies are fighting the good fight on your behalf with more and more travel tech that's going to make your life easier on the road. Check out the best of the best.
The top professionals 35 and under, surfaced by LinkedIn data and more. These are the 10 stars influencing what you eat, where you stay and how you travel. Featuring Gillian Morris, CEO of Hitlist.
Are you itchy to see the world but don't know exactly where to start, let alone where to travel? Do you want to go to the beach? The forest? What about the snow? Well with today's cool app, you can sit back, relax and let your iPhone do the planning for you.
For globetrotters, quenching wanderlust is a simple task thanks to the slew of travel apps at their disposal. With these tools, researching new destinations, checking reviews and comparing prices on the fly is easier (and more popular) than ever before. According to Statista, an online statistics portal, the amount of time consumers spent on travel apps grew by 89 percent in 2014. However, more time is only beneficial when you're using the right apps. To refresh your travel app arsenal, we scoured the Web to find cult favorites and new apps worth downloading. These six apps will help fuel your travel inspiration, track down deals, plan an itinerary and pack what you need for a worry-free trip.
"This strategy gives you nothing more than a bad night's sleep," says Gillian Morris, CEO of Hitlist, an app that monitors airfares and sends alerts when prices drop. Hopper analyzes historical fare data to help you make better decisions about where to go and when to buy, helping you ditch the purchase anxiety and secure a flight deal with confidence.
Here's a travel app that can search for inexpensive flights to your dream destinations. Name: HitList Available: Android, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch. Requires iOS7 or later. Cost: Free What it does: Tell the app where you want to go, and it will notify you when deals to those destinations pop up.
Women may be underrepresented throughout the tech sector, but they're still building some incredible startups, apps, and products. The folks over at Product Hunt have created and curated a collection of the best startups and products founded by inspiring women. VCs, entrepreneurs, and Product Hunt members have all weighed in on their favorites.
The founder of a travel startup describes how her unconventional career path prepared her to be a successful entrepreneur.
Gillian Morris, the founding CEO of Hitlist, noticed that when she would start talking to someone about her start-up, they’d often say, “That is so cool. . . . When did he start it?” When she explained that, actually, she was the company’s CEO, their eyes would glaze.
The problem, explains Morris, is that traditional flight search sites are too time-consuming to use. “A leisure trip is inherently flexible,” she says, but on places like Kayak.com, you have to enter in specific dates. “In reality, a lot of people would be a lot more flexible.”
Los vuelos cambian de precio constantemente, un detalle que es fácilmente explotable a nuestro favor si tenemos fechas de viaje flexibles. Aprovechando ese detalle, Hitlist es una aplicación que te permite recopilar una serie de destinos y al mismo tiempo ver cuándo es más barato viajar hasta allí.http://es.gizmodo.com/10-consejos-ge...
Hitlist has helped a quarter million users in 163 countries book over $6m of travel. Almost none of that happened in our first year of existence. We were press darlings, our users tweeted and emailed their love, and the metrics we tracked were telling the right story. But no one was buying. This is how we figured out what we were doing wrong.
Hitlist is one of those simple, one-task apps that just works.
Traveling is the best kind of hobby-it breaks us from our routines and plugs us into the world. We return with epic Instagram pics that last a lifetime. Unfortunately, for most people, it's also a huge luxury.
The site offers an alternative to endlessly perusing the web or waiting to book until a specific time of the week. Users select potential travel destinations, and then HitList monitors real-time flight prices and sends email notifications when rates drop.
You can track prices with your phone. I used to set my alarm for the middle of the night on Tuesdays to cash in on the so called "golden hour" of airfare savings. Surely my dedication to searching "best time to buy airfare" and commitment to implementing the suggested practices would prove successful.
Dreaming of warmer climes while you’re surrounded by stressed, sweating commuters becomes a little easier with HitList.
I'm about to take a 12-day vacation. So now is, of course, the perfect time to start thinking about my next vacation. For me, the anticipation and daydreaming are half the fun of a trip, and that's why I took a shine to Hitlist.
Practical Matters is a series of conversations with founders and senior executives at companies we know and love. Every month, we'll interview fellow entrepreneurs and their teams and ask them about their experience starting and running their respective companies. The idea is to ask them things we want to know and could learn from.
“Trying to predict when airfares will be cheap based on past data is flawed at best,” Trip Common co-founder Gillian Morris told me in an interview.
Hey, I travel quite a bit. I travel for public service and philanthropy, not business; I haven't been in craigslist management since 2000. (I hear that people travel for "pleasure" or on "vacation," which I understand are mythological concepts.)
Gillian Morris is the founder of Hitlist, a mobile app that help users track trips they'd like to take and book when cheapest. Biggest Piece of Advice for Growing your Company Have a system and make it scalable. Work with your network. Favorite Tools for Growth Twitter Instagram Networking Who are your mentors?
It's podcast time! Sten sat down in San Francisco with Gillian Morris, founder and CEO of Hitlist, a mobile app where you can list trips you dream about and then have millions of air fares scanned for you to let you know the optimal time to travel.
كثيرة هي المواقع والأدوات التي تسمح للمستخدمين البحث عن تذاكر طيران بأرخص الأسعار على الإنترنت، لكن مايُميّز أداة عن الثانية هي الميزات التي تُقدمها وحجم المساعدة في إيجاد أفضل الأسعار.
Today, we are very excited to welcome our guest, Gillian Morris, to the show. Gillian is the co-founder and CEO of Hitlist, a mobile app that helps users travel more by delivering personalized and proactive trip recommendations.
At our recent HowTo Conference, 10 early-stage startups pitched on stage to our panel of investor judges. Meet the People's Choice winner Hitlist. By Betsy Mikel (Editor, Women 2.0) Even though our PITCH competition was last month, we love keeping up with our finalists to see what they're up to and where they're going next.
Whether you're a fall foliage hunter, a die-hard, year-round globetrotter or just a family-focused person off to Grandma's house during the holiday season, apps can add value and verve to your next trip. As the fall season settles in across the country, now is a good time to plan a winding road trip framed by the red and gold hues of autumn.
I am all about products and services that make our lives easier and inspire us to go out into the world and see what we want to see. I love this new app called "Hitlist". All that you need do is set your home airport, select the cities that are on your Hitlist" (bucket list)...