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  • 1. TRAVEL HACKING The art of using technology to travel the world May 21, 2014 – Internet Week NYC #TRAVELHACKING #IWNY @LisaBesserman @Hagan @OMGBobbyG @MattTurzo @DSaezGil
  • 2. PANELISTS LISA BESSERMAN STARTUP BUENOS AIRES HAGAN BLOUNT HB&A MATT TURZO LYFT DIEGO SAEZ-GIL WEHOSTELS BOBBY GILL BLUE LABEL LABS @LisaBesserman @Hagan @OMGBobbyG @MattTurzo @DSaezGil
  • 3. FLIGHT DEALS • Kayak.com • GetGoing.com • Despegar.com (Latin America) • Ryanair.com (Europe) • AirAsia.com (Asia) • StudentUniverse.com • Google Search (sometimes) @LisaBesserman @Hagan @OMGBobbyG @MattTurzo @DSaezGil
  • 4. HACKING TIPS • Thepointsguy.com • Attachearrivals.com • Travelhacking.org • Nomadicmatt.com • Viewfromthewing.com @LisaBesserman @Hagan @OMGBobbyG @MattTurzo @DSaezGil
  • 5. LODGING • Hostelworld.com • Wehostels.com • Couchsurfing.com • Airbnb.com • Kidandcoe.com • HotelTonight • Tripadvisor • Gumtree @LisaBesserman @Hagan @OMGBobbyG @MattTurzo @DSaezGil
  • 6. TRAVEL APPS • Skyscanner • HipMunk • Backpackr • Twisper • Waze • HopStop • WikiSherpa @LisaBesserman @Hagan @OMGBobbyG @MattTurzo @DSaezGil
  • 7. TRAVEL APPS • eTrack • LoungeBuddy • Triposo • Skycheckin • TravelWallet • Dani’s List @LisaBesserman @Hagan @OMGBobbyG @MattTurzo @DSaezGil
  • 8. LANGUAGE APPS • Duolingo • Google Translate • QuickDic (android) • iTranslate (iPhone) text to speech & offline mode • Wordlens @LisaBesserman @Hagan @OMGBobbyG @MattTurzo @DSaezGil
  • 9. PHYSICAL TOOLS • Satechi Battery • REI Duffle • Travel Luggage Scale • Jambox mini • Melatonin pills @LisaBesserman @Hagan @OMGBobbyG @MattTurzo @DSaezGil
  • 10. MORE TIPS • Use a different VPN to score lower flight prices • Search for flights on Tuesdays at 3pm EST or 54 days before the flight • Use SeatGuru before selecting your seat on a flight • Pick a major airline in each alliance, and collect points for every single flight • Get free Wifi by adding “?.jpg” to the end of protected areas URLs @LisaBesserman @Hagan @OMGBobbyG @MattTurzo @DSaezGil
  • 11. QUESTIONS? LISA BESSERMAN HAGAN BLOUNT MATT TURZO BOBBY GILL DIEGO SAEZ-GIL Lisa@startupbuenosaires.com - @LisaBesserman – StartUpBuenosAires.com iam@haganblount.com - @Hagan – HaganBlount.com MatthewTurzo@gmail.com- @MattTurzo – Lyft.com Bobby@BlueLabelLabs.com - @OMGBobbyG – BlueLabelLabs.com DSaezGil@gmail.com- @DSaezGil – WeHostels.com @LisaBesserman @Hagan @OMGBobbyG @MattTurzo @DSaezGil