Entrepreneur and investor, Jon Von Tetzchner has acquired a 10% stake in Dohop, and with this investment he becomes the company’s third largest shareholder. Tetzchner notably co-founded Opera Software in 1995 and holds stakes in a range of technology companies across several sectors.
Known for his innate ability to foster innovation and growth, Jon has extensive connections in the entrepreneurial and technology sectors around the world. “Dohop is well positioned for growth in various markets, especially in markets where online travel is growing at a rapidly increasing pace,” says Mr. Tetzchner. “Dohop’s technology is quite unique, and it is the perfect time to use that technology to achieve higher growth for the company in the long run.”
Kristjan Bjarnason, Dohop’s CEO, sees opportunities with a new investor: “Jon is an entrepreneur with technology background, experience and network that will benefit the company in coming years. A stronger ownership base leads to a stronger company with more opportunities to grow in various markets across the world.”
You can read the full press release here.
Is it time to go abroad and make the most of the summer and even travel to a warmer place? Since we don’t know what you are up for, we checked out three perfect yet different places to visit this autumn. Our muse this time around was: DRINKS.
We can’t talk about drinks without mentioning the beer-drinking in Munich, Germany. Germans are now starting to count down to the 180th Munich Oktoberfest which is held between 21. September and 6. October. Do you want to go? Lederhosen, laughter, fun and of course beer drinking till you almost drop. “Only” 14 beer tents to choose from – PROST!
Return flights during Oktoberfest over a long weekend:
The cheapest hotels in Munich that are available now (and close to the festival site):
Tuscany is great for autumn travelling; it’s not too hot, Italian tourists have gone back home and the wine harvest is taking place. This is the perfect place to rent a car and drive between different cities and towns. Seven Tuscan localities have been designated World heritage sites, among them the centers of Florence, Siena, Pienza, San Gimignano and the square of the Cathedral of Pisa. Just remember who is the designated driver before you say: Salute!
No it is not all about alcohol consumption. October can be one of the best months to travel to China (though try avoiding the week-long Chinese National Day holiday from 1st to 8th of October). The weather is very comfortable and pleasant. Autumn colors begin to appear across the country, and the mountains are full of mixture of red, golden, yellow and brown colors. How about taking a sip of superb Chinese tea on The Great Wall of China and say: ??! [??!] (g?n b?i)
Return flights to Peking, China in October, staying for two weeks
You probably want to travel around the country a bit during your two weeks stay. But we can among others recommend several hotels to you in Beijing.
Secret extra tip: check out Dohop Away for the best deals that have been found rcsently
How about hopping on a long weekend away? Enjoy relaxation, music, wine and dine or have some sort of an adventure.
Hop on board as we found three places that you might enjoy visiting for a long weekend.
Berlin offers endless possibilities so you shouldn’t get bored there. After a long weekend you could even say “Ich bin ein Berliner” and be capable to order Bratwurst und Bier. Whether you want history, culture, art, shopping, music or what ever else comes to mind, you will find it in Berlin. Music lover? How about popping over to Berlin over the Berlin Festival on the 6th and 7th of September 2013? Performances by Björk, Blur and Pet Shop Boys, among others.
Flights to Berlin for a long weekend during the Berlin Festival
Right now you can find around 348 hotels in Berlin that are available during the festival. Prices range from €80 to €5.211 for two persons for four nights.
Milan is the second largest city in Italy. It houses one of the most famous paintings in the world: The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci. Milan also brings you culture in every form and it is a haute couture (that’s fancy talk for “fashion”) powerhouse, where the clothes jump from catwalk to clothes-rail in weeks.
You might even get a seat at one of the fashion shows at the Milan Fashion week, 18th to 23th of September.
Flights to Milan over a long weekend at the end of September
Examples of hotels with very good review
Want to have a really lively weekend? Why not visit New York, the city that never sleeps? Labor day is coming up in New York which means street parades and one of the largest sale dates of the year.
So get up early, shop till you drop and enjoy all the festivities that New York has to offer, day and night. Check out the West Indian-American day carnival which celebrates Caribbean culture and heritage in New York, where you will certainly find the rhythm within you.
Flights to New York over the Labor day weekend, 30. August to 3. September
The best price for a hotel in Manhattan over Labor day weekend is at the Sun Bright Hotel from €352 for two for four nights. But if you want more luxury but yet at a good price you could check out the four star hotel The Michalangelo which gets a superb rating from previous guests, four nights for two €861.
We’ve been in this business for about 10 years. We’ve learned a lot about finding cheap flights and how to make a living helping people get from A to B.
Now it’s your turn.
Anyone can set up their own version of Dohop’s flight search on their website, offering visitors a great way to find flights. And we will pay them to do so.
For every lead generated, we pay YOU a little bit. The more visitors you have searching for flights, the more leads are generated and the more cash you earn. You can expect a lead value of about 0.07 EUR, meaning that for 1000 clicks on searches on your site, you earn 70 EUR.
When your users search, they can now do so from a form that looks like your branded version of this:
The whitelabel system is so easy to use and can be placed anywhere…. that is a functioning Dohop search box, by the way, just a bit of copy-paste code. Try it out. Go ahead. We’ve even filled in everything already.
The form is “responsive”, meaning that it adjusts to the users’ screen size; from a widescreen Mac to the teeniest smartphone, the search form will always look good. The results also adjust to the user’s screen size, just like Dohop.com does now.
The system can be set up in minutes, and you get up-to-date reporting on your visits and earnings.
We also simplified the set-up process, and you can choose which version you have, and how you want it to look.
Below is a screenshot example of a whitelabel that I created in half an hour (click the image to go the the site itself).
So… want to earn a little money by offering people Dohop’s flight search? Get your own whitelabel today.
When it comes to finding cheap flights, we have quite a bit to share with you. You see, we go through a lot of flight searches every day, and we have learned a few things that are good to keep in mind when searching for the cheapest flight available. Below you’ll find 5 great tips.
Most people fly on Fridays and back on Sunday. This means that more seats tend to be available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and so you are more likely to find the cheapest seats on these days.
Many airlines are charging extra for luggage, so pack everything you can into your carry-on bag. Luggage is overrated anyway. Who needs more than a pair of jeans and a toothbrush anyway?
The low-cost airlines are your friends. Well, not really, but they are the cheapest way to fly. easyJet, RyanAir, Vueling, Norwegian, WOW air…. the list goes on and on. And they are all to be found on Dohop.
Don’t just use one low-cost airline. It may be cheaper for you to fly with Ryanair to Alicante and then with Norwegian back, than it is to fly both ways with either one. Check out this search result to see for yourself.
Flight prices very rarely go down. It is always best for you to book as soon as possible, because the cheapest seats on the airplane are the ones that go first. So book early.
Secret extra tip: check Dohop Away for super-low flights from the airport of your choice.
So, we have this flight-finding gadget called Dohop, and it is used to search for a lot of flights, every single day of the year.
When a search is made, we log the airports flown from and to, as well as the dates the trip is to take place. This allows to see what Dohop users are searching for, and when they want to travel. Taken together, we can create a list of the places most people are searching for flights to for 2013. And here it is.
4. New York