How Online Travel Exploded Out of the Tech Boom

Travel agents are one of the professions famously made obsolete by the internet. In this shockingly artistic piece Skift tells the comprehensive story of what took their place: an interconnected but competing network of sites that first focused on flights before eyeing every one of your travel dollars (hotels, cars, attractions, etc.). It’s a true story of the internet’s wild west days and the innovations and efficiencies that made it work.

The Definitive Oral History of Online Travel, 6.1.16