|by Sean O'Neill||Helpful Websites, Innovations||2|
Looking for smart ways to book your trips online? Never turn to an established travel website. Major companies have a negative attitude toward innovation: It's too risky. A key executive at Priceline once summed it up:
"We are rarely the first to anything. There's a great cartoon of the American West a long time ago: a man face down in the dust with an arrow in his back. He was 'the first mover.'"
All of the major companies leave innovation to startups. That puts you in a powerful position. We know from surveys that the average Budget Travel reader is an early adopter and a frequent traveler. You're usually the first to try new things, and you love to travel.
What's a new website or travel technology you really liked this year?
Here are some innovations we've covered at Budget Travel:
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