Yapta announces Firefox compatibility

Yapta has announced a compatibility with the Mozilla Firefox Web browser, extending Yapta’s unique “trip-tagging” capability to millions of additional online travel planners.

According to the latest data from W3Counter, Firefox is the second most popular Web browser behind Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, capturing more than 27 percent share of the total Web browser market.  Mozilla estimates that currently there are at least 125 million Firefox users worldwide.  Since Yapta’s launch in late May 2007, support for the award-winning browser has been the feature most heavily requested by Yapta users.

“The majority of email feedback we’ve received has either thanked us for the service or requested Yapta as a Firefox add-on,” said Tom Romary, CEO of Yapta.  “We’ve obviously listened and are happy to be bringing a valued travel tool to a browser that is rapidly growing in popularity.”

The Firefox browser add-on is currently available for download at Yapta.com or at the Firefox Add-ons website, addons.mozilla.org.  Online travel planners use Yapta’s browser add-on to track airfares by “tagging” (or “bookmarking”) the exact flight itineraries that they want while searching on airline websites.  Once a trip is tagged, all key flight information - including price, airline and travel dates - is automatically stored on the traveler’s “My Trips” page at Yapta.com and users are subsequently notified via email when prices drop and when they’re eligible for a travel voucher or refund from their airline.