Want to make people hungry to find a great deal on Flights, Hotels and / or vacation rentals in descending order of importance. It's all about implying excitement, speed and savings with the concept of a travelzipper and adding a touch of humor.
Also want to capture the "excitement of the find" over the numbness of the search. The site is a travel price search website but I don't want to focus on searching. Want to celebrate finding. Travel is fun! Want to make the logo image reflect the excitement of finding a great deal on travel. Also want to accent the time savings. The website will make it possible for users to search 8 sites at once to find a great deal, rather than going to each site individually and searching one site after the next.
Design-wise, I don't like 90-degree right angles with borders. I like rounded edges. I'm thinking this uses hungry colors (red, yellow, orange...) but I don't want users to feel panicked. Just excited to find a deal.
Size-wise, I'd like this to be square or horizontal, not vertical.
The slogan next to the logo will probably be something like "Travel in a Zip" or "Un-Zip Great Deals".
Conceptually, I had some ideas but you are the creative one. I thought about having a globe that's being "unzipped" by the user. But maybe there are some visual elements that imply excitement, speed and savings.