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Arabic-language hotel booking site Yamsafer finds A-round funding lead

Excerpt from AllThingsD

Sep 11, 2012 12:37 pm

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The Ramallah-based hotel booker focuses both on Arabic content and regional bookings that are attractive to travelers still trying to make sense of the post-Arab Spring travel map.

— Jason Clampet

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Yamsafer is the latest entrant in the ever-changing and exciting travel space, offering price-competitive hotel booking while bundled with tickets for popular local events. And it launched far from Silicon Valley. Another story on the rise of the next New York City start-up?

Not exactly. Try Ramallah.

“Palestine is often only seen through the prism of conflict and occupation — both of which are real and stifling,” notes Saed Nashef, General Partner with globally-funded, Ramallah-based Sadara Ventures.

Disclosure: The author of the AllthingsD.com story is an investor in Skift.

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