Digital Booking Sites

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

Excerpt from AllThingsD

Sep 11, 2012 12:37 pm

Skift Take

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

Free Report: The Changing Business of Extended-Stay Hotels

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.

Read the Complete Story →

Next Up

More on Skift

Pegasus Solutions Restructuring and Layoffs Under Way
Hilton Sees Filling Rooms on Weekends as New Trend
Expedia Looks to Build Tours and Activities Without Acquisitions
Free Webinar: How To Effectively Personalize Marketing Across Travel Sectors