Quantcast
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 Megatrends Defining Travel in 2015

Come Attend the Best Conference in Travel

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

Skift Business Traveler: Is Delta No Longer The Frequent Flyer’s Airline?
Expedia Tests Vacation Rentals in Europe Through HomeAway Partnership
The Video Tech That Connects Travelers Virtually With Destinations in Real Time
How Hotels and Airports Cater to the 21st Century Business Traveler