Starting today, each week we will be creating a roundup of travel startups that have received or announced funding that week.
The total amount raised this week was just shy of $38 million.
Here are six companies that announced they raised funding this week, listing in order of highest amount raised.
>> Stayzilla raised $20 million in a Series B round from new investor Nexus Venture Partners and existing investor Matrix Partners.
Stayzilla is an accommodations booking service that combines regular hotel bookings with short-term, Airbnb-style rentals. This is Stayzilla’s third round of funding.
>> PriceMatch raised $9.1 million in a Series A round from Partech Ventures and Northzone.
PriceMatch is a Paris-based startup that offers revenue management solutions for hotels.
>> BookingPal raised $5 million in a Series B round led by Thayer Ventures. New investors PAR Capital Ventures and Amadeus Ventures participated in round as did existing investors Camp One Investors and Plug and Play Ventures.
BookingPal, an Irvine, California-based startup, distributes vacation rentals to online travel agencies and vacation rental sites. This brings BookingPal’s total funding to $7.5 million.
>> Triptease raised $2 million in a seed round from Episode 1 Ventures and Notion Capital.
UK startup Triptease is a widget for hotel websites that shows real-time online travel agency prices and how they compare to a hotel’s direct booking rate. This is the first time that the company has raised money since it launched in 2013.
>> iTraveller raised $1 million in a Series A round from ah! Ventures, LetsVenture and Mantra Ventures.
iTraveller is an India-based marketplace that connects travelers, wholesalers, travel agents and tour operators.
>> Flytographer raised $650,000 from nine angel investors in British Columbia, Canada.
Flytographer is a travel photography service that connects travelers to a network of 230 photographers in 130 destinations.
Photo credit: UK startup Triptease offers a widget for hotel websites that shows online travel agency prices and how they compare to a hotel’s direct booking rate.