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Each week we create a roundup of travel startups that have received or announced funding that week. The total amount raised this week was about $28.1 million.
Here are four companies that announced they raised funding this week, listed in order by the highest amount raised. See previous roundups here.
>>TravelBird raised an $18.3 million Venture round from existing investor Rocket Internet bringing the Amsterdam-based startup’s total funding to $59.3 million.
Founded in 2010, TravelBird publishes tours and activities deals in Europe and has 650 employees and operates in 17 countries.
>>WayBlazer raised a $5 million Series A round from new investors IBM, The Entrepreneurs’ Fund and Gobi Partners and this is the Austin, Texas-based startup’s first funding round.
WayBlazer delivers contextual, personalized advice and insights for travelers across all phases of their trip, from inspiration to transaction. The company’s product is geared toward hotels and destination marketing organizations who want to help give their guests get personalized experiences they may be looking for.
>>bd4travel raised a $4.2 million Series A round from new investors Robin Klein, Talis Capital, Hoxton Ventures and this is the Frankfurt, Germany-based startup’s first funding round.
bd4travel provides real-time personalization through a unique profiling of every visitor to online travel agencies. From collecting this data, the company builds applications providing the most relevant content, services and product offers to each of its clients to optimize a brand’s online and offline travel marketing.
>>Lodgify raised a $666,000 Seed round from new investors Kilian Thalhammer, Roland Zeller, Venrex Investment Management, Howzat Partners and Chris Hitchen.
The Barcelona-based startup helps vacation rental owners and property managers to manage and market their accommodation business by creating their own website for their property. The platform is essentially an all-in-one solution for accepting bookings and payments and managing every aspect of reservations and guests’ stays.