Startups

5 New Travel Startups Put Niche Spins on Short-Term Rental Booking

5 New Travel Startups Put Niche Spins on Short-Term Rental Booking

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Airbnb and HomeAway clones are a dime-a-dozen. But we found a handful carving out niche market segments that seem promising. These startups focus on travelers interested in corporate-friendly lodgings, architecture and design properties, Asia's top destinations, and exclusive luxury residences.

1 day ago

Stay Alfred Raises $15 Million to Bring Hotel Service to Short-Term Rentals: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Stay Alfred Raises $15 Million to Bring Hotel Service to Short-Term Rentals: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Stay Alfred's $15 million Series A funding may pale next to the roughly $3 billion that Airbnb has raised. But the company — which services apartment rentals and aims for hotel-quality service — is part of a thriving wave of vendors providing an ecosystem of services around short-term urban rentals.

5 days ago

ReviewPro Acquired by China’s Shiji at $35 Million Valuation

ReviewPro Acquired by China’s Shiji at $35 Million Valuation

Sean O'Neill, Skift

This is a decent exit for the investors in ReviewPro and a wake-up call to a Western hotel industry ignoring China's tech scene. But it is also a validation of ReviewPro's particular approach of giving hotels actionable analytics on guests for sales and marketing, and revenue management -- and not just monitoring TripAdvisor ratings.

1 week ago

Business Travel Startup Upside Raises $50 Million at $200 Million Valuation

Business Travel Startup Upside Raises $50 Million at $200 Million Valuation

Gerrit De Vynck, Bloomberg

Priceline co-founder Jay Walker is looking to reinvent how smaller companies buy corporate travel. Investors see the potential in his play to reward business travelers themselves for travel choices that save their companies money.

1 week ago

Cultree, Vertoe and More in Today’s Travel Startup Watch

Cultree, Vertoe and More in Today’s Travel Startup Watch

Dan Peltier, Skift

These are the newest travel startups from AngelList vying for travelers’ interest and investors’ attention.

2 weeks ago

MyStay, MedicAbroad and More in Today’s Travel Startup Watch

MyStay, MedicAbroad and More in Today’s Travel Startup Watch

Dan Peltier, Skift

These are the newest travel startups from AngelList vying for travelers’ interest and investors’ attention.

3 weeks ago

VacationChamp, Wanderage and More in Today’s Travel Startup Watch

VacationChamp, Wanderage and More in Today’s Travel Startup Watch

Dan Peltier, Skift

These are the newest travel startups from AngelList vying for travelers’ interest and investors’ attention.

3 weeks ago

What’s in a Startup Name? The Good and the Bad of 2016

What’s in a Startup Name? The Good and the Bad of 2016

Dan Peltier, Skift

Take it from us -- a startup can create an entire new brand around a name. But, if your startup’s name is off-putting, misleading or doesn’t sound appealing to a traveler’s ears, you’re setting yourself up for a loss.

4 weeks ago

Photler, OpenCity and More in Today’s Travel Startup Watch

Photler, OpenCity and More in Today’s Travel Startup Watch

Dan Peltier, Skift

These are the newest travel startups from AngelList vying for travelers’ interest and investors’ attention.

4 weeks ago

Lingo Guides, Embark and More in Today’s Travel Startup Watch

Lingo Guides, Embark and More in Today’s Travel Startup Watch

Dan Peltier, Skift

These are the newest travel startups from AngelList vying for travelers’ interest and investors’ attention.

4 weeks ago

YouCanJet, Airhob and More in Today’s Travel Startup Watch

YouCanJet, Airhob and More in Today’s Travel Startup Watch

Dan Peltier, Skift

These are the newest travel startups from AngelList vying for travelers’ interest and investors’ attention.

1 month ago

Freefall NYC, Attraction Suite and More in Today’s Travel Startup Watch

Freefall NYC, Attraction Suite and More in Today’s Travel Startup Watch

Dan Peltier, Skift

These are the newest travel startups from AngelList vying for travelers’ interest and investors’ attention.

1 month ago