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Startups This Week

Online Travel

Divvy Raises $10.5 Million to Tame Expense Reports: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Divvy is an expense management startup that faces formidable competition from incumbent players, such as Concur, Certify, and Expensify. To draw users, it's offering business travel booking discounts and tools. Clever.

Divvy Raises $10.5 Million to Tame Expense Reports: Travel Startup Funding This Week

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Cruise Agency Dreamlines Raises $55 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Cruise lines better hope that Dreamlines and other online booking tools for cruise travel don't interfere too much with their long-standing business models.

Cruise Agency Dreamlines Raises $55 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

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Life House Raises $40 Million to Modernize Hotels: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Life House is a hospitality company that strives to be an experience platform offering more than mere beds to sleep in, echoing some of the Megatrends Skift identified for 2018. But it's unclear why investors in the company think it will scale as rapidly as venture capitalists typically expect.

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Guesty Raises $19 Million for Vacation Rental Sales: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Travel startups raised more than $128 million this week. Tel Aviv-based Guesty, which is like a Salesforce for vacation rental property managers, was one of the fortunate companies.

Guesty Raises $19 Million for Vacation Rental Sales: Travel Startup Funding This Week

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TravelPerk Raises $21 Million for Business Travel Bookings: Travel Startup Funding This Week

TravelPerk's and TravelTriangle's fundings are yet a further sign that Skift called it right in our 2018 megatrend predictions. We said companies are investing heavily in treating business travelers as respectable consumers rather than as animals that need prodding like goats.

TravelPerk Raises $21 Million for Business Travel Bookings: Travel Startup Funding This Week

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IfOnly Raises $20 Million for Activities Booking: Travel Startup Funding This Week

MasterCard, Hyatt, and others must have done their homework before they invested in IfOnly. Still, the startup certainly expects outsiders to take too much on faith about its progress.

IfOnly Raises $20 Million for Activities Booking: Travel Startup Funding This Week

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Dubai Agency HolidayMe Raises $12 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

As winter gives way to spring, at least in the northern hemisphere, startups raised more than $24 million to expand online travel booking and planning in the Middle East and Europe. Just in time for consumers planning summer trips.

Dubai Agency HolidayMe Raises $12 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

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Skyroam Raises $20 Million for Portable Wi-Fi: Travel Startup Funding This Week

We were skeptical of claims from Skyroam that travelers would pay a premium for seamless mobile Wi-Fi. After all, the internet has become cheap and easy to access in many destinations. But the startup has attracted millions of paying users. The lesson: There's always a premium version of an existing service waiting to be invented.

Skyroam Raises $20 Million for Portable Wi-Fi: Travel Startup Funding This Week

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Budget Hotel Brand RedDoorz Raises $11 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

The concept of a budget brand hotel network that promises consistent amenities has been popularized by India's OYO Rooms. RedDoorz has traction with a similar model in Indonesia, which suggests the model may have legs worldwide.

Budget Hotel Brand RedDoorz Raises $11 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

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Tours and Activities Companies Raise Over $15 Million This Week

Some investors think that patience is not only a virtue, but can also be worth a windfall. But waiting for big returns from tours and activities sector companies KKDay, Bookingkit, and TickX — which have received fresh investment rounds — may test their virtue.

Tours and Activities Companies Raise Over $15 Million This Week