Articles tagged “funding”

Luggage Startup Away Raises $20 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Luggage Startup Away Raises $20 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The co-founders of luggage maker Away are seeing surprisingly good early results by applying the direct-to-consumer model that Warby Parker championed in eyewear. Also this week: Short-term rental platform Favstay attracted more than $2 million in funding.

4 days ago

Brand USA Faces Extinction Under Trump’s Proposed Budget

Brand USA Faces Extinction Under Trump’s Proposed Budget

Dan Peltier, Skift

Congress will play around with Trump's budget and nothing is set in stone. But Brand USA's proposed demise shouldn't come as a surprise from a president who has spent much of his first four months in office imposing anti-tourism policies.

7 days ago

Sweet Inn Raises $22 Million for Serviced Vacation Rentals: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sweet Inn Raises $22 Million for Serviced Vacation Rentals: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Startups like Sweet Inn increasingly blur the lines between the hotel and Airbnb business models by offering hotel-style service in short-term rentals that they own and manage. We predict that it won't be long until a major hotel group tries the same trick.

2 weeks ago

Tiqets Secures $17 Million in Funding for Tours and Activities Ticketing

Tiqets Secures $17 Million in Funding for Tours and Activities Ticketing

Sean O'Neill, Skift

This Dutch startup is growing by focusing on the problem of mobile ticketing and solving it with a product that requires almost no technical savvy from museums and other attraction operators. But it may need to be acquired to scale up quickly.

2 weeks ago

YourWelcome Helps Rental Hosts to Upsell Their Guests: Travel Startup Funding This Week

YourWelcome Helps Rental Hosts to Upsell Their Guests: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

YourWelcome brings a fresh revenue stream to renters of short stay accommodations by leasing tablets that let hosts upsell guests on additional services. Whether the company succeeds or not, its idea is likely to catch on.

3 weeks ago

Visit Florida’s 67 Percent Tourism Funding Cut Is Now Up to the Governor

Visit Florida’s 67 Percent Tourism Funding Cut Is Now Up to the Governor

Dan Peltier, Skift

Visit Florida's new $25 million budget isn't a done deal yet — the governor could veto, and the Florida legislature could then override that decision. But one thing is for sure: Tourism marketing in Florida faces an uncertain future.

3 weeks ago

Israeli Hotel Tech Startup Fornova Secures $17 Million in New Funding

Israeli Hotel Tech Startup Fornova Secures $17 Million in New Funding

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Fornova is one of many startups aiming to cash in on hotels' eagerness to prioritize direct bookings. Given the massive potential market and demand, one of these companies has a shot at breaking out in a spectacular fashion.

4 weeks ago

RoomChecking, Esplorio and More: Travel Startup Funding This Week

RoomChecking, Esplorio and More: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

International Airlines Group (owner of British Airways and Iberia) has invested in a couple of travel startups, while Paris-based RoomChecking makes a striking debut as a next-gen hotel operations startup — plus more news.

1 month ago

Screening Company Clear Raises $15 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Screening Company Clear Raises $15 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Long-promised improvements to airport security screening and rebooking in the event of flight disruption may finally be in the offing, thanks to follow-on rounds of fundings to the startups Clear and Freebird.

1 month ago

HotelPlanner Picks up TravelTicker: Travel Startup Funding This Week

HotelPlanner Picks up TravelTicker: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The group booking company is on an acquisition spree. Plus, other startups raise funding for booking platforms for serviced apartments, event spaces, and branded budget hotels, while one Indian booking site gets a new investor owner.

2 months ago

Booking Tech Platform Triptease Raises $9 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Booking Tech Platform Triptease Raises $9 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Triptease has successfully faced down legal threats from Booking.com over its tactics to help hotels boost direct bookings. The startup says it has signed up 17,000 hotels as clients.

2 months ago

A Data Dive Into European Venture Capital: Top Companies by Funding

A Data Dive Into European Venture Capital: Top Companies by Funding

Dave Montali, Skift

Diving into the data of European VC reveals that while new tech-hubs are emerging, the landscape is still vastly dominated by the traditional trio of well-established tech-hubs. Namely London, Paris, and Berlin.

2 months ago