Articles tagged “funding”

Stay Alfred Raises $47 Million for Serviced Rentals: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Stay Alfred Raises $47 Million for Serviced Rentals: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Combined with earlier deals, Stay Alfred shows that a convergence in hospitality is upon us.

4 days ago

CrowdRiff Raises $9 Million for Visual Marketing: Travel Startup Funding This Week

CrowdRiff Raises $9 Million for Visual Marketing: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

A wave of fundings is helping startups like CrowdRiff and Travel Appeal develop tools to help travel marketers be more efficient.

2 weeks ago

Hopper Raises $100 Million More for Airfare and Hotel Rate Prediction

Hopper Raises $100 Million More for Airfare and Hotel Rate Prediction

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Hopper's survival is a testament to the perseverance of its founders, though it's an understatement to say it takes them a long time to scale their products up. The startup is also now overpriced, based on its funding, for most potential acquirers — except maybe for Airbnb.

2 weeks ago

Travelsify Raises $5.8 Million for Hotel and Restaurant Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Travelsify Raises $5.8 Million for Hotel and Restaurant Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Accor's backing of Travelsify is eye-opening. It suggests that the hotel giant will take advantage of the startup's artificial intelligence-powered engine, which collects data about hotels, restaurants, and vacation rentals to boost online marketing and discovery.

3 weeks ago

Setoo Raises $9.3 Million for Insurance Innovation: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Setoo Raises $9.3 Million for Insurance Innovation: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Setoo is helping to pioneer a wave of customized protection products, such as letting travelers buy coverage to get money back if there's not enough snow during a ski trip. The new products could provide more upselling opportunities for travel suppliers and online agencies.

4 weeks ago

Beekeeper Raises $13 Million for Hotel Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Beekeeper Raises $13 Million for Hotel Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Beekeeper is joining Expedia-owned Alice, Amadeus-owned HotSOS, and fast-growing Quore in helping boost the effectiveness of hospitality worker communication.

1 month ago

TripCreator Raises $8 Million for Itinerary Management: Travel Startup Funding This Week

TripCreator Raises $8 Million for Itinerary Management: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

This week, itinerary tool TripCreator, luggage maker Paravel, and travel distribution software maker Duffel all announced funding rounds.

1 month ago

Kimkim Raises $3.7 Million for Agent Bookings: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Kimkim Raises $3.7 Million for Agent Bookings: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Kimkim, Travello, and Travelstop together announced more than $8.5 million in funding this week. The leisure travel agency, the social travel model, and the business travel booking tool, respectively, are each seeing new twists.

2 months ago

Homelike Raises $14 Million for Rental Search: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Homelike Raises $14 Million for Rental Search: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The market for long-term serviced apartments is being dragged, thankfully, into the digital era by companies like Homelike. Plus: Funding news for Roomex, FunNow, Vntrip, and Roto Travel.

2 months ago

Evolve Raises $80 Million for Vacation Rental Management Tech

Evolve Raises $80 Million for Vacation Rental Management Tech

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Vacation rental management is becoming professionalized, and the gold rush is on.

2 months ago

KuaiBangXing Links Chinese Travelers With Activities: Travel Startup Funding This Week

KuaiBangXing Links Chinese Travelers With Activities: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

KuaiBangXing, an activities booking startup, focuses on making it easier for Chinese visitors to North America to sample tours and attractions. It sets up guided transportation between outings, and it lets customers pay with China's popular WeChat Pay system.

2 months ago

Investors Bet Millions More in China: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Investors Bet Millions More in China: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

China's travel startup scene is less well covered in Western media due to the language barrier, but is nonetheless just as vibrant as the West's.

2 months ago