Articles tagged “funding”

Secret Escapes Raises $67 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Secret Escapes Raises $67 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

If he were around today, Gordon Gekko of the movie Wall Street would probably say, "Cheap money is good." A combination of factors has made it relatively more easy to obtain funding for startups in many countries.

3 days ago

Headout Raises $10 Million for Activities Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Headout Raises $10 Million for Activities Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Investors have bet big on luxury experiences, with investments in Headout, which offers last-minute activities; Key Concierge, which does something similar for luxury rental properties; My Daydream, which offers customized upscale tours; and Seatfrog, which offers last-minute upgrades.

1 week ago

Airline, Hotel, and Silicon Valley Heavyweights Back Startup Aiming to Fix Travel Data Hurdle

Airline, Hotel, and Silicon Valley Heavyweights Back Startup Aiming to Fix Travel Data Hurdle

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Journera aims to act like a magnet attracting relevant information across company databases about a traveler’s complete trip. It would help, say, a hotel learn when a high-status customer’s flight has been delayed. While the idea is great in theory, it may prove elusive in practice.

2 weeks ago

Airwallex Receives $80 Million for Payments Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Airwallex Receives $80 Million for Payments Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The past week has seen remarkable fundings of a cross-border payments company, Airwallex, a luggage maker, Away, and a social travel recommendation service, Fever. Of all of these, "fever" has the name that best captures the frothy valuations.

2 weeks ago

TourRadar Receives $50 Million for Multi-Day Tour Sales: Travel Startup Funding This Week

TourRadar Receives $50 Million for Multi-Day Tour Sales: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

TourRadar stands apart from other online sellers of activities with its rare, leading focus on multiday tours. Meanwhile, Triptease, the hotel direct booking specialist, and Chowbotics, a maker of food service robots, also announced funding.

3 weeks ago

Ad Tech Firm Urban Airship Raises $25 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Ad Tech Firm Urban Airship Raises $25 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

If you think you've been getting a lot of push notifications from travel companies, you ain't seen nothing yet. Companies like Urban Airship are aiming to make the most of this path for reaching travelers.

1 month ago

Hipcamp Raises $9.5 Million for Campsite Booking: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Hipcamp Raises $9.5 Million for Campsite Booking: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Public campgrounds were already an alternative form of travel. But now there's "alternative alternative travel." Meet the startup Hipcamp, which is like an Airbnb for privately-owned campsites and hosted experiences.

1 month ago

PerfectStay Raises $17 Million for Distribution Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

PerfectStay Raises $17 Million for Distribution Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

This week's roundup of travel startup funding includes a Paris-based travel distribution technology company, a San Francisco-based corporate travel booking tool, and a London-based maker of property management software.

2 months ago

ForwardX Raises $10 Million for Self-Pushing Luggage: Travel Startup Funding This Week

ForwardX Raises $10 Million for Self-Pushing Luggage: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Robotic luggage that follows you like a golden retriever. An app for ordering beautiful people to attend your event. A tool for making corporate travel as pleasant as leisure travel. These are the fantastical ideas that got funded this week.

2 months ago

Rizort Raises $2.9 Million for VR-Infused Travel Advice: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Rizort Raises $2.9 Million for VR-Infused Travel Advice: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Can virtual reality content play a role in helping to persuade travelers to book luxury destinations in Southeast Asia? That's the bet made by Rizort, an online travel agency startup that received funding this week.

2 months ago

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

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

Sean O'Neill, Skift

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.

2 months ago

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

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

Sean O'Neill, Skift

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.

2 months ago