Articles tagged “funding”

Tour Booking Platform Rezdy Raises $1.8 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Tour Booking Platform Rezdy Raises $1.8 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

It has been a big week for small players, as investors placed bets on startups in these sectors: tours-and-activities, ground transportation, Brazilian flight booking, and digital marketing.

6 days ago

GuestToGuest Gets $35 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

GuestToGuest Gets $35 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Let's hope that GuestToGuest's bet on home-swapping ends better than General Catalyst's $15 million investment in Couchsurfing did. Plus, two startups — Hostmaker and Travis — raised money.

2 weeks ago

Airbnb Attracts $1 Billion in New Funding at $31 Billion Valuation

Airbnb Attracts $1 Billion in New Funding at $31 Billion Valuation

Anya George Tharakan and Rishika Sadam, Reuters

A million dollars isn't cool. You know what's cool? A billion dollars. But what's less cool is the diminishing probability of an IPO anytime soon for the world's largest short-term rental booking platform.

2 weeks ago

Klook Raises $30 Million for Attractions Search: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Klook Raises $30 Million for Attractions Search: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Two success stories this week: Last year Klook helped travelers book more than five million attractions and activities, making it Asia's booking leader. Meanwhile, major airlines have been adding LocusLabs' maps to their apps at a torrid pace.

3 weeks ago

Travefy Makes Its First Acquisition: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Travefy Makes Its First Acquisition: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Travefy solidifies its business with travel management companies, TravelCar brings its car rental solution to U.S. airports, NIDA Rooms expands its branded budget hotel room model in Southeast Asia, and more news in our weekly roundup.

4 weeks ago

Dreamlines Raises $19 Million for Its Cruise Site: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Dreamlines Raises $19 Million for Its Cruise Site: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The bar for success is higher than usual for these companies because of their unlikeliness: an online seller of cruise trips, a traditional "high street" travel agency, a network of freelance photographers, and a maker of eyewear that records 360-degree-video.

1 month ago

TravelTriangle and Lola Each Raise $10 Million More: Travel Startup Funding This Week

TravelTriangle and Lola Each Raise $10 Million More: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

This week, TravelTriangle, an India-based online marketplace for travelers and agents, receives a fresh round of funding that brings its total raised to $19.9 million, while Lola, Paul English's startup for giving travel agents technological superpowers, has added $10 million to its Series B.

1 month ago

Oasis Receives $2.5 Million for Its Hotel-Style Home Rentals: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Oasis Receives $2.5 Million for Its Hotel-Style Home Rentals: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Last year, AccorHotels took a 30 percent equity share in Oasis, a curated marketplace for luxury rental properties, while also investing in similar concepts like OneFineStay and Squarebreak. This week Oasis received $2.5 million from an "undisclosed investor." We wonder who might that be.

2 months ago

TripActions Raises $14 Million to Trim Rogue Bookings: Travel Startup Funding This Week

TripActions Raises $14 Million to Trim Rogue Bookings: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

TripActions' funding adds buzz to a category of startups aiming to incentivize travelers to book travel more cheaply, while Bluesmart's fresh funding validates the electronic luggage category.

2 months ago

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.

2 months 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.

2 months ago

Lola Gets $15 Million to Fund App Update: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Lola Gets $15 Million to Fund App Update: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Dan Peltier, Skift

While some entrepreneurs argue that speech, not messaging, is the future of how consumers will communicate with technology, Lola's CEO and co-founder Paul English told Skift last year that messaging is more popular than talking and Lola's latest investment will help it continue to test whether this is true with travelers.

2 months ago