Articles tagged “funding”

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.

4 days 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 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks ago

Hundredrooms Gets $4 Million for Vacation Rental Metasearch: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Hundredrooms Gets $4 Million for Vacation Rental Metasearch: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Hundredrooms plans to challenge Tripping.com and AllTheRooms in vacation rental metasearch. Meanwhile, OneTwoTrip gets more funding, while Coras and Ithaca debut.

3 weeks ago

Boom Tech Raises $33 Million for Supersonic Jet: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Boom Tech Raises $33 Million for Supersonic Jet: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Boom will get a supersonic jet to test, Ixigo will get help with its Indian expansion, and Eventerprise will expand beyond South Africa — all thanks to fresh rounds of funding.

1 month ago

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.

1 month 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 months 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 months 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.

2 months 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.

2 months 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.

2 months ago