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Articles tagged “funding”

Chinese Short-Term Rental Site Zhubaijia Raises $14.5 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Chinese Short-Term Rental Site Zhubaijia Raises $14.5 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Dan Peltier, Skift

Airbnb found that breaking into China wasn't so easy, and it appears that China-based Zhubaijia is also discovering that.

2 days ago

Ride-Sharing App Gett Raises $100 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Ride-Sharing App Gett Raises $100 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Dan Peltier, Skift

With two big raises totaling $400 million this year, Gett is bent on challenging Uber in some of its most popular markets -- even if Uber has billions of dollars more to play ball with competitors.

1 week ago

The State of Travel Startup Investment in 2016

The State of Travel Startup Investment in 2016

Dave Montali, Skift

While travel funding saw a decline compared to last year, investments are still flowing into the industry.

3 weeks ago

Musement Raises $10 Million for Tours and Activities: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Musement Raises $10 Million for Tours and Activities: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Dan Peltier, Skift

As a tours and activities booking site, Musement's latest funding round is underscored this week by the forthcoming announcement of Airbnb's tours product which could be a game changer for the company and how many travelers explore destinations.

3 weeks ago

What’s Keeping Uber and Airbnb From Going Public

What’s Keeping Uber and Airbnb From Going Public

Dave Montali, Skift

Are IPOs a feasible option for the sharing economy?

3 weeks ago

Family Travel Planning Site Winnie Raises $2.5 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Family Travel Planning Site Winnie Raises $2.5 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Dan Peltier, Skift

Families still lack a trusted and useful travel guide for the digital age, and perhaps startups like Winnie that want to make it easier to find activities and places on the go will make family travel more enjoyable for the parents who plan everything.

1 month ago

Mobile Check-In App OpenKey Raises $8 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Mobile Check-In App OpenKey Raises $8 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Dan Peltier, Skift

It's been a quieter year for mobile check-in and room key news as many hotels are on board and offer this technology to guests. But data show many guests aren't actually using mobile room keys and aren't satisfied with them, and it's important that new innovation from startups like OpenKey continue to help hotels get this right.

1 month ago

TripAdvisor Leads Funding of Social Dining Service EatWith

TripAdvisor Leads Funding of Social Dining Service EatWith

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Restaurants and other in-destination experiences for locals and travelers will play an increasingly important role in TripAdvisor's future over the next few years. They enable TripAdvisor to diversify away from casual leisure travelers toward restaurant and tour patrons who might book way more frequently.

1 month ago

Skyscanner Leads Europe’s Record Year for Venture Capital Funding in Travel

Skyscanner Leads Europe’s Record Year for Venture Capital Funding in Travel

Dan Peltier, Skift

While Skyscanner mulls an IPO and other European travel companies and startups attracted venture capital funding in 2016, things might be trending downward. Investors will likely be more timid in 2017 as European travel brands confront challenges wrought by Brexit, terrorism and local economies.

1 month ago

Travel Media Site CultureTrip Raises $20 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Travel Media Site CultureTrip Raises $20 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Dan Peltier, Skift

A $20 million investment in a consumer travel content company? From one to another, that's nice news, but we struggle to see how much growth it can really have.

1 month ago

Ex-HomeAway Execs’ Startup Raises $4.4 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Ex-HomeAway Execs’ Startup Raises $4.4 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Dan Peltier, Skift

OnceThere has proven it can attract some investor attention but tours and activities is a sometimes-low margin business and it's next step is demonstrating it can link up with more booking sites in the U.S. and around the world.

2 months ago

Travel Startup Funding This Week: $12 Million on Nomadic Workers

Travel Startup Funding This Week: $12 Million on Nomadic Workers

Dan Peltier, Skift

We love the idea of Remote Year but can't figure out the attraction for venture capital, except perhaps the desire to live vicariously through other people spending your money.

2 months ago