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Articles tagged “funding”

Startups

Itilite Raises $29 Million to Streamline Expenses: Travel Startup Funding This Week

India's Itilite is riding the wave of business trips finally returning, with its eyes on the U.S. market, while in Europe Valpas has raised some money to stamp out the problem of bedbugs ruining tourists' long-awaited holidays.

Itilite Raises $29 Million to Streamline Expenses: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Startups

Groups360 Raises $35 Million for Meeting Planning: Travel Startup Funding This Week

This week, travel startups Groups360 and Amenitiz announced more than $65 million in funding.

Groups360 Raises $35 Million for Meeting Planning: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Business Travel

Blackstone Gives Hotel Portfolio Access to Groups360 as Part of Wider $35 Million Funding Deal

Blackstone wants to capitalize on the upside of a travel recovery in hotels, and its investment in Groups360 is a small step. The upshot is it helps Groups360 triple the number of hotels it works with.

Blackstone Gives Hotel Portfolio Access to Groups360 as Part of Wider $35 Million Funding Deal

Hotels

Amenitiz Raises $30 Million to Push Software to Hotel Sector’s Long Tail

Amenitiz joins a wave of startups democratizing online selling tools for hoteliers. The Barcelona-based startup brings e-commerce tools to small hotel companies in a way that's similar to how Shopify helps small retailers.

Amenitiz Raises $30 Million to Push Software to Hotel Sector’s Long Tail

Startups

Japan’s Matsuri Raises $16 Million for Short-Term Rentals: Travel Startup Funding This Week

This week's set of freshly funded travel startups hail from Japan, Denmark, India, Iceland, and elsewhere.

Japan’s Matsuri Raises $16 Million for Short-Term Rentals: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Business Travel

Microsoft’s New Carbon Penalties for Corporate Travel Stir Debate

Microsoft's news this week underscored a bigger problem: It no longer seems to be about how to cut carbon emissions, but rather how that gets counted.

Microsoft’s New Carbon Penalties for Corporate Travel Stir Debate

Startups

TravelX Raises $10 Million for Blockchain Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

This week, travel startups announced more than $115 million in funding. A few of the companies had very startup-y names such as Placemakr, TravelX, FutureStay, and Hoo.

TravelX Raises $10 Million for Blockchain Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Short-Term Rentals

Placemakr Raises $90 Million for Next-Gen Lodging Including Hotel Pop-Ups

What performs better financially than a hotel, on average? A hybrid model of lodging that mixes short-term and long-term stays, according to Placemakr. Is the startup genius? Or is it trying to do too much?

Placemakr Raises $90 Million for Next-Gen Lodging Including Hotel Pop-Ups

Startups

Kevin Costner’s Road Trip Venture Gets Fresh Funds: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Actor Kevin Costner's travel startup, HearHere, is looking to seize on the rise in road trips. In other news, we've rarely seen a travel startup raise so much capital within a year of launching as Selfbook has for its hotel payments software.

Kevin Costner’s Road Trip Venture Gets Fresh Funds: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Startups

Virdee Raises Millions for Automated Hotel Check-in: Travel Startup Funding This Week

This week, travel startups announced more than $15 million in seed rounds of funding. Names included Virdee, MyPlace, The Host Co., and Cruisewatch.

Virdee Raises Millions for Automated Hotel Check-in: Travel Startup Funding This Week