Articles tagged “investors”

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Vacation Rental Startup Gets $1.5 Million in Funding from All-Star Investors

Vacation Rental Startup Gets $1.5 Million in Funding from All-Star Investors

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Many of these angels have some big wins on their resumes, some more than one. They see a huge opportunity in vacation rentals, a high-growth market where there is tons of room for improvements both on the management end, and the guest experience.

6 years ago

Why Are Celebrities Drawn to Investing in Travel Startups?

Why Are Celebrities Drawn to Investing in Travel Startups?

Samantha Shankman, Skift

The right celebrity can add credibility and boost branding for a travel startup or lifestyle brand, but it is ultimately up to team, with their heads down executing, to bring a concept to startup stardom.

6 years ago

Hotel giant Blackstone plots a future for Hilton — with billions in backup

Hotel giant Blackstone plots a future for Hilton — with billions in backup

Dennis Schaal , Skift

Blackstone is a very savvy, metrics-oriented hotel investor, and with $10 billion available to invest in real estate, the world's largest hotel operator is a lodging force to be closely monitored. Despite its public company status, Blackstone is fairly tight-lipped about its strategy, and the industry awaits Blackstone's next chess move.

7 years ago

Investors take a second look at airlines as 2013 returns climb

Mary Schlangenstein and Mary Jane Credeur, Bloomberg

The initiatives that have turned airlines into profitable investments are the same that make consumers now bemoan flying with fuller planes and many extra costs.

7 years ago

Starwood’s future as a brand: own less, grow more in Middle East & South Asia

Starwood’s future as a brand: own less, grow more in Middle East & South Asia

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Great lessons to be learned by brands across all sectors, from one of the the most forward thinking hotel industry brands.

7 years ago

Maldives cancels major airport project at the last minute sending a negative signal to investors

Maldives cancels major airport project at the last minute sending a negative signal to investors

Reuters

Despite the Maldives’ reputation as popular leisure destination, internal cultural conflicts and an unpredictable government will push foreign investors away from the Indian Ocean islands.

7 years ago

Foursquare needs to decide how to conquer local before investor interest cools

Foursquare needs to decide how to conquer local before investor interest cools

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Foursquare is walking a fine line between user engagement and commercialization, and its fate is dependent on this balancing act.

7 years ago