Articles tagged “startups”

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.

3 days ago

5 Travel Startups Rethinking Car Rentals Beyond Sharing

5 Travel Startups Rethinking Car Rentals Beyond Sharing

Sean O'Neill, Skift

A cluster of comparatively under-the-radar startups have caught our notice: Two let travelers book specific cars on lots rather than broad vehicle categories (like "compact"), two are bringing metasearch to car rentals, and one is a hidden jewel of Hawaii's tech scene.

6 days 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 week ago

5 New Travel Startups From India That Have Momentum

5 New Travel Startups From India That Have Momentum

Sean O'Neill, Skift

India's public company stars MakeMyTrip and Yatra get all the attention in travel. But several startups have the execution chops and the support of experts like Sequoia Capital and Amadeus to thrive in providing services to the country's online population, now numbering more than 400 million.

2 weeks 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 weeks ago

5 New Travel Startups From China That Challenge the Status Quo

5 New Travel Startups From China That Challenge the Status Quo

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Chinese travel startups are innovating, not cloning, these days. For instance, Zanadu is using virtual reality to sell luxury travel in real world shops, Baoku is bringing integrated workflows to corporate travel planners, and Aipinji is applying an Uber-like user interface to an old-school wholesaler model.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

1 month ago

5 New Travel Startups Helping Brands Work With a Universe of Influencers

5 New Travel Startups Helping Brands Work With a Universe of Influencers

Dan Peltier, Skift

While influencers help many brands break into communities they want to reach, travel brands shouldn't forget that ordinary travelers also post millions of photos and videos that help people decide where to book their trips.

1 month ago

Business Travel Startup Upside Raises $50 Million at $200 Million Valuation

Business Travel Startup Upside Raises $50 Million at $200 Million Valuation

Gerrit De Vynck, Bloomberg

Priceline co-founder Jay Walker is looking to reinvent how smaller companies buy corporate travel. Investors see the potential in his play to reward business travelers themselves for travel choices that save their companies money.

1 month ago

Asia Tours Startup Triip Adds Accommodations to Cope With Last-Minute Bookings

Asia Tours Startup Triip Adds Accommodations to Cope With Last-Minute Bookings

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Startup Triip is now doing the reverse of unicorn Airbnb: Triip is adding lodging to experiences, powered by Booking.com. But it remains to be seen if this move will be enough to enable Triip to retain its novelty.

1 month ago

5 New Travel Startups Knocking Out Winter Blues With Boat Rentals

5 New Travel Startups Knocking Out Winter Blues With Boat Rentals

Dan Peltier, Skift

Boating holidays have always been popular for the rich and famous, but with the rise of platforms to connect boat owners with consumers who want a quick weekend getaway, boat rentals have become even more serious business and are more accessible to travelers.

1 month ago