Articles tagged “startups”

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Kenya’s HotelOnline, Backed by Yanolja, Buys Hotel Software Brand HotelPlus

HotelOnline, which is based in Kenya and has more than 6,000 hotel clients for its software, has acquired HotelPlus, a provider of hotel software to 2,200 clients in East Africa, the companies said on Monday. The companies didn't disclose the terms of the deal, other than to say that the transaction was mainly done in…

Tourism

5 Ways to Rethink Global Tourism

Today’s edition of Skift’s daily podcast looks at reinventing international tourism, United’s flying taxi bet, and Techstars’ Tulsa investment.

5 Ways to Rethink Global Tourism

Business Travel

Black Entrepreneurs Receive Support for Ideas Focused on Travel

The inaugural Build In Tulsa Techstars Accelerator has group travel, payments and even networking in its sights as it builds on the Black Wall Street legacy.

Black Entrepreneurs Receive Support for Ideas Focused on Travel

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Former Kayak Exec Jan Valentin Joins Rail Tech Startup Seatfrog

Former Kayak Europe leader and now travel investor Jan Valentin has joined Seatfrog's board of directors, as the rail startup looks to move on from the pandemic by tapping into the trend for more sustainable travel. The app, which lets train travelers upgrade their ticket at a reduced rate on the original cost by bidding,…

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Guesty Raises $170 Million for Short-Term Rental Management Software

Guesty, which makes software for managing short-term rentals and other travel lodging, said on Tuesday it had raised $170 million in a Series E round of funding. Apax Digital Funds, MSD Partners, and Sixth Street Growth led the round, while existing investors Viola Growth and Flashpoint also took part. Guesty said it was on track…

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Travel Startup Boatsetter Raises $38 Million

Boatsetter, which offers more than 50,000 personal watercraft for rental along with activities like wakeboarding, said on Monday it had raised $38 million in Series B funding. Level Equity participated in the round. The same firm recently helped vacation rental property manager Vacasa go from startup to public company. The Miami-based Boatsetter believes it can…

Short-Term Rentals

Airbnb Co-Founder Joe Gebbia to Exit Company But Remain on the Board

With Airbnb's backing, Joe Gebbia is pursuing new ventures. He — and his voting power — is still very much involved with the Airbnb board.

Airbnb Co-Founder Joe Gebbia to Exit Company But Remain on the Board

Short-Term Rentals

Shuttered Property Manager WanderJaunt Is Trying To Sell Its Assets

WanderJaunt claims in its sales pitch to sell its assets that it had industry-leading unit economics. It doesn't explain, however, why it closed operations on short notice leaving employees, guests, and creditors hanging.

Shuttered Property Manager WanderJaunt Is Trying To Sell Its Assets

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JetBlue-Backed Startup Flyr Buys Airline E-Commerce Company Newshore

Flyr Labs, which sells software to airlines to help them set their fares in revenue-boosting ways, has bought Newshore, a Barcelona-based software business that helps airlines with selling. The companies didn't share the deal terms or price. They said the acquisition would help Flyr's clients in a few ways, such as by helping carriers more…

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Travel Startup Caravelo Raises About $3 Million in Funding for Travel Subscriptions Tech

Caravelo, a startup specializing in travel subscription services, said on Monday that it had received approximately $3 million (€3 million) in funding from Banco Sabadell via Sabadell Venture Capital and Inveready Venture Finance. Caravelo, based in Barcelona, said it had seen revenue from its travel subscription solutions double in the first half of the year.…