Articles tagged “startups”

SevenRooms Raises $50 Million for Hospitality Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

SevenRooms Raises $50 Million for Hospitality Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Despite the crisis, travel startups continue to raise funds. SevenRooms, a guest experience platform for restaurants and hotels, was one highlight this week.

2 weeks ago

Sonder to Raise $200 Million in Funding for Its Hotel and Short-Term Rental Model

Sonder to Raise $200 Million in Funding for Its Hotel and Short-Term Rental Model

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Sonder is now the second unicorn in the short-term rental and hotel sector after Airbnb. At this rate, Sonder will IPO before Airbnb.

2 weeks ago

TripActions Raises $125 Million for Corporate Travel: Travel Startup Funding This Week

TripActions Raises $125 Million for Corporate Travel: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The latest batch of travel startups to raise funding has focused on themes of corporate travel, integrating mobility services like airport transfers into travel apps, giving hotels guest engagement tools, aggregating destination experiences, and providing technology for managing short-term rentals.

3 weeks ago

Journera Raises $11.6 Million for Data Sharing: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Journera Raises $11.6 Million for Data Sharing: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Travel startups funded this week include a data exchange platform, a direct booking solution for hotels, an intercity bus service, a listing service for recreational vehicles, a service for virtual experiences, and a ticketing tool for activities operators.

4 weeks ago

Travel Industry to Switch On More Automated Processes to Cope With Reduced Staffing

Travel Industry to Switch On More Automated Processes to Cope With Reduced Staffing

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Forget animatronic robots. But software that replaces repetitive tasks that white-collar workers do in back-offices, tracking devices that can alert when hand sanitizers are empty, and mobility scooters that drive themselves are some of the examples of automation that may be worthwhile.

4 weeks ago

Vacasa Grabs $108 Million in New Funding Led by Private Equity Investor Silver Lake

Vacasa Grabs $108 Million in New Funding Led by Private Equity Investor Silver Lake

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The coronavirus pandemic made some travel companies seem like dominoes stacked too closely together. But private equity will help some businesses like Vacasa escape this crisis without toppling over.

1 month ago

RV and Outdoor Recreation Companies See a Boom in Bookings

RV and Outdoor Recreation Companies See a Boom in Bookings

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The great outdoors is appealing to many people who have been cooped up under stay-at-home restrictions. It's no wonder that several booking services for camping and related services are reporting growth.

1 month ago

Trip.com Group’s Venture Arm Bets on GreenCloud Hotel Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Trip.com Group’s Venture Arm Bets on GreenCloud Hotel Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Travel startups that have raised fresh funding include GreenCloud, a hotel software firm, Bobobox, a pod hotel brand, React Mobile, a maker of panic buttons, and Cabana, a luxe camper-van firm.

1 month ago

Fly Now Pay Later Raises $42 Million for Loans: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Fly Now Pay Later Raises $42 Million for Loans: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Uplift and Affirm have seen gains from installment payments for travel purchases in the U.S., and the London-based startup Fly Now Pay Later wants to apply the model in Europe. The concept could help cash-strapped people resume trips.

2 months ago

Trip.com Group’s Acquisition of Travix Hints at Appeal of Smaller Travel Agencies

Trip.com Group’s Acquisition of Travix Hints at Appeal of Smaller Travel Agencies

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Smaller online travel agencies try to make money by grabbing nickels and eurocent coins ahead of the steamrollers of global advertising behemoths. The underreported story of why China's largest travel company acquired a tiny Dutch travel group highlights the phenomenon.

2 months ago

Airports Look to Tech to Ensure Social Distancing of Flyers

2 months ago

Hopper Raises Millions More for Its Agency Model: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Hopper Raises Millions More for Its Agency Model: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Hopper has closed an investment of about $70 million, according to a report. Investor faith in travel appears to endure.

2 months ago