Articles tagged “startups”

YourWelcome Helps Rental Hosts to Upsell Their Guests: Travel Startup Funding This Week

YourWelcome Helps Rental Hosts to Upsell Their Guests: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

YourWelcome brings a fresh revenue stream to renters of short stay accommodations by leasing tablets that let hosts upsell guests on additional services. Whether the company succeeds or not, its idea is likely to catch on.

2 weeks ago

Travel Startup Ideas Guaranteed to Be Unicorns — Or Maybe Not

Travel Startup Ideas Guaranteed to Be Unicorns — Or Maybe Not

Deanna Ting, Skift

Who says you can't dream big — or small? Just don't ask us to pitch on Shark Tank, please. Also, this is why we're writers and not entrepreneurs.

3 weeks ago

Travel Tech Startup Accelerators Learn From Early Missteps and Adjust Course

Travel Tech Startup Accelerators Learn From Early Missteps and Adjust Course

Sean O'Neill, Skift

More than a dozen travel startup incubators and accelerators, backed by some of travel's best-known companies, have popped up in the past few years. The early word, which is hardly surprising, is that picking startup winners and helping them sign deals isn't just plug-and-play.

3 weeks ago

RoomChecking, Esplorio and More: Travel Startup Funding This Week

RoomChecking, Esplorio and More: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

International Airlines Group (owner of British Airways and Iberia) has invested in a couple of travel startups, while Paris-based RoomChecking makes a striking debut as a next-gen hotel operations startup — plus more news.

4 weeks ago

Screening Company Clear Raises $15 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Screening Company Clear Raises $15 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Long-promised improvements to airport security screening and rebooking in the event of flight disruption may finally be in the offing, thanks to follow-on rounds of fundings to the startups Clear and Freebird.

1 month ago

Flight Disruption Startup Freebird Snares Funding from General Catalyst and Accomplice

Flight Disruption Startup Freebird Snares Funding from General Catalyst and Accomplice

Sean O'Neill, Skift

It's nice when folks smarter than us land on the same dime. General Catalyst and Accomplice, the famed venture capital firms, join us in seeing promise in Freebird, which gives corporate travel agencies superpowers when it comes to rebooking travelers.

1 month ago

Bizly Wants to Kill the Traditional Booking Process For Small Corporate Events

Bizly Wants to Kill the Traditional Booking Process For Small Corporate Events

Greg Oates, Skift

For online meeting space booking platforms like Bizly to be profitable, they have to offer both automated purchase capabilities and chat functionality with live venue staff to satisfy the demands of enterprise clients.

1 month ago

HotelPlanner Picks up TravelTicker: Travel Startup Funding This Week

HotelPlanner Picks up TravelTicker: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The group booking company is on an acquisition spree. Plus, other startups raise funding for booking platforms for serviced apartments, event spaces, and branded budget hotels, while one Indian booking site gets a new investor owner.

1 month ago

Thayer Ventures’ New Travel Tech Fund Will Be Cautious About Consumer Startups

Thayer Ventures’ New Travel Tech Fund Will Be Cautious About Consumer Startups

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Despite the recent attempts at corporate venture capital by JetBlue, Booking.com, and other big players, many travel companies prefer to invest in startups via traditional venture funds instead.

2 months ago

Booking Tech Platform Triptease Raises $9 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Booking Tech Platform Triptease Raises $9 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Triptease has successfully faced down legal threats from Booking.com over its tactics to help hotels boost direct bookings. The startup says it has signed up 17,000 hotels as clients.

2 months ago

Hundredrooms Gets $4 Million for Vacation Rental Metasearch: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Hundredrooms Gets $4 Million for Vacation Rental Metasearch: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Hundredrooms plans to challenge Tripping.com and AllTheRooms in vacation rental metasearch. Meanwhile, OneTwoTrip gets more funding, while Coras and Ithaca debut.

2 months ago

Boom Tech Raises $33 Million for Supersonic Jet: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Boom Tech Raises $33 Million for Supersonic Jet: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Boom will get a supersonic jet to test, Ixigo will get help with its Indian expansion, and Eventerprise will expand beyond South Africa — all thanks to fresh rounds of funding.

2 months ago