Articles tagged “startups”

Zeus Raises $55 Million for Extended-Stay Rentals: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Zeus Raises $55 Million for Extended-Stay Rentals: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

This week, travel startups announced more than $139 million in funding for concepts including extended-stay corporate housing, short-term rental-style pop-up hotels, co-living spaces, and landing ports for flying taxis.

19 hours ago

2C2P Raises $52 Million for Payments Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

2C2P Raises $52 Million for Payments Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

This week, travel startups announced more than $101 million in funding for a range of concepts, including cross-border payments technology, short-term property management services, digital marketing help, and hotel tech.

2 weeks ago

Tencent Bets Big on Ctrip-Backed LvYue Hotel Group: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Tencent Bets Big on Ctrip-Backed LvYue Hotel Group: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Is there anything that Trip.com Group (formerly Ctrip) won't do? LvYue Hotel Group is its upscale counterpart to Oyo, a set of hotel brands run in partnership with local operators in 10 Asian countries and run on cloud-based software.

3 weeks ago

Travelio Raises $18 Million for Extended Stay Booking: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Travelio Raises $18 Million for Extended Stay Booking: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

This week, travel startups Travelio, Refundit, and Nowaday together announced more than $31 million in funding. Of particular note is Amadeus' backing of Refundit. The startup offers visitors to European Union countries a mobile app to speed up their claims for rebates for value-added taxes paid on retail shopping.

4 weeks ago

Comtravo Raises $23 Million for Business Trip Management: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Comtravo Raises $23 Million for Business Trip Management: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

This week, travel startups announced more than $60 million in funding for a business travel management agency, a sightseeing and experiences agency, a white-label travel insurance provider, a short-term rental manager that uses master leases in Asia, and a student travel service.

1 month ago

SiteMinder Diversifies Away From Helping Hotels Solely on Room Sales

SiteMinder Diversifies Away From Helping Hotels Solely on Room Sales

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Tech provider SiteMinder is the latest firm to make it easier for smaller hotels to adopt new tools from other third-party vendors to manage their properties. The trend could give the little guys more weaponry in online sales — and help SiteMinder become more valuable for hotels.

1 month ago

Fountain Raises $23 Million for Hospitality Recruitment: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Fountain Raises $23 Million for Hospitality Recruitment: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

This week, travel startups announced more than $437 million in funding. Blockchain-based identify management, hospitality worker recruitment, airline distribution, attractions ticketing, and short-term rental property management were some of the hot concepts attracting investors.

1 month ago

Omio Buys Rival Rome2Rio in Mashup of Door-to-Door Booking Sites

Omio Buys Rival Rome2Rio in Mashup of Door-to-Door Booking Sites

Dennis Schaal, Skift

If search for travel looking for door-to door trip options was a massive potential market, then Expedia, Booking Holdings, Ctrip, or Google would have already snapped up these companies, which have been laboring around that premise for years. This stuff is hard to execute, as the relatively modest exit seems to show.

1 month ago

The Battle Over Tours and Activities Reservation Systems Rages On

The Battle Over Tours and Activities Reservation Systems Rages On

Sean O'Neill, Skift

FareHarbor and Bokun act as if they're unstoppably on the way to becoming giants. But the market for booking systems for sightseeing and experience operators remains very much in flux.

1 month ago

Vacasa Nets $319 Million in Backing for Vacation Rental Management

Vacasa Nets $319 Million in Backing for Vacation Rental Management

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Short-term rental companies can't believe their luck. Private equity and venture capital continue to pour into their sector despite a hot market. Vacasa has remained an investor darling, in part, because it has branched into opening real estate brokerages to help boost the supply of units.

2 months ago

Blueground Raises $50 Million for Extended-Stay Lodging: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Blueground Raises $50 Million for Extended-Stay Lodging: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

This week travel startups announced more than $64 million in funding. Investors backed innovations in extended-stay lodging, food waste management, voice-powered instructions for airline and hotel workers, help for distressed visitors in India, and event planning tools.

2 months ago

Short-Term Rental Managers Look to Data for Smarter Pricing

Short-Term Rental Managers Look to Data for Smarter Pricing

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Nowhere is the need for a more tech-driven, business-oriented model for setting rates more clear than with short-term rental property management companies. Several startups aim to supercharge rate-setting with data-powered insights. But there's probably too many of these young companies for them to all survive long-term.

2 months ago