Articles tagged “startups”

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.

3 days ago

Skift’s Most Interesting Corporate Travel Startups 2017

Skift’s Most Interesting Corporate Travel Startups 2017

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Innovation used to be hard to come by in corporate travel. Today, these startups are doing the hard work of moving the industry forward -- and major players are paying attention.

4 days ago

5 Travel Startups Popularizing Installment Payments for Vacations

5 Travel Startups Popularizing Installment Payments for Vacations

Sean O'Neill, Skift

In the past nine months, a group of relatively low-profile startups began signing up brands like Expedia and United Vacations to the concept of layaway plans for buying travel.

6 days ago

Tour Booking Platform Rezdy Raises $1.8 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Tour Booking Platform Rezdy Raises $1.8 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

It has been a big week for small players, as investors placed bets on startups in these sectors: tours-and-activities, ground transportation, Brazilian flight booking, and digital marketing.

1 week ago

Skift’s Top Travel Startups to Watch in 2017

Skift’s Top Travel Startups to Watch in 2017

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Here are innovative young travel companies, from Medellín to Beijing, that are poised to achieve escape velocity.

2 weeks ago

Four Small Online Travel Companies That Are Going International

Four Small Online Travel Companies That Are Going International

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Venture capital firms are turbo-charging the European expansion of the Dutch group Otravo and the French startup MisterFly. Elsewhere, Rehlat and Jumia Travel are taking flight.

2 weeks ago

GuestToGuest Gets $35 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

GuestToGuest Gets $35 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Let's hope that GuestToGuest's bet on home-swapping ends better than General Catalyst's $15 million investment in Couchsurfing did. Plus, two startups — Hostmaker and Travis — raised money.

2 weeks ago

5 New Asian Travel Startups Incubated by Amadeus

5 New Asian Travel Startups Incubated by Amadeus

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Making things predictable — such as train ticket confirmations, airport security lines, mobile phone data fees, how to get from point to point, and the effect of events on hotel demand — is a theme of this batch of startups.

3 weeks ago

Klook Raises $30 Million for Attractions Search: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Klook Raises $30 Million for Attractions Search: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Two success stories this week: Last year Klook helped travelers book more than five million attractions and activities, making it Asia's booking leader. Meanwhile, major airlines have been adding LocusLabs' maps to their apps at a torrid pace.

3 weeks ago

Bike-Sharing Startup in China Builds $1 Billion Business Out of 15-Cent Rides

Bike-Sharing Startup in China Builds $1 Billion Business Out of 15-Cent Rides

Lulu Yilun Chen , Bloomberg

As Uber's Travis Kalanick or airlines know, companies often have to race to the bottom on pricing in order to eliminate the competition. Bike-sharing companies in China are playing the same game.

4 weeks ago

Travefy Makes Its First Acquisition: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Travefy Makes Its First Acquisition: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Travefy solidifies its business with travel management companies, TravelCar brings its car rental solution to U.S. airports, NIDA Rooms expands its branded budget hotel room model in Southeast Asia, and more news in our weekly roundup.

1 month ago

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.

1 month ago