Articles tagged “travel startups”

Who’s Cracked the Code on High-End Homesharing?

Who’s Cracked the Code on High-End Homesharing?

Colin Nagy, Skift

ThirdHome just might have the winning formula on what affluent homeowners want when sharing properties. Scaling quality and keeping up a high level of trust will be key as it grows.

2 months ago

Airbnb Leads New $160 Million Funding for Short-Term Rental Brand Lyric

Airbnb Leads New $160 Million Funding for Short-Term Rental Brand Lyric

Deanna Ting, Skift

Can you be both a marketplace and a supplier at the same time? Airbnb certainly seems interested in testing that theory out.

3 months ago

AirAsia Targets Startups With New Venture Capital Fund

AirAsia Targets Startups With New Venture Capital Fund

Sean O'Neill, Skift

As an airline, AirAsia has led its peers in many metrics, especially on cost control. But its new effort to nurture startups has the odds against it. Will this effort bring strategic gains for the company? We’ll know in a few years.

4 months ago

Germany Makes Strides to Become ‘Europe’s Silicon Valley’ for Travel Startups

Germany Makes Strides to Become ‘Europe’s Silicon Valley’ for Travel Startups

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Germany's travel startup scene used to be barely breathing. But with the fundings of HomeToGo, GoEuro, and Tourlane this year, the country's day in the sun has arrived thanks to a few factors, including more funding, bolder thinking, and better mentorship.

7 months ago

Former Momondo CEO Hugo Burge Serves as a Startup Guardian Angel

Former Momondo CEO Hugo Burge Serves as a Startup Guardian Angel

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Having sold his business to Booking Holdings last year, former Momondo CEO Hugo Burge has had more time for venture investing. His views on travel startup funding are insightful. And we're not saying that just because we hope to be invited to see the gorgeous mansion in Scotland that he's been refurbishing.

9 months ago

Airline, Hotel, and Silicon Valley Heavyweights Back Startup Aiming to Fix Travel Data Hurdle

Airline, Hotel, and Silicon Valley Heavyweights Back Startup Aiming to Fix Travel Data Hurdle

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Journera aims to act like a magnet attracting relevant information across company databases about a traveler’s complete trip. It would help, say, a hotel learn when a high-status customer’s flight has been delayed. While the idea is great in theory, it may prove elusive in practice.

1 year ago

Flying Taxi Startup Aims to Make Drone-Like Helicopters Popular

Flying Taxi Startup Aims to Make Drone-Like Helicopters Popular

Stefan Nicola, Bloomberg

German startup Volocopter seeks to raise more money to build drone-like helicopters for ferrying passengers. We tend to be skeptical of toys for the rich like this — even if this editor wants to fly one.

1 year ago

Listicle Platform Culture Trip Raises $80 Million to Build Online Travel Agency

Listicle Platform Culture Trip Raises $80 Million to Build Online Travel Agency

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Who knew that adding affiliate booking links to the hotels mentioned in articles and videos could earn record levels of investment?

1 year ago

New Skift Research Analyst Session: Exploring Vacation Rental Tech Must-Haves

New Skift Research Analyst Session: Exploring Vacation Rental Tech Must-Haves

Seth Borko, Skift Research

More consumers than ever are using vacation rentals. But as the line with hotels blurs and the industry enter a new growth phase, it faces unique challenges in delivering the hospitality guests expect. Technology will be key to providing an elevated guest experience and will help determine who sees the most success.

1 year ago