Flight And Hotel Price Tracking Startup Yapta Is Raising A $6.4 Million Round
Yapta, which helps travelers book airline tickets (and hotel rooms) as cheaply as possible, has raised close to $3.5 million of a $6.4 million financing round, an SEC filing reveals.
According to the information we’ve gathered through CrunchBase, the round will bring the company’s total amount of funding to $14.4 million.
Yapta lets travelers track fares from most of the major domestic and international airlines, allowing users to select flights to follow, and then be alerted when the price fluctuates. If the price declines after you purchase your ticket, Yapta will help you get a refund or credit from airlines that have lowest guaranteed fare policies.
The service was initially launched as a browser add-on in May 2007, morphed into a full-fledged website a year later and started tracking hotel prices in addition to flight fares in 2009.
Yapta has previously raised funding from Bay Partners, First Round Capital, Swiftsure Capital, and Voyager Capital, among others.