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The tourist industry is bouncing back after a rough couple of pandemic-stressed years, and in the case of some tourism and travel startups, its momentum is coming in at a…

GetYourGuide books $194M at a $2B valuation with travel experiences back in business

A host of major European tech founders and investors are today backing the launch of OneUkraine, a new charity providing sustainable humanitarian relief for the Ukrainian people. OneUkraine will be…

Key European tech founders and investors launch OneUkraine charity to assist Ukraine

Travel and tourism are slowly starting to move again in the wake of COVID-19 crashing over the world and sending us to shelter in place. Today a company focused on…

Peek raises $80M as its travel experiences software and marketplace business passes $2B in bookings

Cloudbeds provides software to lodging businesses that combines previously siloed functions into one integrated, cloud-based tool.

SoftBank backs Cloudbeds as hospitality industry awakens from its COVID slumber

The pandemic has hammered the travel sector over the past 12 months so you’d be forgiven for feeling a bit of pre-COVID-19 déjà vu at this news: Business trip booking…

TravelPerk raises $160M in equity and debt after a year of derailed business trips

Many countries hit hard by COVID-19 are beginning to see a glimmer of optimism from the arrival of vaccinations. Now, a promising travel startup that saw its growth arrested by…

Travel startup GetYourGuide secures $97M revolving credit facility

Highland Europe — the tech growth fund best known for backing high profile late-stage startups like GetYourGuide, Huel, WeTransfer, Wolt and Zwift — has closed its fourth fund, raising €700M…

Tech growth fund Highland Europe raises €700M to ‘double-down’, strengthens team

On the heels of Germany announcing another lockdown to try to contain the rapid rise in COVID-19 cases in the country, one of the hottest startups in its capital city…

GetYourGuide closes $133M convertible note as travel startups continue to weather the COVID-19 storm

As the antitrust drumbeat continues to pound on tech giants, with Reuters reporting comments today from the U.S. Justice Department that it’s moving “full-tilt” on an investigation of platform giants…

Travel startups cry foul over what Google’s doing with their data

Google is facing anger from the German startup ecosystem for refusing to restructure ad payments linked to travel and transport bookings that were subsequently wiped out by the coronavirus crisis.…

Google under fire for squeezing travel startups hit by coronavirus refunds

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Three travel startups tell us how they’re responding to the coronavirus crisis

With the globalized world going into partial or complete lock down over the Covid-19 pandemic, startups in the travel sector are facing a huge stress test and immediate disruption to business as usual as public health concern spirals and entire populations are encouraged or even forced not to travel. The traditional travel hub of Europe…

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Three travel startups tell us how they’re responding to the coronavirus crisis

Startups have welcomed proposals from the European Commission aimed at cutting red tape and shrinking cross-border barriers for small businesses as part of a new EU industrial strategy plan with…

European startups applaud Commission plan to rethink stock options

Excitement for The Europas Awards for European Tech Startups is heating up. Here is the first wave of speakers and judges — with more coming! The Awards — which have…

Meet the first wave of speakers & enter your startup for The Europas Awards, 25 June

The tours and experiences market is projected to be worth $183 billion this year, and today a startup that has made inroads into the space through bootstrapping is announcing its…

ToursByLocals snaps up its first funding, C$33M, to link sightseers with guides globally

Funding for tech startups has been on an inevitable upswing for years, a result of a virtuous circle where wildly successful tech companies on the public markets whet the appetites…

The five biggest rounds in tech in 2019 and what they mean

GetYourGuide has made a name for itself as the startup that helped the stale idea of guided tours for travellers on its head. Tapping into the generation of consumers who…

GetYourGuide widens its horizons, will expand its Originals short tours into day trips and more

Earlier this year, GetYourGuide raised a gigantic $484 million funding round with SoftBank’s Vision Fund leading the round. Now that the German startup has reached a valuation well over the…

Johannes Reck from GetYourGuide to talk about reaching unicorn status at Disrupt Berlin

SoftBank shook up the venture capital world with its unprecedented $100 billion Vision Fund, and the speculation continues around its follow-up. The fund hasn’t quite closed $100 billion — it…

Key Vision Fund investors are reportedly lukewarm on a second fund

As we swing into the summer tourist season, a company poised to capitalise on that has raised a huge round of funding. GetYourGuide — a Berlin startup that has built…

GetYourGuide picks up $484M, passes 25M tickets sold through its tourism activity app

OYO, the fast-growing budget hotel startup out of India that’s backed by Airbnb, SoftBank, Grab and Didi, has made an acquisition to expand its footprint into Europe, specifically around self-catering…

Airbnb-backed OYO moves into Europe, buys Leisure Group from Axel Springer for $415M

As we head into the summer travel season, GetYourGuide, which lets people search for and book tours and other experiences in their destinations of choice from a catalog of some 35,000…

Travel activity platform GetYourGuide is raising a big round, says €500M report is ‘inaccurate’

Taiwan’s KKday, a startup in the increasingly competitive travel activities space, has pulled in an undisclosed funding round that adds two strategic investors to its business: Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba…

Travel activities startup KKday lands investment from Alibaba and Line

Right after Berlin-based travel activities booking platform GetYourGuide announced its $50 million Series C, one of Europe’s biggest tourist draws, the city of Paris, was rocked by a series of terrorist…

Battery Ventures leads $75M Series D in travel activities platform GetYourGuide

GetYourGuide, which plays in the global travel space with a desktop and mobile platform for finding and booking holiday activities, has announced it’s closed a $50 million Series C round,…

GetYourGuide Bags $50M To Grow Its Travel Activities Booking Platform

Meet Ventoura: the latest startup seeking its fortune by building a peer-to-peer platform. This one is playing in the travel space, and has just launched an app where travelers can…

Ventoura App Combines P2P Guiding And Traveler Matching

Holiday attractions booking startup, GetYourGuide, has taken in another chunk of outside investment — announcing today that it’s closed a $25 million Series B round, led by prior investors Spark…

Holiday Events Booking Platform, GetYourGuide, Pulls In Another $25M To “Landgrab” New Markets

Just over a year ago holiday attractions booking startup GetYourGuide closed a $14 million Series A funding round. Today it’s bulked up that round with a further $4.5 million in…

GetYourGuide Gets $4.5M Series A Expansion, From Ex-Booking.com CEO (& Others), To Help It Scale Globally

Holiday attractions booking startup, GetYourGuide, whose platform streamlines the booking of vacation excursions, rolled out its first mobile apps last month to European mobile users. Today it’s pushed them a…

With 210,000 Users In Europe, Travel Startup GetYourGuide Takes Its iOS & Android Apps Stateside

Holiday attractions booking startup, GetYourGuide, which raised a $14 million Series A at the start of this year from Spark Capital and Highland Capital Partners Europe to internationalise its content…

After Raising $14M In January, Travel Startup GetYourGuide Launches Its First Mobile Apps

Swiss startup GetYourGuide, an online booking platform for holiday tours and attractions that started life as a student project three and a half years ago, has closed a $14 million…

Online Holiday Events Booking Platform GetYourGuide Raises $14M Series A To Internationalize Content, Zero In On Mobile