online travel

Troubled travel startup Zozi gets acquired by Peek

Zozi, the drama-filled travel industry startup whose former CEO recently sued its board, has been acquired by Peek, a rival in the tours and activities business where Zozi also competes. Terms of the

China’s Ctrip is buying flight search company Skyscanner for $1.74 billion

Skyscanner, the Scotland-based flight-search company, has been acquired by Chinese online travel giant Ctrip for £1.4 billion, or approximately $1.74 billion.

Indian Online Travel Company Ibibo Lands $250M From Naspers

Ibibo Group, which claims to be India’s largest online travel group, has raised $250 million in new funding from majority stakeholder Naspers Group. In an announcement, Ibibo Group said the new f

Making The Southeast Asian Travel Connection

According to Phocuswright, an independent travel and tourism research firm, the global travel market was worth US$1.3 trillion in 2015. The cut in Asia Pacific (APAC) was US$367 billion; of that, the

Georama’s Live Virtual Reality Platform Lets You Explore The World From Your Sofa

St. Augustine of Hippo said “the world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page”—-which is somewhat unfair to people who can’t travel because of financial or physical reasons.

Wired For Extremes

Chris McNamara stood at the overhang of what would be his final wingsuit BASE jump (parachuting or wingsuit flying from a fixed structure: building, antenna, span and Earth). A 1,500-foot drop was a c

Concur Increases Stake In India’s Cleartrip, Buys Out Sherpalo and Kleiner

Travel and expense management company Concur wants a bigger pie of the $3 billion Indian online travel market. The company has just concluded negotiations with Sherpalo Ventures and Kleiner Perkins t

India’s MakeMyTrip Acquires EasyToBook In A Push To Grow Online Hotel Bookings

Indian travel booking site, MakeMyTrip, has acquired EasyToBook, an Amsterdam-based hotel booking portal, for around $5 million. With this acquisition, MakeMyTrip is hoping to increase its proportion

Luxury Travel Site Secret Escapes Buys Germany’s JustBook To Square Up To Jetsetter And Hotel Tonight

Some consolidation afoot in the online travel space: UK-based <a target="_blank" href="">Secret Escapes</a>, which focuses on luxury travel flash sales, is buying Germany's

Aspirational Travel Site Peek Hits The East Coast, Adds New York, Miami, And Orlando As Destinations

Online travel site Peek wants to make it easy for users to discover and book experiences in a variety of destinations, so it rolled out services to three new cities -- New York, Miami and Orlando. Use

Luxury Travel Online Members’ Club, Secret Escapes, Raises £8 Million Led By Index Ventures; Plans For U.S. Launch

Secret Escapes, an online 'flash sales' free-to-join members club for luxury holidays and hotel rooms, has raised a new funding round totaling £8 million ($12.8m) to bolster its position in the U.K.

Jetsetter's New iPad App Is Even Dreamier

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