Guesty books $170M to double down on property management tools for Airbnb and other rental platforms
Platforms like Airbnb have boomed with more consumers (and business users) than ever before keen to stay in private properties when traveling or working away from their usual home base. That’s a
Why a 35-year-old travel IT company decided to slash its technical debt
It's not just giants like Amadeus that face tech debt. Even much smaller companies have to deal with technical debt eventually and come to terms with massive technology changes.
YouTravel.Me packs up $1M to match travelers with curated small group adventures
YouTravel.Me is the latest startup to grab some venture capital dollars as the travel industry gets back on its feet amid the global pandemic.
Elude raises $2.1M to show spontaneous travelers the best destinations for their budgets
As more people dust off their luggage and passports after stowing them away during the global pandemic, Elude aims to show travelers a new way to take spontaneous trips.
Travel startups cry foul over what Google’s doing with their data
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 o
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
China’s Ctrip now owns half of India’s MakeMyTrip following share swap with Naspers
China’s Ctrip, the world’s second largest online travel company, is doubling down on India after it announced a deal to increase its ownership of travel company MakeMyTrip to nearly half.
South African tech and media conglomerate Naspers made $2.2 billion from Flipkart sale
Naspers, the South African tech and media conglomerate, continues to have an incredibly hot hand when it comes to global tech investment. Famous for owning a huge chunk of the Chinese Internet powerho
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="http://www.secretescapes.com">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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