Startups

Startups

TravelX Raises $10 Million for Blockchain Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

This week, travel startups announced more than $115 million in funding. A few of the companies had very startup-y names such as Placemakr, TravelX, FutureStay, and Hoo.

TravelX Raises $10 Million for Blockchain Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Startups

Nonius Acquires Hotel App Startup Criton

Who needs telephones in hotel guest rooms? Hotels can instead have guests make and receive calls via their mobile apps. That's one of the outcomes made possible by this acquisition of the vendor Criton by Nonius.

Nonius Acquires Hotel App Startup Criton

Short-Term Rentals

Placemakr Raises $90 Million for Next-Gen Lodging Including Hotel Pop-Ups

What performs better financially than a hotel, on average? A hybrid model of lodging that mixes short-term and long-term stays, according to Placemakr. Is the startup genius? Or is it trying to do too much?

Placemakr Raises $90 Million for Next-Gen Lodging Including Hotel Pop-Ups

Short-Term Rentals

Private Equity Firm Alpine to Acquire AirDNA in Short-Term Rental Data Play

This deal is the second investment in two weeks in business intelligence for the short-term rental sector, coming after startup OTA Insight's purchase of Transparent. "Follow the data" is the new "follow the money."

Private Equity Firm Alpine to Acquire AirDNA in Short-Term Rental Data Play

Startups

Kevin Costner’s Road Trip Venture Gets Fresh Funds: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Actor Kevin Costner's travel startup, HearHere, is looking to seize on the rise in road trips. In other news, we've rarely seen a travel startup raise so much capital within a year of launching as Selfbook has for its hotel payments software.

Kevin Costner’s Road Trip Venture Gets Fresh Funds: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Hotels

OTA Insight Buys Transparent to Offer Both Hotel and Vacation Rental Data

Here's yet another sign that alternative accommodations are becoming sophisticated businesses just like hotels.

OTA Insight Buys Transparent to Offer Both Hotel and Vacation Rental Data

Startups

Tours and Activities Go From Hardest Hit to In Hot Demand This Year: New Survey

Should operators of tours, activities, attractions, and experiences be raising their prices? Yes, says new data. What's more, this sector may sparkle the most among travel verticals in the industry's recovery.

Tours and Activities Go From Hardest Hit to  In Hot Demand This Year: New Survey

Startups

Virdee Raises Millions for Automated Hotel Check-in: Travel Startup Funding This Week

This week, travel startups announced more than $15 million in seed rounds of funding. Names included Virdee, MyPlace, The Host Co., and Cruisewatch.

Virdee Raises Millions for Automated Hotel Check-in: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Startups

Vacation Rentals Now Offering Fractional Ownership as Pure Investments

Fractional ownership isn't to be confused with the longstanding concept of timeshare. Still, ready for the sales pitch?

Vacation Rentals Now Offering Fractional Ownership as Pure Investments

Startups

Canary Raises $15 Million for Hotel Digitization: Travel Startup Funding This Week

This week, seven travel startups collectively announced raising more than $78 million in funding. as venture investors such as Thayer, Fuse, Wind Ventures, and Euroventures bet on the sector's long-term growth.

Canary Raises $15 Million for Hotel Digitization: Travel Startup Funding This Week