Investments


U.S. government sues to block Farelogix sale to Sabre
U.S. government sues to block Farelogix sale to Sabre
By Kevin May | August 20, 2019
Sabre dared regulators last week to block its $360 million acquisition of Farelogix - and now the U.S. government has taken up the challenge. Read More
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RedDoorz opens $70M round, has big plans for $115M raised this year
RedDoorz opens $70M round, has big plans for $115M raised this year
By Kevin May | August 19, 2019
The Singapore-based hotel brand is aiming for new markets and will invest in a number of other areas of the business after securing another sizeable funding round. Read More
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RV sharing site PaulCamper raises €7M
European RV-sharing platform PaulCamper raises €7M for expansion
By Mitra Sorrells | August 15, 2019
Berlin-based RV sharing site PaulCamper has raised €7 million in Series A funding. Read More
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WEBINAR ALERT! Budgeting for the future of hospitality
WEBINAR ALERT! Budgeting for the future of hospitality
By PhocusWire | August 5, 2019
In this webinar produced by Amadeus and Phocuswire, you’ll hear exclusive data to help prepare you for 2020. Read More
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Cendyn Rainmaker acquisition
Cendyn adds revenue management tools with acquisition of Rainmaker
By Mitra Sorrells | August 1, 2019
Cendyn, a provider of CRM and sales platforms for the hospitality industry, has acquired the Rainmaker Group, a revenue and profit optimization platform for hotels, resorts and casinos.   Read More
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RedDoorz 45 million series b
Tech-based hospitality company RedDoorz raises $45M Series B
By Mitra Sorrells | July 28, 2019
Singapore-based budget hospitality brand RedDoorz has raised $45 million to expand through Southeast Asia. Read More
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TurnKey Vacation Rentals 48M funding
TurnKey Vacation Rentals raises $48M, courts millionth guest to the platform
By Mitra Sorrells | July 23, 2019
TurnKey Vacation Rentals has raised $48 million in new funding to develop its technology, add new markets and grow its partnerships. Read More
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Sam Shank's advice for startups after HotelTonight's "f*cking crazy" ride
By Jill Menze | July 23, 2019
Speaking during Phocuswright’s Battleground event, the CEO shared how HotelTonight fought through its toughest times as well as gave advice for startup founders currently navigating similar waters. Read More
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FlixMobility series F global expansion
FlixMobility raises Series F round to fuel global expansion
By Mitra Sorrells | July 22, 2019
FlixMobility has raised a Series F funding round to expand its FlixBus and FlixTrain service and to launch FlixCar. Read More
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TravelPerk completes Series C round with an additional $60M in funding
By Linda Fox | July 18, 2019
TravelPerk has raised about $134 million in three rounds since launching in 2015. Read More
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Ebix acquires Yatra 337.8M
Ebix to acquire Indian online travel agency Yatra for $337.8M
By Mitra Sorrells | July 17, 2019
Yatra directors have approved a bid from Atlanta-based firm Ebix to acquire the company via merger for $337.8 million. Read More
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Dave Berkus technology opportunities and mistakes
Q&A: Hospitality tech guru Dave Berkus on disruption, exec mistakes and Amazon
By Mitra Sorrells | July 16, 2019
Dave Berkus, creator of one of the earliest property management systems, discusses technology lifecycles, the risk of hacking, tech giants and travel, his advice for entrepreneurs and travel executive... Read More
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VIDEO: GetYourGuide says raise big or go home
VIDEO: GetYourGuide says raise big or go home
By Kevin May | July 15, 2019
CEO Johannes Reck talks about why the race to scale is so important and what happens if they don't get to it. The answer is very black and white. Read More
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India, part 2: Investors express optimism as travel market grows
India, part 2: Investors express optimism as travel market grows
By Mitra Sorrells | July 15, 2019
For the second piece in our series on India, we talk to some of the country's travel industry investors and entrepreneurs to understand the opportunities and challenges of the market. Read More
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sonder raises 201 m
Sonder valued at $1B following $210M Series D round
By Jill Menze | July 11, 2019
The round puts the hospitality brand at $400 million in total funding and a valuation of more than $1 billion. Read More
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