Investments


WhyHotel 10 million series A
Pop-up hotel concept WhyHotel raises $10M, plans U.S. expansion
By Mitra Sorrells | December 11, 2018
A startup that manages units in new luxury apartment buildings as temporary hotels has raised $10 million in series A funding.   Read More
News | Startups
Uber up next in ride-hailing IPO frenzy
Uber up next in ride-hailing IPO frenzy
By Kevin May | December 10, 2018
Not to be undone by its ride-hailing rival, Uber has become the second brand in the space of a few days to declare its intention to list on the public financial markets. Read More
News | Online
Grab plots new sector strategy, invests $100M in OYO
Grab plots new sector strategy, invests $100M in OYO
By Kevin May | December 10, 2018
OYO has confirmed that it took $100 million in funding from ride-hailing app Grab during its last capital-raising round. Read More
News | Online
Will Marriott data breach herald the death of personalization?
Will Marriott data breach herald the death of personalization?
By Greg Abbott - DataArt | December 5, 2018
This analysis could be titled in a number of ways, each with a lean towards what was disclosed by Marriott last week when it emerged some 500 million guest accounts had been hacked. Read More
Opinion | Technology
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VIDEO: Funding, search bias and a need for independent tech providers for activities
By Linda Fox | December 5, 2018
Tours and activities execs took to the Center Stage at The Phocuswright Conference to talk investment, expansion and bias in search results. Read More
News | Distribution
SnapTravel 21.2 million Series A
SnapTravel adds $13.2M to develop its text- and voice-based travel assistant
By Mitra Sorrells | December 5, 2018
Toronto-based SnapTravel has closed a $21.2 million Series A funding round, adding $13.2 million in new investments to its initial raise of $8 million in July 2017.  Read More
News | Startups
Homerez 6 million euro investment
Homerez raises €6M, aims to become European leader in vacation rental services
By Mitra Sorrells | December 4, 2018
Paris-based vacation rental management startup Homerez has raised €6 million to accelerate its growth and develop new services for homeowners.    Read More
News | Startups
QOTW: Something about a special relationship in tech
QOTW: Something about a special relationship in tech
By Kevin May | November 23, 2018
Quote from Bobby Healy, CTO of CarTrawler, in an article on PhocusWire this week. Read More
News | Online
Veltra activity booking platform prepares for IPO, closes City Discovery brand
Veltra activity booking platform prepares for IPO, closes City Discovery brand
By Kevin May | November 22, 2018
Japan-based Veltra, a major tours and activities brand serving the Asia Pacific region, is to file for an IPO by the end of 2018. Read More
News | Online
VIDEO: JetBlue Tech Ventures on a new focus for airlines
VIDEO: JetBlue Tech Ventures on a new focus for airlines
By Kevin May | November 21, 2018
With a string of investments under its wing, JetBlue Technology Ventures has become a pioneer in the aviation-investing-in-startups space in recent years. Read More
News | Startups
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Research Spotlight: The state of travel startups 2018
By PhocusWire | November 16, 2018
The number of travel startups being founded has slowed in recent years, while the market has shifted to acquisitions and funding of the breakout winners in emerging categories Read More
News | Startups
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Freebird looks to consumer channels following $8M investment
By Linda Fox | October 31, 2018
Freebird announces $8 million in series A funding. Read More
News | Startups
WEBINAR REPLAY! Mobile payment journey: a tour across ten markets
WEBINAR REPLAY! Mobile payment journey: a tour across ten markets
By PhocusWire | October 26, 2018
Worldpay presents a live quiz and knowledge sharing webinar on mobile preferences across 10 markets. Read More
News | Technology
Expedia Group acquires Pillow and ApartmentJet
Expedia Group goes deeper into alternative rentals with acquisitions of Pillow and ApartmentJet
By Mitra Sorrells | October 25, 2018
Expedia Group has acquired two software companies that serve the short-term rental market, a move it says will enhance its alternative accommodations marketplace for residents, owners and managers in... Read More
News | Technology
GoEuro 150 million funding2
GoEuro doubles its funding with new round of $150M
By Mitra Sorrells | October 23, 2018
Berlin-based GoEuro has raised $150 million to grow its multimodal travel booking platform, which currently works with more than 800 providers across Europe.   Read More
News | Distribution