Investments

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Campspace pegs €3M round, acquires German competitor Pop-Up Camps
By Kevin May | April 21, 2022
The debut round was led by VNV Global, with David Vismans (previously chief product officer at Booking.com) and Andrea Carini supporting the round as angel investors. Read More
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Lyft boosts bike-share presence with PBSC acquisition
By Linda Fox | April 20, 2022
The acquisition is expected to double the size of Lyft’s current micromobility offering, with PBSC having 7,500 stations and 95,000 bikes across 15 countries. Read More
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Rapido drives off with $180M in funding
By Linda Fox | April 19, 2022
The investment in the India-based bike-taxi firm was led by food delivery platform Swiggy. Read More
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Itilite raises $29M for business travel and expense solution
By Mitra Sorrells | April 15, 2022
Itilite says its business has grown 500% since its last funding round in 2020, and it now works with more than 300 companies globally.   Read More
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Valpas scurries off with €1.6M for bed bug tech solution
By Jill Menze | April 14, 2022
Valpas’ IoT-enabled bed legs trap bed bugs and alert hotel staff. Read More
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VTrips continues acquisition spree, buys Southern Vacation Rentals
By Jill Menze | April 8, 2022
With Southern Vacation Rentals, VTrips adds 1,120 vacation rental properties spanning the Florida Panhandle to the Alabama Gulf Coast. Read More
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Sykes Holiday Cottages acquires majority stake in Forest Holidays
By Jill Menze | April 8, 2022
Sykes says it shares U.K.-based Forest Holidays’ sustainable tourism approach, which strives to have a positive impact on the planet and local communities. Read More
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Tours platform Civitatis looks to growth with €100M investment
By Linda Fox | April 7, 2022
The Spain-based company wants to accelerate expansion in the rest of Europe as well as Latin America through a “growth partnership" with Vitruvian Partners. Read More
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Touch Stay books £500K in funding for digital guidebook
By Linda Fox | April 6, 2022
The funding came from a number of investors including SiteMinder founder Mike Ford. Read More
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Spain-based PMS Amenitiz nabs $30M for expansion
By Jill Menze | April 5, 2022
Amenitiz offers a complete operating system for independent hoteliers to help them boost direct bookings and reduce their dependence on OTAs. Read More
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Casai broadens tech offerings with Loopkey acquisition
By Jill Menze | April 4, 2022
Loopkey is a smart-lock hardware and software company based in Brazil. Read More
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HotelOnline looks to expansion with Yanolja investment
By Linda Fox | April 4, 2022
HotelOnline provides e-commerce, distribution and digital marketing services to properties across Africa and the Middle East. Read More
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Matsuri raises $16M for rental technology push
By Linda Fox | April 4, 2022
The Japan-based company wants to expand its StayX technology platform nationwide. Read More
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Fareportal takes stake in search tech company Search Machines
By Jill Menze | April 4, 2022
U.K.-based Search Machines helps large enterprises optimize and customize their search user acquisition. Read More
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Swvl IPO gets shareholder go ahead
By Linda Fox | April 1, 2022
The Dubai-based shared mobility and transit company had previously announced its combination with Queen’s Gambit in July 2021. Read More