Hamburg-based Dreamlines has announced its most recent investment round of €18 million euro. This is the latest backing of the online cruise marketplace in the last 12 months.
Today Booking.com announced the launch of a new accelerator program, Bookingcom Booster, designed to jump start innovation. The new 3-week program gives startups the chance to pitch for grants of up to €500,000 euro.
Russia’s version of Silicon Valley, Skolkovo Innovation Center will host Startup Village 2016 June 2nd and 3rd. The fourth edition of the technology meetup will feature young entrepreneurs and startup innovators participating to win prizes worth in between $5000 and $50,000.
When was the last time you really compared the prices you pay for hotels stays? If you are like most people, time is never on your side, and loyalty or brand awareness simply must play a role in your travel decision making processes. A Dutch startup a friend recommended, Bidroom addresses several problems caused by […]
TripAdvisor has announced the acquisition of tech startup ZeTrip, and travel journal app Rove. Apparently, the semi-stagnant market for high tech travel tools, has been rekindled.
The travel startup niche is a lot less active these days than it once was. The big names, TripAdvisor, Kayak, Airbnb, Uber, and a slew of others have snatched the attention and loyalty of many. Right now these, are in a sort of “no holds barred” competition to become the Facebook of travel, with a lot of niche value going on in between. Speaking of niches, there’s a lot of room for traveler utility and for developing to sell startup action too.
The European Commission has launched the 3rd edition of the Tech All Stars Competition for finding Europe’s best startups from EU accelerators, incubators and web camps. This year’s competition invites a dozen of Europe’s best talents to get connected with funding and more.
It’s 9:06 AM in Trier, Germany right now. I began creating an itinerary to Lisbon at exactly 9:01 AM with Utrip, and apparently their contention you can create a trip in 5 minutes is true. That is, if you’re wanting a recommendation engine to suggest for you. Otherwise, users of this interesting travel tool will need more time.
Guidekick, a fascinating new mobile app that uses rich media to get a passing tourist’s attention when passing an historic attraction, is a window inside what future travel tech will look. Available in iOS, Android, and even Google Glass editions, the app adds historical and contextual value to the places people visit.
The same thing which happened in the marketing field where at first agencies did it all, and then shops focused on a single aspect appeared – and this quest for specialising went deeper and deeper -, seems to be happening today in what social networks are concerned. That is why today I’m writing about an […]
I am the world’s biggest fan of very advanced search technology. My partner and I, our whole team, we are also travel fanatics. The world around us is so amazing, words seldom suffice actually. A big question came to my mind today as I read Venturebeat about a startup called Desti. “Do I really want or need somebody or something to do my traveling for me?” That’s my question.
Sometimes online technology startups just engage as bad ideas. Since my days as a tech blogger, I have always been amazed at how even the most ludicrous startup notion can get investment to develop – well, nothing much. Cabforce may be the poster child for whimsical travel startup investment potential.
travelmob, the unique Asia traveler accommodation portal, has announced having received a cool $1 million in seed funding. The round, led by Jungle Ventures and private investors, is intended to spur growth for the startup across Asia. Launched back in July, travelmob hooks Asia guests up with short term rentals across the region.
Gelpme aims to help travelers move along navigating landmarks and places of interest via their iPhones. Argo does a PC eval of a new travel app with great potential.
TravelAvenue, a startup focused on image oriented share for travel, is a Pinterest-ish development travelers may want to watch. We gave the product the once over this morning, here’s what we discovered.