SevenRooms Raises $50 Million for Hospitality Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Some properties in the Mandarin Oriental group use SevenRooms to manage bookings in their hospitality spaces. Mandarin Oriental Skift Take: Despite the crisis, travel startups continue to raise funds. SevenRooms, a guest experience platform for restaurants and hotels, was one highlight this week. — Sean O’Neill Read the Complete Story On Skift

TripActions Raises $125 Million for Corporate Travel: Travel Startup Funding This Week

TripActions co-founder and CEO Ariel Cohen, left, with co-founder and chief technology officer Ilan Twig. TripActions Skift Take: The latest batch of travel startups to raise funding has focused on themes of corporate travel, integrating mobility services like airport transfers into travel apps, giving hotels guest engagement tools, aggregating destination experiences, and providing technology for … [Read more…]

Journera Raises $11.6 Million for Data Sharing: Travel Startup Funding This Week

LaGuardia Airport in New York City at sunset. JumpStory Skift Take: Travel startups funded this week include a data exchange platform, a direct booking solution for hotels, an intercity bus service, a listing service for recreational vehicles, a service for virtual experiences, and a ticketing tool for activities operators. — Sean O’Neill Read the Complete … [Read more…]

Trip.com Group’s Venture Arm Bets on GreenCloud Hotel Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

The Wuhan Narada Grand Hotel, part of the Narada Group, a chain that uses the services of GreenCloud, a hotel tech company that has raised another round of funding. Narada Group Skift Take: Travel startups that have raised fresh funding include GreenCloud, a hotel software firm, Bobobox, a pod hotel brand, React Mobile, a maker … [Read more…]

Frontdesk Raises About $6 Million for Short-Term Rentals: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Frontdesk, a short-term apartment rental manager, has closed a $6.8 million Series A round in a mix of debt and equity. Frontdesk Skift Take: This week, travel startups announced about $9 million in funding. Lucky companies include Frontdesk, a short-term apartment rental manager, ZuBlu, a booking service for underwater adventures, Arcis Tours, which runs BLive-branded … [Read more…]

Itilite Raises $13 Million for Business Travel Management: Travel Startup Funding This Week

The co-founder of Itilite, a business travel management startup. From left: CEO Mayank Kukreja and Anish Khadiya, chief business officer. Itilite Skift Take: Itilite, a business travel management startup based in India, differs in emphasis from companies like TripActions and Travelperk. It’s notable for focusing on mid-size to large companies, rather than small businesses. It … [Read more…]

ANA Backs Avatar-in for Its Virtual Vacation Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Examples of the Avatar-in robot at an exhibition of the artworks of Katsuhiko Hibino at the 21_21 Design Sight museum in Tokyo. Avatar-in Skift Take: All Nippon Airways has invested in Avatar-in, a startup that lets travelers use remote-controlled robots to see experiences far from them. Meanwhile, Eddy Travels, a digital booking assistant, has raised funding, … [Read more…]

Bimble Raises $1.5 Million for Trip Inspiration: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Roastery Toastery is a cafe tucked into a wall next to the entrance to the Chalk Farm Tube station in northwestern London. It’s an example of a place that new travel startup Bimble considers worth sharing with other travelers. Roastery Toastery Skift Take: This week, travel startups Bimble and Pruvo announced they had raised more … [Read more…]

Cloudbeds Raises $82 Million for Hospitality Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Guests relax at Hostal Nacional, a hostel in Guadalajara, Mexico, that uses Cloudbeds software. Cloudbeds Skift Take: Cloudbeds’ ability to raise $82 million validates both its strategy and the broader hospitality tech sector. Other notable fundings this week include Checkfront, which helps tours-and-activities operators handle bookings and payments, and SuitePad, which supplies digital tablets to … [Read more…]