This November 17, 2016, photo shows Airbnb Founders, from left to right, Nathan Blecharczyk (now chief strategy officer and chairman of Airbnb China), Joe Gebbia (now head of product development team Samara), and CEO Brian Chesky speak onstage at the Airbnb Open event in Los Angeles. Airbnb is the best-funded travel startup in the world as of late 2019. Mike Windle / Airbnb Newsroom
Skift Take: The travel industry has at least 10 young private companies that have each raised more than $500 million so far while continuing to seek an exit for their investors. That’s a remarkable boom in travel startups compared with a decade ago.