It shouldn’t come as a surprise to observers of Booking.com (and the quest for global domination) as it now looks to be increasing its coverage of vacation rental properties.
Airbnb is the darling poster child of the entire startup world right now. The company raised $200 million in its latest round, at a valuation of $2.5 billion.
Consolidation in the world of private rental marketplaces as European startup 9Flats acquires North America specialist iStopover.
Potentially a very significant deal in the world of vacation rental technology with LiveRez agreeing to participate in the upcoming distribution switch with Pegasus and the VRMA.
More consolidation in the rental sector with short-term site and US-based Roomorama merging with Europe specialist Lofty and attracting a seed funding round of $2.1 million.
HomeAway has made its first acquisition since listing on the public markets last year, snapping up Spain-based rural accommodation rental platform Toprural.
TLabs Showcase on travel startups featuring US-based Dwellable, a new platform for listing and showcasing vacation rental properties on the web and iPad.
TLabs Showcase on travel startups featuring UK-base Love Home Swap, a new platform for luxury home and apartment owners to exchange properties in short-term deals.
TLabs Showcase on travel startups featuring US-based Evolve, a new sales and marketing support service for vacation rental owners.
TLabs Showcase on travel startups featuring US-based ShortTermHousing, a new vacation rental platform with zero payment and commission system.