Another week, another acquisition for TripAdvisor – this time snapping up Spain-based vacation rental service Niumba in another undisclosed deal.
Crowd-sourced content continues to appeal to travel brands, as Gogobot and Homeaway partner on a product called Insider Guides that brings local insider knowledge to travelers.
Back-end systems in the vacation rental sector are also on the receiving end of investment, as Spain-based Kigo wins a $1.8 million Series A injection this week.
China-based vacation rental service startup Tujia secured its Series B funding from GGV Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, CDH Ventures, Qiming Venture Partners, Ctrip and HomeAway.
The Scan: Visit Suffolk and HomeAway campaigning, Datalex and Onefinestay recruiting and other travel tech news
Visit Suffolk, HomeAway, Datalex, Onefinestay, Ebookers, Farelogix, Dolphin Dynamics, Farelogix, Vayable, EZY-Go, RyanairHotels and Egypt also get a mention in our scan of briefs and other items making the news on February 15.
It’s mostly about accommodation distribution as Treovi, SLH, Ibis, Hotelbeds, GuestCentric, JustBook, HomeAway, Reevoo, AeroNexus, Elite Meetings and Greenland all make the cut in our roundup of stories making news and driving opinion on 22 January
It was like a breath of fresh air and a punch in the face all at the same time, if thatâ€™s possible.
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.
This month, 2,000 HomeAway listings have been translated to Mandarin and posted on TuJia, China’s leading vacation rental portal. It’s the first part of an Asia expansion.