KelBillet helps French travelers book domestic and short-haul journeys by train, bus, car, plane, and rideshare, plus helps them re-sell tickets. It claims 1 million unique visitors a month.
When you’re lastminute.com and others have been stealing your thunder in the same-day/late-deals market what do you do?
Gidsy is an "AirBnB for authentic events." Locals in more than 140 cities worldwide use the site to sell their tours, courses and other activities.
New Israel-based site Roomer lets users sell recoup the cost of pre-paid hotel reservations they can’t keep by re-selling them in a marketplace. It announced its funding today, and launched its new site.
To let you spend more time schmoozing (or sleeping), here is a wry take on what is often discussed in travel industry panel debates.
Hall St. is a marketplace enabling anyone who has booked a hotel room but can no longer use to resell it as well as enabling hotels to run flash sales
HipHost is a peer-to-peer marketplace for customized tours hosted by locals. Tnooz interviews the founder.
Tnooz recently featured two somewhat academic articles about the economics of peer-to-peer travel marketplaces (Article #1, Article #2).
Now is the time to look more deeply into supply and demand sides of this sector, including the key enablers for such business models.
Peer-to-peer marketplaces are popular at the moment. Having attained web fame in second-hand marketplaces (eBay), they have now become popular business models from accommodation (Airbnb) to tours and activities.