Airbnb is starting to sweep up some of its competition around the world with confirmation that it has this week bought rival brand Crashpadder in the UK.
TLabs Showcase on travel startups featuring US-based SnappyGo, a system which connects consumers to a travel advisor with the same interests.
TLabs Showcase on travel startups featuring Spain-based MovoMovo, a new person-to-person car sharing platform for visitors to tourist resorts in Spain.
TLabs Showcase on travel startups featuring Poland-based MyGuidie, a platform which allows travellers to find unique experiences run by locals.
No idea if this is someone with a very good sense of humour or just another genuine yet wacky startup idea – but welcome to a new take on the person-to-person travel distribution channel.
Since the turn of the millennium the industry has been focused on flights, hotels, car hire. Flights, hotels, car hire. Worth repeating so you remember how dull it is.
Long before the likes of Airbnb and Wimdu got people excited and/or hot under the collar about rental marketplaces, there was enormous buzz surrounding Couchsurfing.