Airbnb was essentially always about being a marketplace to let home-owners earn some extra money by renting out a spare room or an entire property. But the model is slowly evolving.
Last week news arrived that Gidsy, the de facto poster-child of the Berlin startup scene was being acquired and subsumed by fellow Berlin travel experience platform GetYourGuide.
More interesting moves in the tours and activities wing of the industry as GetYourGuide makes its first acquisition and snaps up fellow European startup Gidsy.
Despite just 12 months ago there being talk of a pretty confident future ahead, tour distribution platform startup Gunyah has shut its doors – temporarily, at least.
Almost two years since bagging a $7 million series B funding round to boost its then local deals business, Zozi has secured another $10 million from some of its original investors and a string of others.
Last week the industry and mainstream media in Europe were talking a lot about Thomas Cook. Why? Because new(ish) CEO Harriet Green has a plan to turn around the company.
The work at TUI to integrate its latest acquisition has started, with the company claiming one of its primary motives for buying Isango was for its technology.
One of the larger challenges running a complex, supplier-facing business within the tours and activities sector is the competitors (all startups) that are failing.
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.