Another week, another acquisition for TripAdvisor – this time snapping up Spain-based vacation rental service Niumba in another undisclosed deal.
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.
9Flats, the Berlin-based vacation rental startup, is either joining the new wave of digital commerce or riding the PR wave and accepting the Bitcoin for customer payments.
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.
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.
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.
Airbnb polarises opinion – on the one hand it’s the tech disrupter many want to emulate, growing fast and apparently pushing north of a $1 billion valuation.