When TripAdvisor announced its $200 million acquisition of Viator last September, the intentions of the world’s biggest travel company were clear.
Inspiration-based businesses continue to dominate the travel startup landscape, far ahead of those serving other parts of the industry.
Misterbnb, founded in April 2013 in Paris, is a short-term rental platform aimed at gay travelers. It says it has raised $2 million in a seed round.
Still some life left it appears in the world of trip planning startups – TripHobo has taken a Series B injection of $3 million this week.
Travel specialist to visa-free destinations Tripvip has received a RMB6 million angel investment from Pingan Ventures after only six months of operation.
Mobile-first local recommendation startup Localeur has topped off its coffer, bringing its to-date angel investment up to $1.2 million.
Pillow thinks that it can help hosts address common issues, while also standardizing the experience for guests and has raised $2.65 million in funding to expand.
Zamon operates Skiplagged, which enables flyers to book cheaper flights by deplaning at a stopover instead of continuing on to the ticketed destination.
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