Tours and activities: Still looking for breakthrough company This is part two of our three part series on the online tours and activities market, focusing on the buzz around venture-backed startups in the space. Part one here. There are only a handful of companies that matter these days in selling tours and activities, and they are a mix of old-guard established companies, a hungry wannabe, and an online travel agency making some overtures.
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Tokyo's best souvenirs Going home to see the family? Got a client coming to visit? First time in Tokyo and searching for a hip souvenir? Selecting gifts can be a nerve-wracking experience, no matter if you’re just passing through or trying to take a bit of Tokyo home with you. It’s not just a matter of what to buy, but also where to get it. Omiyage (souvenirs) can be found practically anywhere and there’s a vast range of gifts and souvenirs on sale in the city. wiki / FrontPage If you are a coworker, space owner, or coworking enthusiast, this site belongs to you. You can request editing privileges with a sentence or two about why you're interested in coworking. If you're just visiting or here to learn more, there is a lot of information available for space owners, catalysts, and coworkers.
Priceline’s Booking.com triples mobile booking transactions - Mobile Commerce Daily - Revenue The Booking.com Kindle Fire app Priceline’s Booking.com has seen the total transaction value of mobile hotel bookings rise from $1 billion in 2011 to more than $3 billion in 2012. In addition, more than 20 million mobile applications have been downloaded to date. The latest data is proof that mobile bookings are growing – especially because of its convenience. The 20 Best Travel Websites on the Internet - Golden Book Traveler - StumbleUpon Update: Visit the 2012 version of The 20 Best Travel Websites on the Internet I hope that everyone who attended my SXSW Core Conversation panel on How to Make Money Traveling Around the World enjoyed the presentation. As promised, I have a listing of my top 20 favorite travel websites (in no particular order). I’m still working on my eBook “70 Vacations in 7 Months“. The project has consumed most of my time of late. If you attended the presentation with myself and Tynan, shoot me over an email (if you haven’t already) and I’ll make sure you receive a free copy upon completion
GetYourGuide raises $14M for tours and activities push in new markets In what could be one of the biggest investments so far in the growing online tours and activities sector, GetYourGuide has grabbed $14 million from Spark Capital and Highland Capital Partners Europe. The company says the Series A investment round will be used help with “rapid growth” into new markets. Spark has previous invested in companies such as Twitter, Tumblr, Foursquare and Akamai, while Highland’s portfolio includes Lycos, MapQuest and VistaPrint. The level of investment in GYG signifies the major interest in the tours and activities segment of the industry. Previous high rounds included $7 million into US-based Zozi in May 2011. Despite attracting $2 million from PROfounders Capital, Andy Phillipps (founder of Active Hotels) and Karen Hanton (founder of TopTable) in March 2012, Europe-based GYG has been active on the capital raising circuit since late last year.
TUI and GetYourGuide Join Forces to Revolutionize Travel Agency Distribution Press Releases TUI and GetYourGuide Join Forces to Revolutionize Travel Agency Distribution Exclusive partnership offers benefits for travel agencies and vacationers Online Activity Portal, GetYourGuide, Expands Into France, Spain and Italy With Bespoke Language Websites Press Releases Online Activity Portal, GetYourGuide, Expands Into France, Spain and Italy With Bespoke Language Websites GetYourGuide, the world’s largest online portal for tours and activities at destinations around the globe, has announced today that it is expanding into the French, Italian, and Spanish markets. Berlin February 18th, 2013 -GetYourGuide, the world’s largest online portal for tours and activities at destinations across the globe, has announced today that it is expanding into the French, Italian, and Spanish markets. This marks a major step towards further developing GetYourGuide’s position as a leader in the European tours and activities market. To support GetYourGuide’s international growth, Frederick “Fritz” Demopoulos, one of the most successful Internet and media entrepreneurs in China, has been appointed to its Board of Directors.
Raises $14 Million Series A Round from Spark Capital and Highland Capital Partners Europe Press Releases GetYourGuide Raises $14 Million Series A Round from Spark Capital and Highland Capital Partners Europe GetYourGuide announces the closing of its $14 million Series A round of funding from Spark Capital and Highland Capital Partners Europe. Berlin and Las Vegas, January 7th, 2013:GetYourGuide, the world’s largest online platform for booking travel tours, attractions and activities, today announced the closing of its $14 million Series A round of funding from Spark Capital and Highland Capital Partners Europe.
Online Holiday Events Booking Platform GetYourGuide Raises $14M Series A To Internationalize Content, Zero In On Mobile Swiss startup GetYourGuide, an online booking platform for holiday tours and attractions that started life as a student project three and a half years ago, has closed a $14 million Series A funding round (as reported earlier by Der Sonntag), with investment from Spark Capital and Highland Capital Partners Europe, the newly opened European arm of Highland Capital Partners. Highland Capital Partners Europe’s General Partner Fergal Mullen and Spark Capital General Partner Alex Finkelstein will join the GetYourGuide board. Earlier this year GetYourGuide snagged a $2 million seed investment, and back in 2009 raised $500,000 pre-seed – taking its total funding to date to $16.5 million. “We are a very bootstrapped company,” CEO Johannes Reck tells TechCrunch. “We grew to quite a sizeable amount of revenue — we have more than 10,000 transactions per month — on very little money so far, purely through tech.”
An inside look at Switzerland’s seriously ambitious startup scene Ah, Switzerland. The land of chocolate, cow-bells, skiing and prices that make you want to cry. A place that has built a global brand on providing a safe, risk-free haven for other people’s money and not being disruptive or belligerent. Clean, orderly and wonderfully peaceful — yes, the clichés are true. Not then, you might think, a country especially suited to launching a startup — but you’d be wrong.
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