Online travel continues to be one of the main e-commerce sectors worldwide, with some research firms estimating an annual global spent of $450 billion in 2014 alone. However, most travel segments (hotels, tour operators, traditional flights, cars, rails) are still over 60% dependent on offline and other channels, thus representing a new business opportunity for established technology companies and up-and-coming startups.
This is one of the conclusions of a new online travel report published by our data partners at Dealroom. The report, which is available for free, takes a close look at the online travel sector worldwide from a European perspective.
The report, which was also co-authored by tech.eu, is based on Dealroom's own database of companies and funding and exit activity, in addition to industry research such as PhocusWright and interviews with numerous players in the industry.
What else will you be able to find in this analysis?
- A macro view of the online travel industry and its main players per categories
- A regional breakdown of online travel spending and countries that represent the main areas of growth in the near future
- The evolution and importance of mobile commerce in the online travel sector
- 80 high potential travel companies from seed to late stage
- Key funding and M&A trends
- Notable funding deals and M&A transactions
- Investment and exit opportunities
You can download a free copy of the report here.