Dutch startup TRVL launches peer-to-peer travel booking platform

Dutch entrepreneur Jochem Wijnands, who sold his last company to Apple, has launched a new travel tech startup TRVL. Founder and CEO Wignands sold Prss, a mobile publishing platform to Apple in 2014, and is a former travel photographer at National Geographic. With TRVL, he has released a peer-to-peer travel booking platform after nine months […]

Hotel software company Fornova raises $17 million

Israeli travel tech startup Fornova has raised $17 million in Series B funding led by Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners with participation from Waypoint Capital and JAL Ventures. Fornova develops intelligence software for hotels. Its tools are used by hoteliers to gather and analyse data on how hotel rooms are priced by competitors. To date, 13,000 […]

Hotel booking and comparison startup DreamCheaper raises €1.5 million

DreamCheaper, a Berlin-based travel tech startup, has raised €1.5 million from Holtzbrinck Ventures, TruVenturo, and a number of business angels. DreamCheaper’s service allows travellers to search for cheaper rates on hotel rooms they have booked and re-book the room at the lower prices. The startup searches through over a hundred different sites to find a […]

Triptease raises $9 million for its push into the Asian market

London-based Triptease has raised $9 million in a Series B round led by BGF Ventures with participation from Notion Capital and Episode 1 Ventures. Triptease is a travel tech startup offering a SaaS solution to hotels to help them increase their direct booking revenue rather than use online travel agencies (OTAs) like Booking.com. Charlie Osmond, […]

Travel tech startup DCS Plus adds Credo Ventures as new investor

DCS Plus, a Romanian travel tech company, has received an undisclosed investment from Credo Ventures. According to the company, this brings its total investment raised to $6.2 million alongside previous investor Earlybird Venture Capital. The Bucharest-based company provides IT solutions to the travel and tourism sector. DCS Plus plans to expands its international operations, particularly […]

Travelsify raises €2 million for its ‘hotel DNA’ platform

Luxembourgish travel tech startup Travelsify has raised €2 million in seed funding from angel investors and the Luxembourg Ministry of the Economy. The startup, founded last year, develops a “hotel DNA” content platform that personalises each hotel based on its data to help guests make better decisions in choosing accommodation. The new funds will be […]

Spain’s ReviewPro sells majority stake to China’s Shiji for $28 million

ReviewPro, a Spanish SaaS for the hospitality sector, has sold a majority stake of 80% of the company to China’s Shiji Information Technology for $28 million. The investment from Shiji, which is part-owned by Alibaba, marks its latest deal in European travel and hospitality tech. It previously invested €25 million in Berlin’s SnapShot. ReviewPro currently […]