Berlin-based GoEuro scores $70 million to bolster its travel booking platform

GoEuro, the Berlin-based travel booking company led by Naren Shaam, has raised $70 million in funding from Silver Lake Kraftwerk, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Atomico and other investors. GoEuro has built a real-time booking platform for buses and trains connecting more than 500 transport providers across 12 countries in Western Europe. The fresh cash […]

Dealroom report: A deep dive into the online travel sector

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 […]

Private travel sales company Voyage Privé acquires Barcelona-based hotel booking site Splendia

VPG Group, the French company behind popular private travel sales website Voyage Privé, has acquired Splendia, its Barcelona-based peer, for an undisclosed amount. Founded back in late 2004, Voyage Privé competes with the likes of TravelBird and Secret Escapes, and currently covers 7 European markets: France, Spain, UK, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland and Poland. By buying […]