There are plenty of apps that help people book and plan trips, but we figured it’s worth highlighting these 19 European travel technology startups that have gotten traction in this hotly contested space.
Airbnb has partnered with Russian startup Ostrovok to enable the latter’s customers to book Airbnb properties through its website. It’s the first integration of this kind for Airbnb in Europe.
Uber is not having the easiest of times trying to launch its app-based car booking services across Europe. It’s run into problems in Paris, Brussels and Berlin – and it looks like Barcelona is next.
The Commercial Court in Brussels has ruled that Uber is no longer allowed to offer ride-sharing service UberPOP in the capital of Europe, following complaints of unfair competition by mad taxi companies.
Amsterdam-based Booking.com, the world’s largest hotel booking site with 425,000 hotels, says the total transaction value of mobile accommodation bookings grew to over $8 billion in 2013.
European online travel juggernaut Odigeo (eDreams) is planning to go public this year, and aims to float on the Madrid stock exchange at a 1.5 billion euro valuation. Alex Barrera reports.