Siri’s itchy-footed sister Desti takes an additional $1 million to add more users and regions into her database.
Travel activity booking site GetYourGuide raises $14 million in its first round of funding.
For travelers who have found themselves surrounded by Lonely Planet-wielding teenagers in a Mumbai beer bar or forcing down greasy pizza in a tacky Roman restaurant, Gogobot’s redesigned site, launched today, has a rescue plan. The new iteration will function like an interactive travel magazine with large photos and personalized recommendations based on your social graph. Rather than sorting through pages of anonymous reviews, trusting strangers on the fly, or visiting the same places as everyone else, users can draw from the collective wisdom of their friends.
Wanderfly, a travel recommendation search engine, re-launched its service Wednesday with a whole new site. The company is doing away with details like hotel prices and is offering picture-heavy travel guides for cities instead.
Gogobot has raised an $15 million second round of funding for its social travel search site.