GetYourGuide launched iOS and Android apps today so travelers can find and book interesting things to do while on-the-go. The Zurich-based startup claims to be the largest online platform for tours and leisure activities in the world.
Desti, a travel app born out of the same research institute that gave birth to Siri, is bringing its search smarts to your next roadtrip.
Wondering where that beautiful tunnel of ivy everyone is pinning actually lives? Now Pinterest will let you attach pins to a map, showing exactly where you can find the real thing.
You too can feel like Sergey Brin, Larry Ellison, or even James Bond — flying around the world in a private jet. Fresh Jets launched its apps today that connect individual and business travelers with seats on private jets.
Travel startup Mygola has raised $1.5 million for its platform that aims to compress six weeks of itinerary planing into 15 minutes.
The same-day hotel booking app has expanded into Central Europe, released its new app for iOS7, and added an option to book discounted luxury suites.
HotelQuickly is a same-day hotel booking app active in the Asia-Pacific region. It aims to capture the Asian market before bigger and better-funded competitor HotelTonight gets there (or buys it).
Vacatia has raised $5 million to grow its online marketplace of timeshares, and put some vigor back into the industry after its economic struggles.
Crowdroaming is a European startup that lets locals share their unused data allowances with travelers, so the travelers get free Wi-Fi.
Kayak revamped its hotel search today to include ratings and reviews from verified guests, as well as sentiment analysis.
Yachtico sells itself as the “Airbnb of boat rentals,” and it’s ready to take on the U.S. market of leisure travelers and online rental enthusiasts.
Wanderu aggregates schedule and pricing information from bus and train companies in real-time.
WIth 100 million Internet users, a quickly growing middle class, the World Cup and the Olympics, Brazil is a hot, hot, hot market for online travel startups.
Hipmunk, a popular startup striving to make travel search easier, released a mobile app for booking last-minute hotel deals today.
The “travel photo junkie” startup sparks wanderlust by creating a hub to share and discover travel photos.
Yapta has raised $4.2 million for its airfare price tracking technology that lets you know when to book and notifies you when fares drop.
Stayful has built a bidding platform that allows travelers and independent boutique hotel owners to negotiate room prices in real time.
Hot travel startup Peek announced today that it is expanding into London and Paris, and has plans to continue adding more cities throughout the year.
Smart Layover is a mobile application that wants to turn “your layover into an adventure” with exclusive info on day-use hotel room, deals, activities, and transportation.
HotelQuickly is a same-day hotel booking app that focuses on markets in the Asia-Pacific. It has surpassed 100,000 downloads in under three months and is now live in ten countries.
For frequent travelers, TripIt’s apps can be life-saving.
TripAdvisor bought GateGuru today, an app that gives you live flight times, airport terminal amenities information, wait-times, and more.
In-flight Wi-Fi is one of the best aspects of modern air travel — even though it’s far slower than what you’d get from a 4G LTE smartphone or a typical home broadband connection. But that could all change in a few years.
WeHostels responds to high international demand by adding four new languages and two new currencies into its mobile app for booking budget accommodation.
Last-minute hotel booking app HotelTonight adds a user-generated photo review feature, as well as a price guarantee.
AnyRoad’s platform gives local tour guides the opportunity to build a business online and connect with travelers seeking more authentic experiences.
Travel startup GetYourGuide announced today the purchase of Gidsy, an online community that connected local experts to people looking for unique experiences.
GetGoing already caught our eye with its clever “Pick Two, Get One” deals. Now the company is back with FlightFinder, which finds travelers more ways to save on airline tickets.
Flightcar will not only give you free parking at the airport, but will pay you to rent out your car while you’re gone. The company got $5.5 million in its first round of funding today.
Popular travel advice and booking site TripAdvisor has acquired luxury travel site Jetsetter from Gilt Groupe for an undisclosed sum.
Chargerback’s software streamlines the lost-and-found process to help hospitality businesses get your stuff back to you.
Online hotel booking service Ostrovok nabs $25 million from General Catalyst, Accel Partners, and Yuri Milner to become the top Internet travel company in the Russian-speaking world.
Kayak’s most recent data pull yields the best flight deals, busiest airports, and most popular destinations, and provides tips on how to save money on travel.
Just days after the Avis officially acquires Zipcar, a small number of zipcars pop up at NYC regional airports.
A handful of investment firms: “Here’s $11 million!” Oktogo: ”Spasiba!”
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Wikivoyage officially launched today, a global, community-generated, non-commercial travel guide.
Judge Gary Chang ruled on Friday that online booking sites owe the state of Hawaii for over a decade of unpaid taxes.
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.