From designing smart luggage to curating personalized luxury experiences, travel tech startups are spurring innovation beyond the crowded booking & search segment.
Despite a recent dip in activity, deals to travel tech startups are on pace for a fourth-consecutive high this year.
From pricing, booking, and management tools to on-demand cleaning, repair, and laundry services, startups serving homeshare hosts are helping to scale short-term property rentals on sites like Airbnb, HomeAway, and Booking.com.
Q1'17 was the third quarter ever to see funding to travel tech companies reach above $1B.
From Magic Leap to Zoox to Numecent, we used the CB Insights database to uncover more details about these covert startups.
At least nine investors helped back Skyscanner before the acquisition, including Sequoia Capital.
There was a pull back in Q3'16, however. Skyscanner has raised the most money of all of Europe's travel tech startups.