Posts Tagged: travel ecommerce


Yatra funding

Yatra gets $23 million funding to battle in India’s increasingly tough travel booking market

Indian online travel site Yatra has raised a Rs 140 crore (US$23 million) funding round led by IDG Ventures, Vertex Ventures, and its seed i...

  • April 17, 2014
  • at 11:23 am
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Chinese travel sites boycott Malaysia Airlines ticket sales

As outrage grows over missing flight, Chinese websites ban Malaysia Airlines ticket sales

Two of China’s largest online travel booking sites have decided to banish Malaysia Airlines as anger grows over the lack of answers ab...

  • March 28, 2014
  • at 3:39 pm
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JD acquires HotelVP

Chinese e-commerce giant JD boosts travel offerings with acquisition of hotel booking app

Chinese e-commerce company JD – the closest rival to Alibaba’s Tmall in China – has acquired a startup company to boost it...

  • January 23, 2014
  • at 5:29 pm
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Airizu closes

Rocket Internet’s Chinese Airbnb Clone Closes

In an entirely unsurprising move, Rocket Internet’s Airbnb clone for China, Airizu, has closed. The Airizu URL now redirects to Wimdu....

  • July 11, 2013
  • at 12:48 pm
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China ecommerce

China Leads Asia in VC Investments in E-Commerce; Sadly Acquisitions Are a Rare Sight [STATS]

Earlier today we looked at a report that has counted up $6.9 billion in investments among Asian e-commerce sites from 2010 to the present da...

  • June 13, 2013
  • at 3:00 pm
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TuJia Gets Series B Funding For its Vacation Home Rentals Service, HomeAway Again Joins In

After attracting its first major financing in May of last year, the Chinese vacation home rentals startup TuJia has announced today that it ...

  • February 17, 2013
  • at 12:30 am
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burufly

Travel Site Burufly Sees Content and Social as Key Strategies

Founded in April of 2012, Indonesia-based travel startup Burufly helps users discover fun places to travel in Indonesia, while making it con...

  • January 21, 2013
  • at 3:30 pm
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China Airbnb clones, Mayi

Among China’s Airbnb Clones, It’s a Battle Between Ants and Little Piggies

Our first two bits of Chinese startup funding news of 2013 could not have gone to companies with weirder names. Beijing-based Xiaozhu.com (m...

  • January 7, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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India’s MakeMyTrip Continues Push into Thailand with New $3.2M Acquisition

Just a few weeks after India’s MakeMyTrip (NASDAQ:MMYT) acquired the Thailand-based site HotelTravel for $25 million, the travel e-com...

  • November 27, 2012
  • at 12:33 pm
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Jovago Pakistan launch

Rocket Internet’s hotel booking site Jovago launches in Pakistan

Jovago Pakistan has 50 hotels on board right now in Karachi and Lahore, but hotels in Islamabad are being prepped to be added in as well.

  • April 9, 2014
  • at 9:40 pm
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MakeMyTrip acquires European startup for $5 million to boost global hotel booking offerings

Indian online travel agent MakeMyTrip (NASDAQ:MMYT) has acquired the Netherlands-based hotel booking site EasyToBook. MakeMyTrip’s dis...

  • February 10, 2014
  • at 11:36 am
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Tuniu series D funding

Online tours site Tuniu gets $60 million funding

Tuniu, a travel/tours booking site based in China, has revealed today that it’s secured $60 million in series D funding. The new inves...

  • September 4, 2013
  • at 4:00 pm
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Redbus CEO Phanindra Sama

Why Sell to Ibibo? And Why Now? Redbus CEO Phanindra Sama Explains

Redbus' acquisition is a landmark for overseas interest in the booming Indian tech and web space. To find out more, we got back in touch wit...

  • June 24, 2013
  • at 1:35 pm
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Asia ecommerce stats 2013

Asian E-Commerce Sites Net $6.9 Billion in Investment in Past 3 Years, But Exits Still Tiny [STATS]

Asian e-commerce companies have attracted $6.9 billion across 383 deals – through funding, acquisitions, and IPOs – from 2010 to...

  • June 13, 2013
  • at 10:35 am
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HolidayIQ and Wego de-merge

India’s HolidayIQ Raises Series C Funding, De-Merges From Singapore’s Wego

Bangalore-based online travel community HolidayIQ has announced today that it has raised series C financing from Tiger Global Management and...

  • February 7, 2013
  • at 7:45 pm
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privepass

Privepass: Thailand’s Members-only Travel Site Focuses on Experience

Privepass is a members-only travel site that provides its users exclusive travel experiences. The concept is somewhat similar to ImpulseFlye...

  • January 21, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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HomeAway Brings its Vacation Rentals to Chinese Tourists in TuJia Tie-Up

One of the first Chinese startups I wrote about this year was TuJia, which is an online service for vacation home rentals. Then a few months...

  • December 6, 2012
  • at 10:10 am
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Indonesia’s Tiket Wins AICTA 2012 Startup Award, Shares Latest Stats

Indonesian ticket booking platform Tiket has made some interesting progress since we last talked with them in August. Tiket has bagged a hat...

  • November 26, 2012
  • at 1:00 pm
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