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Digital Content: Skift Delivers Travel Industry Intelligence to Frequent Flyers

YC-Backed Vayable Adds Worldwide Payments And A Concierge To Its Marketplace For Unique Experiences

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We first covered Vayable when it launched to the public just over a year ago as a way to find interesting new travel experiences around the world. It’s been growing fast since then, adding new guides at a frantic pace. And it’s also been adding new features to make finding...
YC-Backed Vayable Adds Worldwide Payments And A Concierge To Its Marketplace For Unique Experiences

Mapping out the travel industry: Why people are vacationing more today

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In our latest iPad Magazine issue, we asked five travel-savvy entrepreneurs in the Young Entrepreneurs Council about the evolving travel landscape, both in the US and beyond. Check out their answers to the following question below! Do you think people are traveling more or less today than ever before? Why?...
Mapping out the travel industry: Why people are vacationing more today
I want to go to there: Discover the love of travel with Afar’s new iPhone app

Tripl for iPhone: Following your friends' travels around the world never looked so good

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I have to confess, while I happily browse friends’ holiday photos on Facebook when I stumble across them, I’d never realized how much fun it is to explore other people’s travel experiences until Tripl relaunched with its new, streamlined Web app a few weeks ago. Now it’s launched on the...
Tripl for iPhone: Following your friends' travels around the world never looked so good
Luxury shopping site Ahalife gets $10.1M in its shopping cart
Euro startup puts $14M into fanny pack of travel experiences
Jetsetter Launches “Journeys” and PandoDaily Readers Can Get a $200 Credit

Meetrip expands its Airbnb-like marketplace for local travel experiences to 10 new cities in Asia

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We all like to experience the real culture behind countries that we visit and Meetrip, a Japan-based online marketplace that gives travelers the chance the enjoy local experiences, has made this more possible in Asia after it expanded to 10 new cities there. The site, which borrows cues from social...
Meetrip expands its Airbnb-like marketplace for local travel experiences to 10 new cities in Asia

Google Launches FieldTrip, A Location-Aware App That Helps You Find Cool Stuff Around You

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Google just launched FieldTrip, a new location-based app that, as the company says, is meant to be “your guide to the cool, hidden, and unique things in the world around you.” Just like Google Now can show you location-based information on Android 4.1, FieldTrip runs in the background and will...
Google Launches FieldTrip, A Location-Aware App That Helps You Find Cool Stuff Around You

The List Of Startups Launching At TechCrunch Disrupt

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We are only a few hours away from kicking off the first ever TechCrunch Disrupt conference and we are thrilled to announce the 20 startups that were chosen out of hundreds to present their applications over the next few days. We will also hear pitches from the two StartupAlley companies...
The List Of Startups Launching At TechCrunch Disrupt
Trippy Launches New Visual Browsing Experience; Adds Kevin Rose, Celebs As Advisors

Google Brings Its Local Discovery App "Field Trip" To The iPhone

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Google’s location-based FieldTrip application has just made its way to the iTunes App Store today, after previously having been Android-only. The app, which works a little bit like Google Now, runs in the background on your phone then automatically shows you information about nearby businesses, including places to shop, dine, and be...
Google Brings Its Local Discovery App "Field Trip" To The iPhone

Before Google ... the alternative travel guide to Poland

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Vicky Baker takes social networking back to its roots by resurrecting a travel project in Poland from 20 years ago - long before the days of Google and Twitter"I am going to take you to my friend's studio. It's quite unusual. I think you'll like it," says Ewa, my unofficial...
Before Google ... the alternative travel guide to Poland
GetYourGuide grabs Gidsy to grow 'world's largest portal' for travel experiences
Peek unveils a treasure trove of travel experiences
Vayable Launches a Concierge Service Because Alcatraz Sleepovers are No Longer Enough for People

Why startups should be .44 Magnums

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Disruption. It’s been playing on my mind since something happened at the eG8 Forum in Paris. Since then, I’ve been to many events involving startups and seen many pitches. Then recently, Nick Halstead re-ignited the ongoing debate about whether startups get enough support from VCs in Europe to ‘think big’,...
Why startups should be .44 Magnums

AHAlife Raises $10.1M To Curate And Sell Hard-To-Find, Luxury Products From Around The World

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AHAlife, an e-commerce site for hard-to-find and exclusive luxury lifestyle products, has raised $10.1 million in Series B funding, led by Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten, with DCM and FirstMark Capital also participating in the round. This brings the company’s total funding to $19.1 million. As we wrote in our review...
AHAlife Raises $10.1M To Curate And Sell Hard-To-Find, Luxury Products From Around The World

Super Angel Ron Conway: People Prefer Access Over Ownership

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The American Dream used to be about buying a house in the suburbs and cruising around in a cool car. But with the adoption of mobile phones and widespread use of social networks, a lot of people prefer to have access to stuff, rather than own it. That's why...
Super Angel Ron Conway: People Prefer Access Over Ownership

HomeAway partners with Gogobot to add local insider guides from home owners

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Vacation rental site HomeAway is working together with Gogobot to launch “Insider Guides”, a new feature that lets home owners share recommendations with their guests. The new guides offer competition to AirBnB’s new Neighborhoods feature, which launched in February. Listings on HomeAway and VRBO.com, the company’s Vacation Rentals By Owner...
HomeAway partners with Gogobot to add local insider guides from home owners

Need Some Vacation Inspiration? Minube Brings Its Social Travel Wares To The UK, U.S.

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Social travel startup, Minube, has expanded to the UK and U.S. via newly launched English-language versions of its site and iOS app. The company wants to be the jumping off point for would-be travellers, with its social travel platform and downloadable User-Generated travel guides, providing inspiration for where to go...
Need Some Vacation Inspiration? Minube Brings Its Social Travel Wares To The UK, U.S.

Tripl takes its social travel app all the way up to 2.0

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One of the finalists of the Startup Rally at this year’s The Next Web Conference is Tripl, a Swedish startup we’ve written about in the past. The company offers an eponymous social travel application that basically leverages existing online networks to make users’ trips better. It does that by connecting...
Tripl takes its social travel app all the way up to 2.0

This Startup Cuts The Time It Takes To Plan A Vacation From 30 Hours To 5 Minutes

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Vayable, a startup that makes it much easier to organize a vacation experience, is now seeing revenue growth of 30 percent every week. That's 30 percent week-over-week, every week, since May. That's pretty impressive for a startup that's only been around for a year and a half and which began...
This Startup Cuts The Time It Takes To Plan A Vacation From 30 Hours To 5 Minutes

MobilyTrip Raises Further €300k To Help Travellers Create Journals On-The-Go

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MobilyTrip, the mobile app and social network that lets travellers journal their trips, has raised a new round of financing: €300k from a group of angel investors, including Theo Hoffenberg, founder of the language and translation portal Reverso.net. It means that the six-person startup has now raised €500k in total....
MobilyTrip Raises Further €300k To Help Travellers Create Journals On-The-Go
Vayable Expands Your Horizons Through Unique Travel Experiences (TCTV)

Trippy Becomes Pinterest For Travel And Adds The World's Cutest Dog As An Advisor

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Trippy, a social travel site created by JR Johnson, has been redesigned to look a lot like Pinterest for travel. In addition, it has added a slew of influential advisors, from fashion designers to singers to animals. Yes, animals. Trippy's advisory board includes Jason Mraz, Rachel Zoe, Anthony Bourdain,...
Trippy Becomes Pinterest For Travel And Adds The World's Cutest Dog As An Advisor

Meetrip, Asia's cultural travel marketplace, launches Android guide apps for 12 countries

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We last heard about Meetrip, an online travel marketplace for Asia, when it expanded into 10 new cities last month, and now the company that offers unique travel experiences has jumped onto mobile with the release of 12 country guide apps for Android devices. Duckdive, the Japanese firm behind the...
Meetrip, Asia's cultural travel marketplace, launches Android guide apps for 12 countries

Gogobot social travel service talks apps, expansion and competition

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Startup finds its users are keener to plan their trips on mobiles than it expectedSocial travel service Gogobot has opened a European office in London, in an effort to boost the popularity of its site and app beyond its US homeland.Gogobot launched in November 2010 as a website, with an...
Gogobot social travel service talks apps, expansion and competition
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