Venture Investment Trends and Startup Opportunities in Travel

Venture Investment Trends and Startup Opportunities in Travel

February 2019

Analyzing startups helps us understand what the future of travel holds. The latest generation of startups promises innovation across many facets of travel: hospitality, tours, airlines, business travel, and more.

Skift Research E-Book: The New Wave of Venture Capital and Startups in Travel

Skift Research E-Book: The New Wave of Venture Capital and Startups in Travel

November 2018

The travel industry, no stranger to disruption, is experiencing a new wave of venture-backed startups. These businesses are generally larger than ever before and focused on bringing new customers and products into the digital travel fold. We expect this momentum to continue and for it have an impact on executives, founders, and investors throughout the sector.

Episode 9: Exploring the Vacation Rental Tech Stack

Episode 9: Exploring the Vacation Rental Tech Stack

March 2018

There is a tech arms race underway in the vacation rental market. As this space enters a new phase of growth and scale, the need for tech solutions is real, but not every company will succeed. Understand the vacation rental tech stack, its major players, and our outlook on where it’s all headed in this Analyst Session.

Decoding the Modern Vacation Rental Technology Landscape

Decoding the Modern Vacation Rental Technology Landscape

March 2018

At the end of the day, it’s all about hospitality, but the vacation rental industry faces unique challenges in delivering on that promise. Technology will be key to providing an elevated guest experience across this fragmented market.

Episode 7: Venture Investment Trends In Travel

Episode 7: Venture Investment Trends In Travel

January 2018

This was a record year of funding for travel startups. It's exciting for travel to be in the spotlight, but it also means that founders and their VC backers see a field full of market openings, oftentimes at the expense of established incumbents. Travel leaders need to keep tabs on what is driving the latest opportunities.

Venture Investment Trends and Startup Opportunities in Travel 2018

Venture Investment Trends and Startup Opportunities in Travel 2018

January 2018

A record amount of venture capital was invested in travel startups in 2017 driven by unicorns, like Airbnb, emerging technologies, expansion outside of core geographies, and traction in new verticals. The industry is no stranger to disruption, but we may be seeing some of the greatest changes of the last two decades, and we expect this momentum to continue into 2018.

The State of the Global Vacation Rental Market 2017

The State of the Global Vacation Rental Market 2017

February 2017

Airbnb popularized a new type of rental product - i.e. the primary-residence urban rental, but now professionally managed properties are coming online with fury. Looking forward ten years, the landscape will likely look quite different. Consolidation is in the air; vacation rentals have gone mainstream with the consumer but inventory remains fragmented. Property managers, marketplaces, SaaS platforms and a host of other add-on services are evolving their strategies to capture greater scale and efficiencies.

Venture Investment Trends in Travel 2017

Venture Investment Trends in Travel 2017

November 2016

The very nature of investment in the travel startup space remains complicated. A lot of hype but also plenty of opportunity and big payouts for those who can bring together the right tech, the right user experience, for the right market segments. This report delves into what has worked and what investors should be paying attention to as we move into 2017.

The Future of Messaging Technology in the Travel Industry:  Pt. 1

The Future of Messaging Technology in the Travel Industry: Pt. 1

February 2016

Messaging technology is expanding at a rapid pace across the online commerce ecosystem, across categories. This report addresses the marketing operations side of the messaging technology equation among travel companies. A companion Skift report will focus on bookings and messaging tech.

Future of Tours and Activities Tech and Marketing

Future of Tours and Activities Tech and Marketing

January 2016

Industry consolidation and innovation is ramping up as the tours and activities sector finally comes online. But a range of technical and logistical challenges still hold the sector back. How are tour operators adapting, and what strategies are helping them thrive in this dynamic environment?

Venture Investment Trends in the Travel Industry 2015

Venture Investment Trends in the Travel Industry 2015

October 2015

A handful of major disruptive companies in travel and hospitality are enjoying sky-high valuations as they secure late-round funding, while an ever-increasing number of newer startups are vying for investment capital as they target more specific markets. Learn about the trends that are driving venture funding in travel, and what startups need to know as they vie to secure the capital necessary for their growth.

How the On-Demand Economy Is Reshaping the Travel Experience

How the On-Demand Economy Is Reshaping the Travel Experience

August 2015

The on-demand economy is on the rise, but what does on-demand mean, exactly? In this report, a look at the nature of a technology-driven sea change in consumer behavior and the business models emerging to meet it in the travel industry.