The Hope That Travels With You
As an online travel company, TravelShark interacts with many different people throughout all phases of their travels — from picking out a hotel to finding the best crepes in Paris. From these interactions, we have come to realize that travel means something different to everyone.
For some, travel means saving up for years and taking that long-anticipated trip to Disney World with the family.
- Travel Guides
TravelShark, with operations in Boulder, acquires travel guide publisher
Singapore-based TravelShark, a provider of online travel sites that bases its North American operations in Boulder, has acquired a company that publishes “hyper-local” travel guides for 30 cities around the globe, TravelShark officials announced Thursday.
TravelShark acquired Portland-based eat.shop guides, a company that produces travel books that feature “unique and unexpected” dining and shopping venues in the respective destination city. Financial terms were undisclosed. The consideration was a mix of cash, employment commitments and employee stock options, said Samantha Lee, a TravelShark spokeswoman.
- $5 Million
Online Travel Network Operator TravelShark Raises $5 Million
TravelShark (the startup formerly known as Swiftrank), which operates an online travel network, this morning announced that it has closed a $5 million round of financing from DLA Holdings, a Singapore-based private equity firm. TravelShark has raised a total of $8 million to date.
TravelShark says it boasts more than 12,000 location-based travel websites, covering destinations around the globe, aimed to generate revenue for travel companies by driving direct bookings to hotels, resorts, spas, and more through its Featured Hotel Program.