12 Startups Raise $265M Since Covid

Think start-up activity in tours and activities would slow to a crawl in 2020? Think again.
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Updated: 25 November 2020

Tours, activities, and attractions had been a hotbed of startup activity and investment over the past decade. Nearly 50 companies had raised some $2 billion over the past five years alone. 

You might assume startup activity and investing would come to a halt amid the dramatic downturn in travel. But that’s not quite the case. Some intrepid investors and entrepreneurs see an opportunity during the toughest of times. 

Here are 12 startups we’ve tracked in tours, activities, and attractions that have raised capital since Covid hit worldwide in March, with links to each media source. 

12 Tours & Activities Startups with Funding Since April 2020

CompanyTypes of BusinessCountryAmount Raised
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with link to source)
GetYourGuideOTAGermany$133M
KKDayOTATaiwan$75M
MyRealTripOTAKorea$36M
Fun GroupOTAJapan$12M
bookingkitReservation SystemGermany$5.9M
TourplusOTAMalaysia$1M
LocalbiniLocal Experiences OTASwitzerland$600K
FindMyAdventureOTAPakistan$600K
TripAdmitB2B OTAIreland$588K
QuestoSelf-guided Touring AppRomania$300K
HomefansFootball OTA SpecialistUnited Kingdom$270K
HolibobB2B OTAUnited KingdomUndisclosed*
*Holibob has raised $1.2 million, but has not disclosed the split before and after April 2020.

Do you see a startup we missed? Email us at editor@arival.travel.
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