We all knew that the travel sector has been a very vibrant sector from an investment perspective. The travel tech sector has recently seen very successful IPOs from Amadeus, Kayak (albeit short-lived) and HomeAway. Sabre’s upcoming IPO also looks good. Add that to the huge venture rounds for the likes of Airbnb, Hotel Tonight, Ostrovok, HouseTrip and most recently Hotel Urbano.
But sometimes you don’t realize how vibrant it is until you see the numbers.
TechCrunch put together a great interactive visualization. From 2009-2014 the travel tech sector has seen almost $1.9 Billion in investment across 40 countries per the CrunchBase data. Enjoy.