Founded by Australian brothers Travis and Shawn Pittman but relocated to Austria of all places, TourRadar, the travel tour booking site, seems to be on a roll.
Austrian VCs, Aws Founders Fund the fund of the Austrian federal development bank and Speedinvest, also participated.
Picture yourself wanting to go touring on a wildlife safari in Africa, a 12 day coach tour through Europe or a 5 day trek to Machu Picchu.
He also says TourRadar differs from European online travel marketplace Evaneos, which recently snagged $21 million in further funding and also targets travellers seeking tour-type vacations, because the former offers tailor-made or bespoke experiences with a local travel agent, whereas TourRadar is focused on scheduled departures and itineraries with a tour guide run by either local or global tour operators .
It currently partners with over 500 tour operators running trips to over 200 countries, and has signed partnerships with Amadeus and Rough Guides.
We are amazed that from its office in Vienna, the team has been able to cover the world so effectively and become a recognized leader.