Start-up carves its own niche in the alternative accommodations scene
The hospitality landscape is now being redefined by alternative accommodation start-ups. Although many are primarily geared towards leisure travellers like OneFineStay, Airbnb and TuJia, it can be argued that only one player caters to corporate travellers to date. We recently touched base with Valéry Linÿer, CEO and founder of MagicStay, to show us how a rental platform for a niche market holds its own. More...
MagicStay looks to accelerate growth following €1.5 million investment
MagicStay, a startup offering private rentals for business travellers, has raised €1.5 million in its latest round of funding. The company (Startup pitch here) says it already provides 150,000 apartments in 90 countries since its inception four years ago. More
Magicstay releases new apartment-booking tool
French start-up Magicstay has launched the latest version of its Weezard apartment-booking tool for travel managers. Magicstay says Weezard is available in SaaS mode, which allows for a travel policy, centralised payment management, workflow approval and expense tracking. More
MagicStay Rentals Now Available Via Havas Voyages
Paris-based private accommodation booking platform MagicStay.com has partnered with French travel agency network Havas Voyages. The arrangement allows the agency's corporate clients to access MagicStay's 130,000 lodging options, which cater to business travelers. More
MagicStay reaches 100,000 lodgings with its Signature selection and Aparthotels
MagicStay.com just passed a turning point in its history. Thanks to aparthotels and upscale apartments (gathered under the Signature selection) now listed on the platform, the startup announces that it offers more than 100,000 apartments, in 900 cities. More
5 New Travel Startups Put Niche Spins on Short-Term Rental Booking
Airbnb and HomeAway clones are a dime-a-dozen. But we found a handful carving out niche market segments that seem promising. These startups focus on travelers interested in corporate-friendly lodgings, architecture and design properties. More
MagicStay.com Raises More Than 1 Million Euros Through Intermediaries and Announces the Appointment of Charles Petruccelli to its Advisory Board
Having consolidated its position on the business travel market and confirmed the backing of investors, the short-term apartment rental platform MagicStay.com announces that more than 1 million euros has been raised. More
7 new travel start-ups making business trips less stressful
Vacation travel might be a chance to relax, but business trips are too often long stretches of tedium punctuated by tension and frustration.
Inevitably, whenever there's a major trade show in town, latecomers will find every hotel in the area booked solid.
That's where MagicEvent (rebranding soon as MagicStay) comes in.
Business joins the smart-travel revolution
Apps and the sharing economy are making trips a smoother, safer and more personalised experience