Holidu is a search engine for vacation rentals. It is one of one of the fastest-growing travel tech companies worldwide. Holidu compares millions of rentals from hundreds of websites to find you the perfect accommodation and to show you where to book it, for the lowest price.
Holidu's mission is to finally make the search and booking of vacation rentals easy. The company brings transparency into the highly fragmented vacation rental market by combining our state of the art technologies, built in-house, along with a team of experts dedicated to customer happiness.
Holidu was founded in 2014 by Johannes Siebers & Michael Siebers. The company is headquartered in Munich, Germany and expanded into 20+ markets around the globe.
Holidu’s search engine uses proprietary image recognition technology to compare the prices of more than 15 million rental properties across 600 different websites, including Airbnb, Booking.com and HomeAway. This enables users to save “up to 55%” on their booking by automatically spotting price differences for the same property across various listings.
Holidu has also developed a service for holiday property owners. Dubbed “Bookiply,” it offers a single interface to list properties on the largest travel websites, including synchronizing calendars, creating multilingual descriptions and sourcing professional photography. In addition, Bookiply’s team handles traveler communication.
Holidu is backed by Prime Ventures, MairDuMont Ventures, EQT Ventures, Venture Stars, Senovo and business angel Chris Hitchen. The company raised €40M from a "Series C" funding on Sep 17, 2019. This brings Holidu's total funding to around $50.8M to-date.