Former Booking.com CEO invests in Holidu as vacation rental company turns profitable
Holidu, one of the fastest-growing travel tech companies worldwide, today announced that former Booking.com CEO Kees Koolen has invested more than €4 million into the company from his personal fund.
BBC hears how Holidu facilitate safe travel during the Corona crisis
Travel booking site Holidu.com’s ability to provide travellers with safe holidays in the midst of a global pandemic has been brought to a 319 million strong global radio audience by the BBC World Service.
The best lakes in the United Kingdom
The summer months tend to see sun-worshippers flock to the coast to spend a day at the beach, but this means that the beaches are usually packed full of tourists and not the most private place to relax. So why not turn your attention towards the incredible wilderness that surrounds Britain's beautiful lakes?
Holidu, your safe bet
Looking for a site with a variety of offers, high quality and trustworthiness to prepare your upcoming trips? Let us explain to you why Holidu is exactly what you are looking for, and how we will be your best ally for your next vacation and all those that are still to come!
Hidden Gems for Dubai
The United Arab Emirates’ largest city is a distinct fusion of its Bedouin heritage and an ultramodern style. Explore the glitz and glam and uncover the ancient traditions of this multifaceted city.
Hidden Gems for Utrecht
The beautiful city, which dates back to the Middle Ages, is located in the heart of the Netherlands, built around the monumental Dom Tower in its historical centre. But it is not only the history also the amount of super nice and hip cafes and restaurants attract the people.
Hidden Gems for Ostuni
Ostuni is a beautiful hilltop city in southern Italy. It's whitewashed walls and houses in the old town with winding staircases, narrow alleys and beautifully decorated, colorful window frames make you think you're somewhere in Greece. Ostuni is a city for explorers, and a place to be enjoyed at your leisure over a couple of days. If possible, try to come during off season to ensure the best experience.
Hidden Gems for Denver
Famed for its prime location at the base of the Rocky Mountains, Denver is a top travel destination for adventure lovers. But with a lively and growing restaurant and arts scene that has exploded in the last few years it is also a hip place to explore. In our travel guide you will find great things to do in Denver.
Hidden Gems for Toulouse
People travel to Paris because of the romance and to Bordeaux because of the wineries but what about the fourth biggest city in France? Toulouse, also called “Ville Rose,” is a destination that should not be missed! As one of the bike-friendliest cities in France, here you can explore everything by cycling around. In our travel guide you will find great things to do in Toulouse.
Hidden Gems for Uluwatu
Located about 45 minutes from Seminyak and Canggu, this rolling, limestone hills of this peninsula is home to some of Bali’s top luxury villas and hotels, scenic beaches and world-class surfing breaks, making it a mecca for surfers worldwide. There are additionally delicious food spots and trendy sunset bars to explore.
Holidu raises €40m Series C financing
Amazing news: we have recently closed a €40m Series C funding round. The round was led by Prime Ventures, with participation from coparion and MairDuMont Ventures. All existing investors, including EQT Ventures, Venture Stars, Senovo and business angel Chris Hitchen, also participated in the round.
Hidden Gems for Innsbruck
The capital of Tyrol is situated in the alps and can only be described as picturesque. No matter if summer or winter, there is always something great to do. Stroll around the old town and enjoy an afternoon in one of the amazing cafés.
Ten hidden gems that you can only reach by boat
Those who want to give their summer holiday a special twist and want to walk away from the usual cities and beaches should definitely take a boat trip. With a gentle breeze on your face, you can leave the stress of everyday life behind and just enjoy being on a boat, surrounded only by the glittering blue sea, its gentle noise and perhaps even by dolphins, turtles or sea birds.
Hidden Gems for Montreal
Montreal is one of the better-known cities in Canada – and it is actually an island. With countless museums and galleries, the second largest botanical garden in the world, and parks scattered all over the city, there are endless opportunities for exploration.
Hidden Gems for Oxford
Oxford is a charming city, famous for its prestigious university. Just one hour away from London, Oxford is ideal for a day trip to escape the bustling capital or for a weekend trip to explore the compact historical city. Filled with world-class museums, famous bookshops, lively pubs, charming small streets, cute cafes and small shops, Oxford has a lot to offer.
Hidden Gems for Antwerp
Antwerp is an inspiring source of culture thanks to its impressive architecture and stunning museums and churches. Shopping lovers can explore the stores of Antwerp’s designers and foodies and will have plenty of cafés and restaurants to choose from.
Hidden Gems for Tulum
Located south of Cancún on Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula, Tulum is nowadays a very well-known and beloved travel destination. It simply is a dreamy, laid back beach paradise with white sands and jungle adventures.
Hidden Gems for Chicago
Chicago, or also called the “Windy City”, is easy to love. You can find here a great mixture of food, design, history, and culture. Not to forget: Lake Michigan. Simply start exploring the world-class museums, inviting parks and colorful neighborhoods.
Hidden Gems for the Azores
The Azores are nine beautiful islands in the south of Europe. The Azores has pretty much everything you need for a good trip: from spectacular scenery, delicious food and deserted beaches to dozens of hiking trails and stunning viewpoints.
Hidden Gems for Liverpool
For most people, Liverpool is the birthplace of the Beatles and home to one of the world's largest sports teams. But the city also offers a thriving culture, a stunning countryside and lovely beaches that are less than 30 minutes away.
Hidden Gems for Washington D.C.
Sure, it’s the political capital of the United States, but Washington D.C. is so much more than its politics. There is an incredible array of diverse eateries, cool bars, and a wealth of history, museums, and monuments.
Hidden Gems for Montenegro
The small, Adriatic country Montenegro offers everything you could wish for. Located in Europe, this European country is jammed pack with rivers, lakes and mountains. It is the perfect place for a little road trip.
Hidden Gems for Bangkok
With so many smells, tastes, sounds and sights of the traditional Thai culture, this metropolis can get quite overwhelming at your first visit . But Bangkok will never get boring. Stroll around, explore the temples and food markets and get a relaxing massage.
The greenest cities in the United Kingdom
When you live in a city, you can often find yourself feeling overwhelmed by the many buildings, constant traffic and the generally fast-paced environment. So, where better to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life and enjoy some fresh air and tranquillity than in a local park?