Peek.com Strikes Partnership With Yelp, Raises Millions
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Peek.com is set to become the “Open Table” of the activities market. According to TechCrunch, “The Peek.com site features verified customer reviews, and shows activities’ availability, including for same day bookings.” And has raised $10 million in equity funding with the goal of boosting its profile within the tourism industry.
“Handing out clipboards and papers and pencils to your customers when you’re standing by the water about to go on an alligator tour isn’t particularly convenient,” CEO and co-founder Ruzwana Bashir told TechCrunch.
Investors in the company, which competes with Viator, Zozi and IfOnly.com, are all “high net-worth individuals and many have lauded its curated marketplace.
“Consumers expect immediate gratification across every product category from accommodation to ground transportation to travel activities….[Previously,] this was impossible for activities, as most inventory existed only on paper calendars. Buyers can now wake up in the morning and with a few taps on the phone book a fun adventure for that afternoon,” former CEO of Travelocity Carl Sparks told Tech Crunch.
Its partnership with Yelp is also a plus for the company in the tourism marketplace. To find out more, click here.
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