Tiqets, a platform for booking museums and other attractions, raises $60M led by Airbnb

Airbnb is best known for being the place you go to book a place to stay when travelling that’s not a hotel. Today, it’s making an investment in a startup that points to its bigger interest in being a go-to destination for experiences and all things tourism, too. Tiqets, a startup out of Amsterdam that has built a platform for booking tickets for museums and other attractions, has raised $60 million in a Series C round led by the travel giant to expand its platform and wider business. Tiqets has sold millions of tickets in over 60 countries to date, it says.

The investment also includes backing from previous investors Investion and HPE Growth, and it brings the total raised by Tiqets to $100 million. Luuc Elzinga, the CEO and co-founder of Tiqets, said the startup is not disclosing its valuation but said it was “really happy” with the number.

This is, for now, a financial investment for Airbnb rather than a strategic one. In other words, the two companies have yet to work together, said Elzinga, although that is the hope longer term. “Airbnb will be involved in the business,” he said, “and that’s interesting because we can

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