Tripping.com has received 16 Million investment from multiple investors including Steadfast Venture Capital and Enspire Capital. Enspire is based out of Singapore. Tripping can be considered as a vacation rental search engine, which operates through partnership with other booking websites like hipmunk, goseek, tripadvisor etc. Unlike Airbnb, Tripping’s role is limited to searching for a great deal; it doesn’t get involved in rental management.Those arrangments are handled by it’s partners on a commission basis.
CEO Jen O’Neal describes the company as “the first vacation rental search engine” working in partnership with worldwide agencies and has the entire range from budget rentals to luxury mansions.
Tripping has over five million listings in over 100,000 cities. The search filters are comprehensive – so it’s easy to narrow down on a property based on location, rates, amenities like Wifi, AC etc.
As of July 2015, the company has raised over $21 million USD.