GetYourGuide acquires Gidsy

gidsyGetYourGuide, a spin-off of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and an online portal for tours and activities at destinations across the globe, has acquired Gidsy. Gidsy is a Berlin-based, peer-to-peer platform for discovering local experiences and things to do. GetYourGuide will integrate Gidsy’s marketplace of  experiences and make them bookable on Gidsy’s full team will join GetYourGuide. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Gidsy has been backed by Sunstone Capital, Index Ventures and by names such as Werner Vogels, Christophe Maire and Ashton Kutcher.

“GetYourGuide is very excited to gain Gidsy’s great expertise and know-how in the world of online tours andgetyourguide activities,” said Johannes Reck, CEO of GetYourGuide. “By combining Gidsy’s proven excellence in design and expertise in building engaging mobile and social experiences with GetYourGuide’s fast-growing web platform and strong distribution network, we are positioned to completely transform the way travel activities are discovered, bought and sold. Thanks to this move, GetYourGuide is providing consumers with an unmatched resource for  finding and booking travel experiences.”

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