ABOUT THE COMPANY
Tourlane is Europe’s fastest-growing planning and booking service for expert-made dream vacations. The company combines proprietary technology with the knowledge of specialized travel experts for a seamless booking experience. It allows travelers to affordably plan and book personalized, multi-day trips online to over 50 destinations. Convenient and simple, it removes the hassle of coordinating and booking specialty travel from various operators. Tourlane raised $81 million in funding from some of the industry's most renowned venture capital firms: HV, Sequoia Capital, Spark Capital and DN Capital. They are rapidly expanding, offering multi-language service in several markets across Europe.
HOW IT ALL STARTED
Julian Weselek and Julian Stiefel (“The Julians”), founded Tourlane in 2016 to shake up the industry. Seeing opportunity in the fragmented marketplace of individual travel they decided to create the ‘first global virtual travel agency’. The Julians and Christian Saller from HV first met in 2016, after being introduced by common friends. Both sides immediately clicked: Christian had finally found the right team to back in the massive individual travel market, at which he had looked for some time. And the Julians were happy to have found a partner with deep expertise and insight in the travel sector. Tourlane and HV have been working successfully together since then, with Christian acting as chairman of the Tourlane board.
"A TRIP IS A PUZZLE, AND ON A PERFECT TRIP, ALL THE PIECES FIT TOGETHER SEAMLESSLY. OUR TECHNOLOGY ALLOWS US TO BUILD THESE COMPLEX ITINERARIES WITH EASE. WE’VE MADE A NEW EXPERIENCE IN TRAVEL USING TECHNOLOGY AND TRAVEL EXPERTISE. CUSTOMIZING VACATIONS PUTS MEANING BACK INTO TRAVEL."
With a completely new take on planning and booking vacations, Tourlane aims to become the world’s largest provider of individual travel. Leveraging technology and employee expertise customers get exceptional value for once-in-a-lifetime trips.