Travlr, a travel recommendation and booking site by the founders of The Bali Bible, has raised US$5 million in its Series A round of funding.
It secured its first round of funding from a syndicate of New Zealand investors via Suubee, a platform connecting investors, traders, venture capitalists and entrepreneurs.
The start-up, which now operates in Bali and Fiji, plans to launch into New Zealand, Seychelles, Indonesia and Ibiza.
It is looking to integrate blockchain functionality, artificial intelligence and augmented reality to the travel planning and booking experience going forward, said a press release.
The platform now curates huge volumes of recommendations, personalises these to specific interests and allows planning, booking and sharing.