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This French startup grabs €25M to allow travellers plan and book customised trips

Worldia team
Image credits: Worldia

At a time when the travel sector is witnessing a major transformation and there is a surge in customer demands for hyper-personalised and connected trip experiences, Paris-based Worldia stands out by providing unique custom trips to travellers. 

Grabbed €25M investment 

In a recent development, Worldia has grabbed €25 million in Series B funding. The investment round was led by Credit Mutuel Innovation (that backed Ganymed Robotics and Therapixel), Banque des Territoires (Caisse des Dépôts), and FrenchFounders. Existing investors Red River West, CapHorn, and RAISE Ventures also participated in the round. 

The traveltech company recently finalised a new version of its platform. Also, it will use the funds will fuel a new era for the scaleup with plans to make the tech available to travel operators across Europe and North America, unlocking new possibilities for planning, booking and operating travel. Already, Worldia has expanded into the German, Belgian, and Spanish markets and done a first pilot in the US.  

Grégoire Pasquet, co-founder and CEO at Worldia said, “Thanks to this new round of funding, we are excited to continue our mission of transforming the travel industry and unlocking new possibilities for both travel professionals and consumers. We’re ready to make our game-changing technology available on a global scale, allowing us to empower even more travel distributors with a connected trip experience.”

Guillaume Dhee & Erwan Bernard, Crédit Mutuel Innovation said, “Beyond the value proposition, we were quickly impressed by the management team, who showed great resilience during the Covid-19 crisis. Thanks to an experienced leadership team and state-of-the-art, innovative technology, Worldia has transformed the custom travel industry and has signed all the major references. We are proud to support the company in this new growth stage, marked by strong international growth.”

Antoine Troesch, Investment Director at Banque des Territoires added, “Banque des Territoires is particularly proud to take part in Worldia’s new round of funding. This investment represents a landmark for our strategy to help key travel tech companies grow. Worldia’s technology provides the leading solution for connected trips on the market.”

Customised vacations for travellers

Worldia was founded by Gregoire Pasquet, David Parlange, and Erwan Corre in 2012 in Paris. The online platform helps travellers plan and book customised travel itineraries for their vacations. The platform combines technology and human expertise to offer personalised travel experiences.

Worldia’s platform allows travelers to select destinations, activities, and accommodations as per their preferences and budget. Also, users can book flights, hotels, and activities directly through the platform. Worldia’s team of travel experts is available to provide personalised recommendations and advice to help travelers create their ideal itinerary. They also offer a range of curated travel experiences, including adventure travel, luxury travel, and family travel.

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