SAN FRANCISCO LONDON AMSTERDAM July 19, 2011
The Gekko Facebook app collects and organizes travel recommendations from friends; introduces a one-click "Request-a-Deal" button which lets hotels, restaurants and bars reply directly with personalized offers; allows Facebook-only deals targeting travelers based on their tastes; and allows users to book at the best available price.
Michel Cassius YoYo Games
Gekko has partnerships with Booking.com, Expedia, TripAdvisor, Hotels.com, TravelIntelligence.com, LateRooms.com, TravelNow.com, LastMinute.com, Venere and Hotels Combined. Gekko is a venture-backed company; its initial funding was led by Velocity Capital.