June 2, 2021
Mapify joins HomeToGo
Mapify x HomeToGo

Berlin, Thursday June 3rd 2021 - Today, Mapify is announcing it has been acquired by HomeToGo. HomeToGo has the world’s largest selection of vacation rentals, listing millions of vacation rental offers from thousands of trusted partners. The Berlin based company operates 23 local apps and websites across Europe, North America, South America, Australia and Asia-Pacific. It also includes brands such as Tripping, Wimdu and CASAMUNDO.

About Mapify

Mapify, incubated with support from the MIT Sandbox Innovation Fund, and founded in 2017 by David Pflugpeil, Tobias Schnorpfeil, Magnus Langanke, Sebastian Haede and Patrick Haede, enables travelers around the globe to share their experiences with a community of adventurers. To create a seamless end-to-end trip experience, the company lets travelers book trips that have been shared on the platform, providing them with a full suite of transportation, housing and experiences. Today, Mapify’s community encompasses more than a quarter million travelers with immersive travel content in more than 190 countries.

Building a shared vision

Since its foundation, the Mapify platform has been hailed as the “Instagram’’ of travel, having acquired breathtaking user-generated and authentic travel content from around the world. Now, the founders of both Mapify and HomeToGo are planning to execute their vision together. Mapify’s founding team will stay engaged with HomeToGo as Product and Community advisors, moving forward the HomeToGo mobile product strategy and launching community efforts that will strengthen HomeToGo’s reach on Social platforms.

We started Mapify to initiate change in how travelers around the world discover, plan and book new adventures. We are beyond excited to bring this vision of building an end-to-end digital travel experience to new heights by joining the HomeToGo family.
- Patrick Haede, Co-Founder, Mapify

After our first conversations with the Mapify founders it quickly became clear that they have built something truly unique in the travel space - A vibrant community with high-quality content that empowers an outstanding upper-funnel experience. We strongly believe in their vision and look forward to welcoming their platform and expertise to the HomeToGo family.
- Wolfgang Heigl, Co-founder, HomeToGo

Defining the future of travel

As COVID-19 regulations are being lowered and travel rebounds, the Mapify founding team is looking ahead to an exciting time of travel resurgence. Working together with HomeToGo and its talented team will bring new opportunities that help define the future of travel.

The announcement today marks a new chapter for Mapify. Three years ago we started building our global community and after one year of a pandemic, we have now found a partner that will play a pivotal role in how travel is going to look in the future. We are excited about the journey ahead!
- Patrick Haede, Co-Founder, Mapify