And last week, news that the leader in the Asia market, HotelQuickly, has raised another US$4.5 million funding, led by Japanese fund GREE and William Heinecke of Thailand’s Minor International, seems to indicate that investors are buying into the promised land of same-day bookings in the region. The market in the US is currently estimated at US$15 billion a year. So when will HotelTonight enter Asia? Web In Travel asked Sam Shank, HotelTonight’s CEO the question after the news of HotelQuickly’s new funding. “Over the last year we’ve added 12 countries and more than 300 destinations, and we’re not taking our foot off the gas anytime soon. That being said, our success rests on fully understanding each new market we launch into, and Asia will be no exception.” Get the full story at Web In Travel