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News / Startups
Legends wins Phocuswright/WiT Global Startup Pitch
By Mitra Sorrells October 4, 2023
A panel of industry leaders selected travel personalization solution Legends as the winner of the competition while SquadTrip won the People's Choice Award. Read More
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News / Startups
Travel insurtech startup BeSafe Group closes €3M round
By Mitra Sorrells October 3, 2023
Founded in 2018, Rome-based BeSafe said it has insured more than 250,000 travelers and has a network of more than 1,600 customers, including hotels, tour operators and travel agencies. Read More
News / Online
JetBlue files complaint against Amsterdam flight caps
By Donna M. Airoldi – Business Travel News October 2, 2023
The airline filed a complaint with the U.S. DOT against the Netherlands and EU opposing upcoming flight caps at Schiphol Airport.  ... Read More
News / Online
Two new distributors tap TourRadar's API to sell organized adventures
By Morgan Hines October 2, 2023
As experiences gain dominance in consumers' travel planning, LocalAdventures and Travlr are using TourRadar's API to offer thousands of options to their customers. ... Read More
News / Startups
Safely raises $8M for its short-term rental insurance and screening tools
By Mitra Sorrells October 2, 2023
Since its founding, Safely has raised more than $20 million in a combination of funding and venture debt and has insured more than four million nights.... Read More
News / Startups
MeetingPackage announces $4.6M in Series A funding
By Morgan Hines October 2, 2023
The Finland-based company provides hotels software to digitize the sale and management of their meeting and event spaces, integrated with property management systems.  ... Read More

News / Online
Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi optimistic about its travel future
Uber has seen a positive response to travel features it launched in the United Kingdom and is looking... Read more
News / Distribution
3 key insights from aviation chiefs at the World Aviation Festival
PhocusWire recaps what the bosses of Emirates, IAG, TAP Air Portugal, Pegasus and IATA said about the... Read more
Opinion / Technology
Travel SEO in the world of AI “answer engines”
After years of being cut out of the SEO action, is it wishful thinking to wonder if there’s a... Read more
News / Technology
Sabre launches AI-based seat upgrade tool in collaboration with Google, Hopper
Sabre built its new solution in partnership with Hopper, which has just renamed its B2B product... Read more
News / Startups
NUMA raises $59M to grow its hospitality brand across Europe
NUMA has more than 4,500 rooms and apartments in 10 countries across 28 cities in Europe including... Read more
News / Distribution
Airline ancillary revenue hit $69B in 2022, beating 2019 levels
The top five U.S. airlines - Alaska, American Airlines, Delta, United and Southwest - generated... Read more

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