Sounding Off: Buzzwords “metaverse” and “NFTs” may be all buzz in travel
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Sounding Off: Buzzwords “metaverse” and “NFTs” may be all buzz in travel
By PhocusWire January 21, 2022
Applications of metaverse and NFT technologies in travel are vague at best. Read More
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TUI and Greece launch sustainable tourism initiative
By Mitra Sorrells January 21, 2022
Known as the Rhodes Co-Lab, the effort will include the development and testing of solutions on the island that could then be shared more broadly, as well as the creation of a think tank. Read More
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Airbnb adds guest insurance, partial credit for some COVID-related cancellations
By Mitra Sorrells January 20, 2022
Airbnb is dedicating $20 million in coupons for guests that have cancelled due to COVID-related government mandates.  ... Read More
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Travelers willing to pay more, use loyalty points for trips in 2022
By Jill Menze January 20, 2022
An Expedia Group report reveals Gen Z travelers have the most loyalty points stockpiled for trips.... Read More
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Brazilian rental startup Tabas raises $14M led by Blueground
By Mitra Sorrells January 20, 2022
Founded in 2020, Tabas has 360 furnished, tech-enabled apartments in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro that are available for stays of at least one month.  ... Read More
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On the Beach bets on long haul to drive recovery
By Linda Fox January 19, 2022
In full-year 2021 results, On the Beach Group reported revenue of £21.2 million compared with £33.7 million in 2020 and £104 million in £2019.... Read More

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Outdoor experience tech company The Wanderlust Group raises $30M
Founded in 2014, TWG is the parent brand to Dockwa, which connects boaters and marinas, and... Read more
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The consumer trends seeping into the travel industry
According to a Euromonitor report, consumer attitudes have shifted in areas like climate and... Read more
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Wayve drives off with $200M to scale autonomous mobility tech
London-based Wayve has raised $258 million in total. Read more
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TUI adds machine learning to optimize its shared-transfer platform
The new platform, created in collaboration with Mobi Systems, automatically updates routes as needed... Read more
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Sonder debuts on public markets
Sonder has closed its business combination with Gores Metropoulos II and is trading under the symbol... Read more
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Marriott partners with robotics startup to reimagine guest rooms
As part of the hotel’s new Marriott Design Lab, Marriott is partnering with Ori to create flexible and... Read more
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