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News / Startups
Atly plots mapping platform updates with $18M investment
By Linda Fox May 31, 2023
Investment in the Israel-based company has come from Target Global, Tal Ventures and FKA Brands. Read More
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News / Startups
Hostaway raises $175M for vacation rental tech expansion
By Linda Fox May 31, 2023
Hostaway, which launched in 2016, plans to put the funds towards recruitment, strengthening customer service and further growth, with acquisitions potentially in the cards. Read More
News / Online
Visa wait times remain top concern at U.S. travel conference
By Johanna Jainchill – Travel Weekly May 31, 2023
A meeting between destination leaders and officials from the State Department at U.S. Travel’s annual IPW conference is giving travel leaders hope that the backlog on long visa wait times will soon be addressed.  ... Read More
News / Technology
China's Letsfly to “go deep” into low-cost airline content
By Yeoh Siew Hoon – Web In Travel May 30, 2023
The flight platform, which started in 2014, is now connected to 50 low-cost carriers and aims to increase that to 60 by the third quarter.  ... Read More
News / Startups
HostGPO raises $6M to fuel expansion efforts
By Derek Catron May 26, 2023
Navitas Capital led the round alongside Omnia Partners. Also investing in the round are 75&Sunny, Brian Lee and PAR Capital Ventures.... Read More
News / Distribution
4 things to know about the future of the U.S. hotel market
By Phocuswright Research May 26, 2023
High demand lifted average daily rates and occupancy, leading to a record-breaking 2022 for the U.S. hotel and lodging market as room revenue swept past pre-pandemic highs.  ... Read More

News / Technology
Microsoft: New AI plugins coming from Tripadvisor,, Skyscanner and more
Five travel brands are among the companies developing AI plugins accessible in both ChatGPT and all of... Read more
News / Technology
Travel’s ChatGPT adventure raises hopes and questions
PhocusWire’s latest roundup of how travel companies are utilizing ChatGPT shows a wide range of... Read more
Opinion / Online
6 ways visual UGC is evolving in the travel sector
Authentic, visual user-generated content shared on the likes of TikTok, Instagram and other social... Read more
News / Online
Getting ahead of Chinese traveler trends and behavior
The reopening of China at the beginning of the year resulted in an immediate booking spike. Now new... Read more
News / Distribution
Hotelbeds CEO: Sustainable travel is “nonnegotiable”
Nicolas Huss spoke with PhocusWire about travel technology, ChatGPT and the importance of... Read more
News / Online
Grab looks to further efficiency gains via generative AI
During the Singapore-based company's first quarter 2023 earnings, co-founder, chairman and chief... Read more

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