TravelPerk completes Series C round with an additional $60M in funding
By Linda Fox | July 18, 2019
TravelPerk has raised about $134 million in three rounds since launching in 2015. Read More
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Travelport sells Travelwire brand to Dolphin Dynamics
By Linda Fox | July 17, 2019
U.K-based Dolphin Dynamics is looking to boost its presents in the Nordics through the acquisition of Travelwire from Travelport. Read More
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In The Big Chair - Philipp Mintchin of Splyt
In The Big Chair - Philipp Mintchin of Splyt
By Linda Fox | July 17, 2019
Splyt began in London in 2015 as a competitor to Uber, but following regulatory roadblocks, it pivoted to the B2B service it offers today. Read More
Interview | Technology
Collinson looks to double lounge platform presence across India
By Linda Fox | July 16, 2019
Collinson plans to triple its investment in India with the development of more airport lounges as well as bespoke services in partnership with local companies. Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: Setoo wants to create love for travel insurance
STARTUP STAGE: Setoo wants to create love for travel insurance
By Linda Fox | July 5, 2019
The company's vision is to offer a B2B insurance service to online intermediaries so they build relevant products for consumers and earn valuable ancillary revenue. Read More
Interview | Startups
Grab helps with $8M investment in Splyt to expand partnership globally
By Linda Fox | June 26, 2019
Grab and Splyt say their shared vision is for travelers not to have to download local transportation apps or fall back on hailing taxis. Read More
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Mastercard makes experiences available via voice technology
Mastercard makes experiences available via voice technology
By Linda Fox | June 18, 2019
Mastercard has released an experiences skill for smart speakers such as Amazon Alexa and Google Home. Read More
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kiwi-general-atlantic-investment takes big investment as General Atlantic becomes majority owner
By Linda Fox | June 3, 2019
Private equity firm General Atlantic is believed to be investing more than $125 million to become the majority stakeholder in Read More
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VIDEO: How the travel industry is preparing for Brexit
By Linda Fox | May 21, 2019
Travel and tourism executives discuss Brexit plans during Phocuswright Europe 2019 in Amsterdam. Read More
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On the Beach reports revenue growth despite hit from Primera failure
By Linda Fox | May 15, 2019
On the Beach Group has reported a 56% drop to £400,000 in revenue for its international division for the half year ended March 31, 2019. Read More
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Finnair unveils NDC partner program (but won't surcharge agents for non-use)
By Linda Fox | May 10, 2019
Agents will have a number of ways to access content such as building a direct connect with Finnair via an NDC API or using aggregation platforms that use the NDC technology standard. Read More
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Culture Trip says online travel agency "bet" is close
By Linda Fox | May 7, 2019
The company raised $80 million last year and brought in former-Expedia U.K. managing director Andy Washington to help launch the OTA. Read More
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Tourlane quickly adds $47M, plans international expansion and product development
The business offers customers the expertise of travel agents combined with online booking - and it's now raised a total of $81 million in funding. Read More
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Northstar Travel Group acquires Travel Technology Europe owner Centaur Media Travel
By PhocusWire | April 10, 2019
Northstar Travel Group acquires Centaur Travel Media, owner of the Business Travel Show and Travel Technology Europe. Read More
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Travelstart looks to Middle East for growth
By Siew Hoon Yeoh - WebInTravel  | April 10, 2019
With South Africa as its home base and its businesses spread across the African continent, Travelstart believes its roots and experience make it well suited to take on the emerging and fragmented... Read More
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