Companies


In the Big Chair - Nicolas Brusson of BlaBlaCar
In the Big Chair - Nicolas Brusson of BlaBlaCar
By Linda Fox | March 15, 2019
BlaBlaCar is an online marketplace for carpooling. Founded in France is 2006, it has since grown to cover additional markets and has widened its offerings to other transport modes. Read More
Interview | Online
Secret Escapes buys into Ireland with the acquisition of Empathy Marketing
Secret Escapes buys into Ireland with the acquisition of Empathy Marketing
By Linda Fox | February 11, 2019
Secret Escapes is expanding its presence to Ireland with the acquisition of the company behind Pigsback, TheDiningRoom and LuxuryBreaks. Read More
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Halo Travel unveiled to bring booking and payments via voice assistant
Halo Travel unveiled to bring booking and payments via voice assistant
By Linda Fox | January 14, 2019
WEX and AI.io have partnered to launch Halo Travel, a voice-activated travel booking assistant. Read More
News | Technology
CES 2019: Carnival's innovation chief on overused words and realistic goals in digital
CES 2019: Carnival's innovation chief on overused words and realistic goals in digital
By Linda Fox | January 11, 2019
A snapshot of views on innovation and disruption from Carnival Corporation's chief experience and innovation officer. Read More
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VIDEO: Kiwi.com - Launch pitch at Phocuswright 2018
VIDEO: Kiwi.com - Launch pitch at Phocuswright 2018
By Kevin May | January 11, 2019
Harnessing the power of virtual interlining, Kiwi.com has gone further and made a suite of travel technology platforms available to travel agents and third parties. Read More
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IATA Pay looks to reduce payment costs for airlines, completes first test
By Linda Fox | January 9, 2019
IATA Pay, a partnership between Ipagoo and IATA, completes its first test with airlines in a live environment. Read More
News | Technology
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Blablacar drives off with €101M in funding, plans intermodal transport platform
By Linda Fox | November 13, 2018
A significant funding round for Blablacar as it partners with SNCF and looks to widen its own offering. Read More
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In the green room at Phocuswright with... Ruzwana Bashir
By PhocusWire | November 2, 2018
As co-founder and CEO of Peek, Ruzwana Bashir has steered the tours and activities company through a number of funding rounds in recent years as well as the acquisition of rival Zozi in early 2017. At... Read More
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TAKE A SURVEY: Gender parity in travel and technology
By PhocusWire | October 26, 2018
Phocuswright is engaging its community to help find out where the industry stands on gender parity. Read More
News | Technology
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STARTUP STAGE: KeyoCoin helps independent travel companies through universal rewards program
By Linda Fox | October 10, 2018
KeyoCoin is a blockchain-based travel rewards cryptocurrecy and platform that aims to get independent travel businesses in front of consumers, as well as provide them with a rewards program.  Read More
Interview | Startups
Evaneos raises $80M, eyes U.S expansion
Evaneos raises $80M, eyes U.S expansion
By Linda Fox | September 11, 2018
The France-based multi-day tours specialist has attracted $80 million in funding, bringing its total investment to date into three figures. Read More
News | Online
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CheckMyBus stops for £1.4M in Series A funding
CheckMyBus, the long-distance bus metasearch platform, brings in £1.4 million in Series A funding. Read More
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