Finance


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News / Startups
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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News / Online
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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News / Online
Sonder debuts on public markets
By Mitra Sorrells | January 18, 2022
Sonder has closed its business combination with Gores Metropoulos II and is trading under the symbol SOND. Read More
VIDEO: Uplift on riding the buy-now-pay-later wave
News / Technology
VIDEO: Uplift on riding the buy-now-pay-later wave
By PhocusWire | January 14, 2022
CEO Brian Barth discusses how the concept might evolve next, usage rates of the services, partner trends and how subscription models fit in. Read More
WATCH: Digital travel revenues bounce back as recovery kicks in
News / Online
WATCH: Digital travel revenues bounce back as recovery kicks in
By PhocusWire | January 14, 2022
Most of the publicly traded digital travel companies posted significant upticks in their results in Q3 2021, especially in revenue as customers took trips for the first time since the onset of the... Read More
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News / Startups
European camping platform JetCamp raises €500K to accelerate growth
By Mitra Sorrells | January 12, 2022
JetCamp’s website offers information such as availability and pricing in 10 languages for nearly 23,000 verified campsites and holiday parks across Europe. Read More
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News / Distribution
HomeToGo finishes 2021 with record booking revenue
By Mitra Sorrells | January 12, 2022
HomeToGo CEO Patrick Andrae says he’s confident about the future as the newly listed company starts the year with a booking revenue backlog of €19 million.   Read More
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News / Online
Car-sharing platform Turo files for IPO
By Jill Menze | January 11, 2022
Turo revenue jumped 207% to $330.5 million for the nine months ending September 30, 2021.   Read More
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News / Online
Bolt raises a €628M round, wants a role in congestion-free and sustainable cities
By Linda Fox | January 11, 2022
This latest and largest round for Estonia-based Bolt comes on top of a €600 million investment announced in August 2021. Read More
VIDEO: Trivago on the industry's game of chess in multiple areas
News / Online
VIDEO: Trivago on the industry's game of chess in multiple areas
By PhocusWire | January 10, 2022
Axel Hefer knows that to navigate the coronavirus, continue to grow his company Trivago and stay on top of new technology is like playing the famous strategic game every day on many fronts. Read More
Sounding Off: Startups going for a big buck don't always get a big win
Interview / Startups
Sounding Off: Startups going for a big buck don't always get a big win
By PhocusWire | January 7, 2022
Hopefully the days of creating fancy office environments are over, as well as other items that could be fairly described as luxuries for a new business. Read More
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Opinion / Technology
Four trends shaping travel fintech in 2022
By Jean-Christophe Lacour and Damian Alonso - Amadeus | January 7, 2022
Amadeus payment executives offer thoughts on what to expect in the rapidly developing world of financial technology solutions for travel.    Read More
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News / Startups
Spectaflow adds €1.7M for hotel operations tech
By Linda Fox | January 6, 2022
Iceland-based Spectaflow has raised a total of €2.5 million, created in 2019, including this latest funding. Read More
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News / Startups
TheUp touts hospitality super app development with £7M investment
By Linda Fox | January 6, 2022
London-based TheUp, which started as mobile phone charging business ChargeUp, before pivoting to a mobile order and pay application, ServedUp, wants to create a “super app” for hospitality. Read More
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News / Startups
Travel startup founders on the complexities of fundraising
By Mitra Sorrells | January 6, 2022
With investors showing more interest in travel, founders explain how they make decisions about fundraising. Read More