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STARTUP STAGE: Refundit automates VAT refund for travelers, retailers and governments
By Mitra Sorrells | February 15, 2019
Refundit automates the VAT, or value-added tax, refund process for tourists visiting the European Union. Read More
Interview | Startups
TripAdvisor full year earnings 2018
TripAdvisor credits “reinvigorated” hotel segment, sees growth in experiences and restaurants during 2018
By Mitra Sorrells | February 13, 2019
TripAdvisor reports improved hotel segment profitability and growing experiences and restaurants for 2018 financial results. Read More
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Expedia earnings full year 2018
Expedia reports double-digit growth in key metrics in 2018, continues international push
By Mitra Sorrells | February 8, 2019
Expedia Group turned in strong figures for 2018 as it looks to continuing strengthening its product in new international markets. Read More
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Festicket adds $4.6M to expand festival travel packages platform
Festicket adds $4.6M to expand festival travel packages platform
By Linda Fox | February 5, 2019
Festicket adds a further $4.6 million in funding, hot on the heels of its recent $10.5 million Series D round. Read More
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Uplift banks $123M round to expand travel payment service on multiple fronts
By Kevin May | January 23, 2019
A $123 million financing round led by Madrone Capital Partners brings the total invested in the company to around $220 million. Read More
News | Technology
VIDEO: Uplift - Launch pitch at Phocuswright 2018
VIDEO: Uplift - Launch pitch at Phocuswright 2018
By Kevin May | January 18, 2019
Uplift is the leading provider of flexible, seamless, pay-over-time consumer financing solutions for the travel industry. Read More
Interview | Technology
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
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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
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VIDEO: Affirm - Launch pitch at Phocuswright 2018
VIDEO: Affirm - Launch pitch at Phocuswright 2018
By Kevin May | December 27, 2018
Affirm allows your customers to pay for their trips over time via monthly installments offered at the point of sale. Read More
Interview | Technology
Uber up next in ride-hailing IPO frenzy
Uber up next in ride-hailing IPO frenzy
By Kevin May | December 10, 2018
Not to be undone by its ride-hailing rival, Uber has become the second brand in the space of a few days to declare its intention to list on the public financial markets. Read More
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Grab plots new sector strategy, invests $100M in OYO
Grab plots new sector strategy, invests $100M in OYO
By Kevin May | December 10, 2018
OYO has confirmed that it took $100 million in funding from ride-hailing app Grab during its last capital-raising round. Read More
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Lyft first out of the ride-hailing blocks with filing for IPO
Lyft first out of the ride-hailing blocks with filing for IPO
By Kevin May | December 6, 2018
Ride-hailing service Lyft will be the first of the big U.S. brands to test their model on the public financial markets. Read More
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ConnexPay - Summit pitch winner at Phocuswright 2018
ConnexPay - Summit pitch winner at Phocuswright 2018
By Kevin May | December 5, 2018
ConnexPay is transforming how travel companies accept cards & pay for travel to save millions of dollars in fees. Read More
Interview | Startups
Airplus partners with Pana for app-based booking and payment service
Airplus partners with Pana for app-based booking and payment service
By Linda Fox | November 23, 2018
Travel payments specialist AirPlus International is hoping to improve the travel process for non-employee business travel following a partnership with Pana. Read More
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Veltra activity booking platform prepares for IPO, closes City Discovery brand
Veltra activity booking platform prepares for IPO, closes City Discovery brand
By Kevin May | November 22, 2018
Japan-based Veltra, a major tours and activities brand serving the Asia Pacific region, is to file for an IPO by the end of 2018. Read More
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