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News / Startups
Startup accommodation platform CuddlyNest raises $3.5M
By Mitra Sorrells | October 14, 2021
Founded in 2017, CuddlyNest says it will use the funding to grow its team and add new product features.   Read More
Ex-British Airways CEO slams digitally naive airline sector
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Ex-British Airways CEO slams digitally naive airline sector
By Linda Fox | October 14, 2021
Digitally savvy customers have been trained to expect a new level of service from online retailers and airlines stand to lose out when it comes to discretionary spend, says Alex Cruz. Read More
VIDEO: The Big Picture issues in alternative accommodation
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VIDEO: The Big Picture issues in alternative accommodation
By PhocusWire | October 14, 2021
Witnesses to the meteoric rise of the alternative accommodation sector will know that its growth will continue to face a number of challenges alongside the obvious opportunities. Read More
TripActions raises $275M at $7.25B valuation
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TripActions raises $275M at $7.25B valuation
By Mitra Sorrells | October 13, 2021
 The funding comes less than nine months after TripActions' Series E round of $155 million in January. Read More
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Lola team finds home at Capital One
By Linda Fox | October 11, 2021
Lola's management say credit card and membership service Capital One is the "ideal place to continue the journey." Read More
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News / Startups
Airalo raises $5.4M for digital SIM marketplace
By Mitra Sorrells | October 11, 2021
Airalo plans to increase its global coverage and in-app services, add to its teams and further develop partnerships with telecom and travel companies.   Read More
WATCH: Digital travel revenues look upward as recovery begins
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WATCH: Digital travel revenues look upward as recovery begins
By PhocusWire | October 8, 2021
It's not a full-blown recovery across the industry just yet - but the uptick in revenues in the second quarter for publicly listed digital travel providers was substantial. Read More
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Vouch expands to Europe as it raises $1.1M seed round
By Mitra Sorrells | October 6, 2021
 Singapore-based Vouch, a PhocusWire Hot 25 Startup of 2021, provides artificial intelligence and chatbot-based solutions for hotels to streamline operations and enhance the guest experience.... Read More
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News
Airport transfer marketplace SmartRyde raises $1.6M Series A
By Mitra Sorrells | October 5, 2021
Founded in 2017, SmartRyde works with transportation operators at 700 airports in 150 countries.  Read More
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Dance adds €16.5M, plots e-bike expansion
By Linda Fox | September 29, 2021
The latest round of funding comes on top of a €15M investment for Dance a year ago. Read More
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Turismocity raises $6M and acquires Brazilian travel platform
By Mitra Sorrells | September 27, 2021
Argentina-based Turismocity says it is planning more acquisitions and investments as it aims to become one of the world's top travel companies. Read More
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Spanish mid-term housing rental platform Ukio raises $9M
By Mitra Sorrells | September 27, 2021
Founded in 2020, Ukio has 100 apartments in Barcelona and Madrid with plans to grow to 700 across six European capitals by the end of 2022. Read More
VIDEO: A time for product to take center stage
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VIDEO: A time for product to take center stage
By PhocusWire | September 24, 2021
Nobody wants to say that took advantage of a global crisis - but the reality is that the last 20 months have seen a number of companies use the time to think deeply about their strategy. Read More
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Corporate travel startup backed by Concur founder launches with $41M raised
By Mitra Sorrells | September 23, 2021
Spotnana uses a cloud-based, API-friendly platform to provide unbundled travel services and automation to global corporations and travel companies. Read More
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Altacasa raises €2M for luxury second-home ownership platform
By Mitra Sorrells | September 22, 2021
London-based Altacasa is the third startup in the luxury home co-ownership space to announce funding in recent weeks. Read More