Food and Dining

softbank invests in yanolja
News / Online
SoftBank invests $1.7B into South Korean travel platform Yanolja
By Jill Menze | July 16, 2021
According to Yanolja, despite the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the company achieved both net growth and gains in operating profit last year. Read More
VIDEO: Table4One - Launch pitch at Phocuswright Europe 2021
Interview / Online
VIDEO: Table4One - Launch pitch at Phocuswright Europe 2021
By PhocusWire | July 6, 2021
Travelling on business? No need to eat alone. Real-world networking for solo business travelers. Read More
Uber minimizes losses, hits gross bookings high in Q1 2021
News / Online
Uber minimizes losses, hits gross bookings high in Q1 2021
By Jill Menze | May 5, 2021
For Q1 2021, Uber recorded a net loss of $108 million compared to a net loss of $968 million in Q4 2020. Read More
VIDEO: TikTok on next-generation travel marketing on social media
News / Online
VIDEO: TikTok on next-generation travel marketing on social media
By PhocusWire | May 3, 2021
Speaking at PhocusWire Pulse: A New Age For Social Media, TikTok brand partnerships lead for travel Hannah Bennett explains why TikTok is an ecosystem ripe for marketers to exploit. Read More
marriott-uber
News / Online
Marriott partners with Uber to expand Bonvoy loyalty program
By Jill Menze | April 15, 2021
Marriott Bonvoy members can earn points by ordering food delivery via Uber Eats or requesting select Uber rides. Read More
Hard-Rock-Hotel-Treats
News / Online
My Method... How Hotel Treats helped properties earn valuable revenue during the pandemic
By Kasia Pankowska - Hotel Treats | March 29, 2021
Hotel Treats helped Hard Rock Hotels earn $1.5 million through vouchers during the pandemic. Read More
Why hoteliers should consider a phased approach to a revenue rebound
Opinion / Distribution
Why hoteliers should consider a phased approach to a revenue rebound
By Klaus Kohlmayr - IDeaS | March 24, 2021
The sector needs a better understanding of data, insight into what is driving today’s consumer, untapped innovation, new leadership roles and the agility to keep up with demand. Read More
launchtrip-preseed-round
News / Startups
Group travel startup Launchtrip raises $3.8M pre-seed round
By Mitra Sorrells | March 18, 2021
The startup will offer its app in beta this summer with 200,000 hotels in seven U.S. cities. Read More
How travel brands are using Apple's App Clip to drive engagement, touchless experiences
News / Technology
How travel brands are using Apple's App Clip to drive engagement, touchless experiences
By Jill Menze | March 16, 2021
Brands including KKday, Caesars Entertainment and Expedia Group have developed App Clip solutions to provide a frictionless experience for travelers while increasing customer engagement. Read More
Spend more, stay longer: The consumer trends driving travel in 2021
News / Online
Spend more, stay longer: The consumer trends driving travel in 2021
By Jill Menze | March 9, 2021
According to the American Express Travel: Global Travel Trends Report, consumers are approaching travel in 2021 with a new mindset. Read More
Easol raises $4.5M to prepare for post-COVID activities rebound
News / Startups
Easol raises $4.5M to prepare for post-COVID activities rebound
By Jill Menze | March 4, 2021
Notion Capital led the round into "experience commerce" platform Easol, which supports businesses such as adventure trips and festivals. Read More
Booking Holdings focuses on payment platform, connected trip and U.S. growth as 2020 revenue drops 55%
News / Online
Booking Holdings focuses on payment platform, connected trip and U.S. growth as 2020 revenue drops 55%
By Mitra Sorrells | February 24, 2021
Booking Holdings CEO Glenn Fogel says the company is focusing on products and strategies that can help the company grow as travel resumes. Read More
Uber reports uptick in revenue as delivery remains bright spot
News / Online
Uber reports uptick in revenue as delivery remains bright spot
By Jill Menze | February 10, 2021
Uber boosted its revenue by 13% to $3.2 billion in the fourth quarter of 2020. Read More
CLEAR raises $100M to expand beyond aviation
News / Technology
CLEAR raises $100M to expand beyond aviation
By Jill Menze | February 9, 2021
Investors in the round include Danny Meyer’s Enlightened Hospitality Investments, NFL investment arm 32 Equity and the Partnership Fund for New York City. Read More
Uber acquires alcohol delivery service Drizly in $1.1B deal
News / Online
Uber acquires alcohol delivery service Drizly in $1.1B deal
By Jill Menze | February 2, 2021
As part of the deal, Drizly will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Uber, and its marketplace will be integrated with the Uber Eats app. Read More