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Via 200M investment
Despite difficult times, ride-share company Via lands $200M investment
By Steven Lerner | March 31, 2020
 Real-time ride-sharing company Via is now valued at a $2.25 billion thanks to a new $200 million Series E investment.   Read More
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WEBINAR REPLAY! How to build highly optimized web architectures in the travel industry
By PhocusWire | March 27, 2020
In this webinar, Fastly customers Loveholidays and Holiday Extras will discuss how moving away from complexity empowered their developers to build better web experiences. Read More
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InPhocus, episode 3 - Living with the virus, thinking about a reset for tourism
InPhocus, episode 3 - Living with the virus, thinking about a reset for tourism
By PhocusWire | March 27, 2020
Destination specialist Doug Lansky to gives his account of contracting coronavirus and shares his perspective on the current climate for destinations and what could (or should) happen next. Read More
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Electric air taxi company Lilium raises $240M toward developing regional service
Electric air taxi company Lilium raises $240M toward developing regional service
By Steven Lerner | March 24, 2020
The German company is developing an emissions-free, vertical takeoff air taxi that it plans to operate with a regional mobility service as early as 2025. Read More
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Ixigo moves deeper into bus travel with investment in GogoBus
By Mitra Sorrells | March 5, 2020
India-based online travel agency Ixigo is investing in the first round of funding for smart bus startup GogoBus. Read More
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U.K. startup Five raises $41M to build out self-driving technology
U.K. startup Five raises $41M to build out self-driving technology
By Jill Menze | March 5, 2020
The Series B round brings the self-driving technology company's total funding to $77 million. Read More
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Alphabet’s autonomous vehicle unit Waymo rides off with $2.25B investment
By Steven Lerner | March 4, 2020
Waymo, the autonomous vehicle subsidiary of Google’s parent Alphabet Inc., is welcoming its first external investment in its 11-year existence. Read More
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Corporate travel industry could see $47B per month hit from coronavirus
By Linda Fox | March 2, 2020
In a GBTA survey, two thirds of companies have cancelled a “few” meetings or events while 18% say they have cancelled “many” and 25% have cancelled “some.” Read More
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VIDEO: Iomob - Battleground winner interview Travel Technology Europe 2020
By PhocusWire | March 2, 2020
Iomob has built an enterprise grade Mobility as a Service (MaaS) platform for major travel and transportation clients. Read More
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Grab raises $856M to grow financial services, digital payments in Southeast Asia
By Steven Lerner | February 25, 2020
Super app Grab has secured a pair of investments totaling $856 million, fueling the so-called decacorn’s latest amplification into financial services and digital payments. Read More
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RailYatri’s smart bus network IntrCity raises funds to expand its fleet in India
RailYatri’s smart bus network IntrCity raises funds to expand its fleet in India
By Steven Lerner | February 25, 2020
India-based travel app RailYatri has landed Rs 100 core (about $13.8 million) as it seeks to grow its IntrCity SmartBus network. Read More
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TIER Mobility bolsters Series B funding to $100M, eyes e-scooter expansion
TIER Mobility bolsters Series B funding to $100M, eyes e-scooter expansion
By Steven Lerner | February 24, 2020
European e-scooter provider TIER Mobility has augmented its Series B round to more than $100 million with additional equity and debt funding. Read More
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Lyft achieves first billion-dollar revenue quarter, keeps 2021 profitability target date in place
Lyft achieves first billion-dollar revenue quarter, keeps 2021 profitability target date in place
By Steven Lerner | February 12, 2020
 As Lyft tries to recover from its first less-than-stellar year in the public markets, the ride-sharing company showed significant improvement in its fiscal year 2019 result.   Read More
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Travel tech pros put sustainability behind economy as key challenges for 2020
By Linda Fox | February 10, 2020
A Travel Technology Europe survey highlights economic uncertainty as the greatest challenge facing the industry - but sustainability and climate change follow close behind. Read More
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Tourlane offsets carbon emissions for itself and travelers in 2020
By Linda Fox | February 7, 2020
The Berlin-based company, which specializes in tailor-made trips, included estimated emissions from operations as well as those generated by customers from flights, accommodation, ground transport and... Read More
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