Group Travel

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News / Startups
Troop adds $11M in funding for meetings tech push
By Linda Fox | March 30, 2023
The investment was led by Durable Capital Partners and Madrona Venture Group with All Iron Ventures and Conexo Ventures also participating.   Read More
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News / Distribution
Accor unveils subscription cards for frequent travelers
By Linda Fox | March 15, 2023
The France-based hotel giant has unveiled All Plus ibis and All Plus Voyageur, to replace its ibis Business and Business Plus frequent traveler subscription services. Read More
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News / Startups
Wheel the World lands $6M to boost accessibility in travel
By Kathryn Walson | March 10, 2023
Founded in 2018, the San Francisco-based startup plans to expand its listings with the goal of having 12,000 travelers book through its platform by December 2024. Read More
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News / Online
TUI to launch loyalty program built on guest “convenience”
By Linda Fox | March 8, 2023
Sebastian Ebel, speaking at ITB in Berlin, says he has been impressed with what hotel groups such as Hilton have done, describing its program as a "convenience product." Read More
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News / Startups
El Camino Travel raises $1.1M following pivot to focus on women travelers
By Mitra Sorrells | February 24, 2023
El Camino Travel says it will use the funding to further develop its technology and build awareness of its brand as a “premium marketplace for women travelers." Read More
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News / Online
What’s next for travel in Asia?
By PhocusWire | February 10, 2023
Northstar Travel Group thought leaders discuss the reopening of China, travel tech developments and more.   Read More
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News / Startups
UnTours Foundation plans $10M investment for better tourism future
By Linda Fox | February 2, 2023
The foundation's partners include Expedia Group, TUI Care Foundation, Adventure Travel Trade Association, Flywire and B Tourism. Read More
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News / Online
Travelers seek more adventure, ways to pay, report shows
By Derek Catron | January 27, 2023
WeTravel's look at travel trends sees push for more customization and payment flexibility after COVID.   Read More
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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: SquadTrip’s all-in-one platform streamlines trip planning
By Kathryn Walson | January 25, 2023
SquadTrip provides an SaaS trip booking and marketing platform for group travel organizers and trip-bookers alike. Read More
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News / Online
Could “save now buy later” take off in travel?
By Kathryn Walson | January 19, 2023
With SNBL, a traveler creates an account to save toward a goal - such as a trip - and their savings are boosted by financial incentives and discounts from supplier partners.  Read More
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News / Online
Active Travel acquires cycling business of Inspired Italy
By Linda Fox | January 10, 2023
The acquisition gives Active Travel Group a platform for cycle operations in Tuscany and Umbria and brings its operating bases to six across the U.K., France and now Italy. Read More
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News / Online
WeTravel CEO steps aside, takes product role
By Linda Fox | January 6, 2023
Co-founder and CEO Johannes Koeppel moves to the role of chief product officer for the company, which claims to have seen double-digit client and transaction volume growth since 2021. Read More
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News / Technology
RateGain rounds out offering with acquisition of Adara
By Linda Fox | January 3, 2023
The combination of RateGain and Adara will offer travel companies travel intent data as well as pricing and inventory intelligence. Read More
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Opinion / Technology
Boosting airline revenue through next-gen group booking tech
By Ananth Narasimhan - Infiniti Software Solutoins | December 21, 2022
Most airlines are missing out on optimizing a revenue stream that has the potential to deliver up to a 28% increase to the bottom line — group bookings. Read More
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Interview / Startups
Video: Joyned - Phocuswright Conference Launch Innovator
By PhocusWire | December 8, 2022
Joyned is a social commerce-as-a-service website add-on that enables people to chat live and book together. Read More