Investments

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News / Startups
Limehome attracts real estate and hotel investors
By Linda Fox | November 23, 2021
The funds enable Limehome to take advantage of the real estate development and management, as well as hotel, expertize of the participating companies. Read More
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Peek secures $80M Series C round led by ex-Airbnb exec
By Jill Menze | November 23, 2021
The round, which brings the tours and activities platform’s total funding to more than $100 million, was led by Laurence Tosi’s WestCap and Goldman Sachs. Read More
PhocusWire Pulse: Emerging Innovation
News / Technology
PhocusWire Pulse: Emerging Innovation
By PhocusWire | November 23, 2021
For our ninth event this year, we focus on emerging innovation as it relates to technology and processes impacting on the travel, tourism and hospitality sector in 2022. Read More
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News / Startups
Tier acquires Nextbike to round out micro-mobility service
By Linda Fox | November 23, 2021
Berlin-based Tier has purchased 100% of the shares in Nextbike in an all-cash transaction. Read More
Certares invests in agency network Avoya Travel
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Certares invests in agency network Avoya Travel
By Jaime Biesiada - Travel Weekly | November 23, 2021
Certares has many travel investments, including American Express Global Business Travel, Tripadvisor, AmaWaterways, Hertz, Latin American airlines Azul and LATAM, and tour operator G Adventures. Read More
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News / Technology
Connect&GO adds $3M investment for attractions tech push
By Linda Fox | November 22, 2021
Canada-based Connect&GO says its latest funding will go toward international expansion. Read More
Elude raises $3 million for budget-based travel booking app
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Elude raises $3 million for budget-based travel booking app
By Jill Menze | November 19, 2021
The seed round was led by ATX Venture Partners, bringing Los Angeles-based Elude's total funding to $5 million. Read More
VIDEO: An investor on why everything is hot right now
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VIDEO: An investor on why everything is hot right now
By Kevin May | November 19, 2021
Despite the sector being on its knees for the majority of the last two years, VCs are considering the industry as a market of opportunity as COVID-19 restrictions ease and consumers look to venture out... Read More
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News / Startups
Borrow A Boat raises £1.1M through crowdfunding
By Mitra Sorrells | November 18, 2021
Launched in 2017, Borrow A Boat’s platform includes both peer-to-peer listings as well as boat rental through traditional charter companies. Read More
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Revinate acquires AI messaging solution Go Moment
By Mitra Sorrells | November 17, 2021
The combined company will be called Revinate and Go Moment CEO Raj Singh will become chief strategy officer. Read More
VIDEO: SPACs and the future of travel investing
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VIDEO: SPACs and the future of travel investing
By PhocusWire | November 17, 2021
During a session at the Phocuswright Conference 2021 this week, a session on SPACs put the spotlight on the benefits and pitfalls of using the mechanism to go public. Read More
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News / Technology
CWT plans $100M technology investment
By Linda Fox | November 16, 2021
The travel management company's $100 million tech investment is part of its $350 million recapitalization program. Read More
Welcome to the Hot 25 Startups for 2022
News / Startups
Welcome to the Hot 25 Startups for 2022
By PhocusWire | November 15, 2021
PhocusWire presents the Hot 25 Travel Startups for 2022 - our annual list of new companies in travel, tourism and hospitality that we think will make a mark next year. Read More
Booking Holdings to acquire Getaroom for $1.2B
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Booking Holdings to acquire Getaroom for $1.2B
By Jill Menze | November 12, 2021
The B2B hotel room distributor will roll into Booking Holdings’ Priceline brand to form a new strategic partnerships business unit. Read More
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VIDEO: Trip.com Group on recovery investment strategies
By Mitra Sorrells | November 12, 2021
In an interview during WiT Experience Singapore 2021, Trip.com Group co-founder and executive chairman James Liang says the company is ready to return to a growth mindset. Read More