Investments


Easol raises $4.5M to prepare for post-COVID activities rebound
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
News | Startups
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How I Got Here, episode 54 - Avi Brosh of Palisociety
By PhocusWire | March 4, 2021
Avi Brosh's move into the hotel sector from real estate was not driven by a desire to create identikit properties at either the budget or upmarket end of the sector, as he tells Mozio's David Litwak and... Read More
Interview | Online
Harvest Hosts raises $37M to expand its RV membership program
Harvest Hosts raises $37M to expand its RV membership program
By Jill Menze | March 3, 2021
Harvest Hosts lets travelers with RVs park at attractions such as wineries, farms and museums for unique overnight stays. Read More
News | Online
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Hertz devises restructuring plan after private equity injection
By Linda Fox | March 3, 2021
Investment firms Knighthead Capital and Certares Opportunities are committed to investing up to $4.2 billion. Read More
News | Distribution
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Kakao Mobility lands $200M investment, looks to growth
By Linda Fox | February 23, 2021
Kakao Mobility plans to lean on Carlyle's industry knowledge to speed up its growth strategy. Read More
News | Distribution
The vital, the obvious and the hopeful: Tech trends to watch in travel
The vital, the obvious and the hopeful: Tech trends to watch in travel
By Kevin May | February 22, 2021
We list some of the trends noted by a recent CBInsights report and how they might strike a chord with the industry's strategies to move forward in 2021. Read More
News | Technology
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Investment in digital channels a priority for airlines, OTAs
By Mitra Sorrells | February 22, 2021
Trustly asked leaders from European OTAs and airlines about the strategies they intend to use to improve their relationship with travelers. Read More
News | Online
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Jet-lag app creator Uplift Ventures closes $500K angel round
By Mitra Sorrells | February 19, 2021
Uplift Venture says it will use the money to develop the app and also a new solution for night shift workers. Read More
News | Startups
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Questo unlocks $1.5M in funding, targets tours in more U.S. cities
By Linda Fox | February 18, 2021
Questo is aiming for 200 cities by the end of 2021, growing from over 100 where it currently has games available. Read More
News | Startups
How I Got Here, episode 52 - Jamie Wong of Vayable
How I Got Here, episode 52 - Jamie Wong of Vayable
By PhocusWire | February 18, 2021
It's not the most well-trodden path in online travel - from a producer on the hit The Daily Show With Jon Stewart to CEO of a tours and activities business. Read More
Interview | Online
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GetYourGuide adds €80M in financing to explore strategic investments
By Linda Fox | February 16, 2021
GetYourGuide’s latest funding follows a €114 million convertible note announced in October 2020. Read More
News | Online
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FantasticStay attracts €1.3M investment, plans expansion and vacation rental tech development
By Linda Fox | February 16, 2021
Rental technology startup FantasticStay acquired rival Vreasy last year and plans expansion following its latest round of funding. Read More
News | Startups
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Luxury Escapes acquires Porter & Sail mobile concierge technology
By Linda Fox | February 12, 2021
Caitlin Zaino, co-founder and CEO of Porter & Sail, joins Luxury Escapes as part of the acquisition of the mobile concierge technology. Read More
News | Technology
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BusUp accelerates away with $6M in funding
By Linda Fox | February 11, 2021
BusUp is looking to expand in the U.S. and sees growing demand for commuter mobility services from corporates. Read More
News | Startups
G Adventures gets financial backing from Certares
G Adventures gets financial backing from Certares
By Kevin May | February 11, 2021
It is only the second time in the brand's history that it has disclosed external funding, although both occasions were via private equity agreements. Read More
News | Online
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