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Travel payments, part 4: Hopes and hurdles for startups
Travel payments, part 4: Hopes and hurdles for startups
By Mitra Sorrells | June 24, 2019
In part four of our payments month them we talk to investors and entrepreneurs about the challenges and opportunities for startups in this space. Read More
News | Technology
VIDEO: Awaze on a vacation rental sector that is growing up
VIDEO: Awaze on a vacation rental sector that is growing up
By Kevin May | June 19, 2019
Henrik Kjellberg explains how the wider vacation rental market is adapting to consumer trends, what Awaze is doing to protect itself from the competition and where the sector needs to evolve Read More
News | Online
MagicStay raises €3M to expand business travel accommodation rental service
MagicStay raises €3M to expand business travel accommodation rental service
By Kevin May | June 19, 2019
The capital from representatives at Simmons & Simmons and Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking brings the total put into the vacation rental booking platform for corporate travelers... Read More
News | Online
GuestReady series A funding
GuestReady eyes future acquisitions with new $6M Series A funding
By Mitra Sorrells | June 18, 2019
GuestReady is planning future expansion boosted by a new investment of $6 million. Read More
News | Online
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In The Big Chair LIVE - Stephan Ekbergh of Travelstart
By Kevin May | June 12, 2019
The group's CEO is a DJ-turned-entrepreneur having founded brands such as MrJet in Sweden and, more recently alongside overseeing Travelstart, investing in other startups. Read More
Interview | Online
Booking Holdings funds part of $180M round into South Korean hotel site Yanolja
Booking Holdings funds part of $180M round into South Korean hotel site Yanolja
By Kevin May | June 11, 2019
The South Korea-based hotel booking website has now secured a total of $242 million in funding after landing the latest Series D round. Read More
News | Online
Collaboration, not competition, can make the travel industry a digital leader
Collaboration, not competition, can make the travel industry a digital leader
By Rom Hendler - InnoVel  | June 7, 2019
Travel, intangible and evolving, is a perfect example of a product particularly vulnerable to marketing myopia. So we should fix it, as an industry together. Read More
Opinion | Technology
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Mindsay adds $10M in Series A funding to expand chatbot service
By Linda Fox | May 29, 2019
Paris-based chatbot startup also took on a brand name after starting out as Destygo. Read More
News | Startups
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Ctrip sees huge potential in customized travel for growing affluent segment
By Linda Fox | May 24, 2019
Research from Ctrip and COTRI reveals the potential in the growing high-net income traveler segment. Read More
News | Online
VIDEO: When OYO Rooms bought @Leisure - anatomy of a deal
VIDEO: When OYO Rooms bought @Leisure - anatomy of a deal
By Kevin May | May 24, 2019
@Leisure's CEO Tobias Wann, who will become CEO for vacation homes at OYO Global, agreed to speak to PhocusWire during the recent Phocuswright Europe event in Amsterdam. Read More
News | Online
Latin America part 3 ground transportation
Latin America, part 3: The evolution of buses, bikes and scooters
By Mitra Sorrells | May 20, 2019
For part three in our series on Latin America's travel industry we take a look at some developments in the ground transportation sector. Read More
News | Online
VIDEO: Brent Hoberman on the missed chance to buy Booking.com
VIDEO: Brent Hoberman on the missed chance to buy Booking.com
By Jill Menze | May 17, 2019
During a pair of interviews at Phocuswright Europe, Brent Hoberman discussed his investment strategy, emerging technologies and much more. Read More
News | Online
GetYourGuide 484 million series E
GetYourGuide nabs $484M Series E round; CEO talks growth, Klook
By Mitra Sorrells | May 16, 2019
GetYourGuide will add new markets and inventory funded by $484 million raised in a Series E round lead by Softbank Vision Fund. Read More
News | Distribution
Take a look: Summit and Launch innovators at Phocuswright Europe 2019
Take a look: Summit and Launch innovators at Phocuswright Europe 2019
By PhocusWire | May 13, 2019
At Phocuswright Europe, innovators battle for a shot at being crowned the EMEA Travel Innovator of the Year or winning the People's Choice Award. Read More
News | Startups
Latin America part 2 startups and VC
Latin America, part 2: Investors take notice as travel startup activity picks up
By Mitra Sorrells | May 13, 2019
For part two in our series on Latin America, we talk to one of the region's prominent accelerator programs and two entrepreneurs for their takes on the startup ecosystem. Read More
News | Online