Investments

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News / Startups
TheUp touts hospitality super app development with £7M investment
By Linda Fox | January 6, 2022
London-based TheUp, which started as mobile phone charging business ChargeUp, before pivoting to a mobile order and pay application, ServedUp, wants to create a “super app” for hospitality. Read More
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News / Startups
Travel startup founders on the complexities of fundraising
By Mitra Sorrells | January 6, 2022
With investors showing more interest in travel, founders explain how they make decisions about fundraising. Read More
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News / Technology
Clear acquires virtual queuing tech company Whyline
By Jill Menze | January 5, 2022
Whyline’s software allows users to see live wait-times to enter a queue remotely. Read More
HomeToGo acquires AMIVAC in bid to expand in France
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HomeToGo acquires AMIVAC in bid to expand in France
By Kevin May | January 5, 2022
AMIVAC also owns and operates the Vacances and Vacances SeLoger websites, with a particular focus on its domestic market in France as well as other having properties in other countries. Read More
CellPoint Digital raises $25M to go beyond travel payments
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CellPoint Digital raises $25M to go beyond travel payments
By Linda Fox | January 5, 2022
CellPoint Digital plans to use the funds to expand into new markets including retail, gaming, crypto and digital content. Read More
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News / Technology
Flight Centre acquires Shep to boost corporate travel product
By Mitra Sorrells | December 22, 2021
Shep’s technology helps companies manage and measure employee behavior when using corporate booking systems as well as on consumer sites such as Expedia and Airbnb. Read More
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News / Technology
Jin Jiang partners with Tencent to spur hospitality innovation in China
By Mitra Sorrells | December 21, 2021
The hospitality and technology companies will work together to identify startups and to enable them to test their solutions in Jin Jiang%27s hotels. Read More
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News / Online
Voi adds $115M for micro-mobility expansion in Europe
By Linda Fox | December 20, 2021
Sweden-based Voi plans to use its Series D funding to expand into new European markets and add more e-bikes. Read More
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News / Technology
Yanolja acquires Dable to boost hotel AI capabilities
By Yeoh Siew Hoon - WebinTravel | December 17, 2021
Yanolja's acquisition of Dable is part of its ambition to become the world's number one travel platform. Read More
Taking a cue from vacation rentals, RV rentals professionalize
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Taking a cue from vacation rentals, RV rentals professionalize
By Jill Menze | December 17, 2021
RV rental marketplaces have boomed amid the pandemic, in many ways mirroring the trajectory of home-share sites. Read More
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News / Startups
GuruHotel raises $2.1M to help hotels drive direct bookings
By Mitra Sorrells | December 17, 2021
Founded in 2019, GuruHotel's platform enables hotels to build their websites and start selling rooms online in less than one hour. Read More
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News / Online
India-based ride-hailing firm Ola secures $500M loan
By Mitra Sorrells | December 16, 2021
Founded in 2010, Ola’s platform serves users in more than 250 cities across India, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Read More
VIDEO: Financial analysts unravel the truth from the hype in travel
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VIDEO: Financial analysts unravel the truth from the hype in travel
By PhocusWire | December 16, 2021
For all the talk of a pandemic recovery and the introduction of new tools and technology, what do the money brainiacs who cover the sector think? Read More
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CTM acquires Helloworld’s corporate travel business
By Mitra Sorrells | December 15, 2021
Helloworld Corporate operates via the brands QBT, AOT Hotels, TravelEdge and Show Grou in Australia and APX and Atlas Travel in New Zealand. Read More
AvantStay rides alternative accommodation wave with $160M capital raise
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AvantStay rides alternative accommodation wave with $160M capital raise
By Kevin May | December 15, 2021
The alternative accommodation platform has over 1,000 properties in more than 100 cities in the U.S. and Mexico, with ambitions to use the new funding round to expand the business into new markets. Read More