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BlaBlaCar raises $115M to expand carpool and bus services
By Jill Menze | April 21, 2021
BlaBlaCar says it has witnessed double-digit growth in its markets outside of Europe and is expecting a strong travel rebound in Europe this summer.... Read More
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Dott raises $85M to expand scooter service to e-bikes
Dott raises $85M to expand scooter service to e-bikes
By Kevin May | April 21, 2021
The Series B investment is led by Belgian finance house Sofina and Estari, a growth equity partner that invests in European technology companies.... Read More
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IATA chief Willie Walsh says zero-risk approach from government is not possible
By Linda Fox | April 21, 2021
Governments need to look at the current procedures for travel post pandemic and create a more seamless experience.... Read More
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LIVE BLOG: Coronavirus and the travel industry - impact and recovery
LIVE BLOG: Coronavirus and the travel industry - impact and recovery
By PhocusWire | April 21, 2021
PhocusWire's live blog is charting the impact of COVID-19 on the travel industry and the sector's efforts to recover.... Read More
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Singapore-based GlobalTix raises S$3M to develop new digital solutions for attractions industry
By Mitra Sorrells | April 21, 2021
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, GlobalTix says the company has expanded from being a channel manager to also providing technology solutions across Asia Pacific for its attractions, tours and activities clients.... Read More
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Travel and tourism lost $766B in 2020
Travel and tourism lost $766B in 2020
By Jeri Clausing - Travel Weekly | April 21, 2021
According to the WTTC's annual Economic Impact report, the U.S. travel and tourism sector lost $766 billion last year, and its contribution to the GDP fell 41%.... Read More
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Cruise autonomous vehicle brand tops up earlier round with new $750M investment
Cruise autonomous vehicle brand tops up earlier round with new $750M investment
By Kevin May | April 20, 2021
In January this year, Microsoft led a $2 billion funding round as part of a long-term strategic relationship to accelerate the commercialization of self-driving vehicles.... Read More
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Trip.com partners with Amadeus to power recovery initiatives
Trip.com partners with Amadeus to power recovery initiatives
By Jill Menze | April 20, 2021
The Amadeus Custom Search solution, which is powered by Amadeus cloud technology, will enable Trip.com’s platforms to manage increasing online activity, plus scale to meet demand.... Read More
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Future-Proofing Travel: Emily Weiss of Accenture
Future-Proofing Travel: Emily Weiss of Accenture
By PhocusWire | April 20, 2021
Our guest for this episode of Future-Proofing Travel is Emily Weiss, managing director and global travel industry lead at Accenture.... Read More
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Entrust privacy software company acquires travel specialist WorldReach
By Mitra Sorrells | April 20, 2021
WorldReach founder and CEO Gordon Wilson will continue to lead the company as an Entrust business.... Read More
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Expedia unveils rebrand in major push to capture travel demand
Expedia unveils rebrand in major push to capture travel demand
By Jill Menze | April 19, 2021
Expedia is debuting a new look and product offerings on its quest to become consumers’ "ultimate travel companion."... Read More
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Virdee adds $2M to seed round for virtual concierge service
By Linda Fox | April 19, 2021
U.S-based Virdee believes contactless solutions for check-in and payment at hotels are here to stay.... Read More
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HalalBooking secures $5M to expand business, plots IPO exit
HalalBooking secures $5M to expand business, plots IPO exit
By Kevin May | April 19, 2021
The $5 million funding round is being positioned as a pre-Series B investment, with a further $15 million to follow during the second quarter of 2021.... Read More
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What are travelers on Google searching for?
What are travelers on Google searching for?
By Jill Menze | April 19, 2021
According to TripsToDiscover, searches are up dramatically for travel products since January 1, 2021.... Read More
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Trip.com Group joins Common Trust Network to develop COVID compliance technology
By Mitra Sorrells | April 19, 2021
The Common Trust Network is an effort of public and private partners from travel, health and technology to develop solutions that help restart travel.... Read More
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