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JetBlue Tech Ventures Vantage Airport Group partnership
JetBlue Technology Ventures adds airport partner to spur travel innovation
By Mitra Sorrells | April 25, 2019
Vantage Airport Group joins Air New Zealand as the second partner in JetBlue Technology Ventures' international innovation program.... Read More
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Vacasa partners with e-commerce giant Wayfair to launch interior design program
Vacasa partners with e-commerce giant Wayfair to launch interior design program
By Jill Menze | April 25, 2019
The program, which has been in pilot mode over the past year, is designed to boost income for vacation homeowners and multifamily developers by linking them with Vacasa’s in-house design team to decorate and furnish their rentals.... Read More
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Getaround acquires fellow car-share service Drivy for $300M
Getaround acquires fellow car-share service Drivy for $300M
By Kevin May | April 25, 2019
The acquisition immediately gives Getaround access to six new country markets and will form part of a mission to expand the brand.... Read More
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Airlines bring baggage handling mishaps down as tracking tech kicks in
By Linda Fox | April 25, 2019
SITA's baggage report shows that airlines and airports continue to make improvements in baggage mishandling.... Read More
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Grab adds hotel bookings other services
Grab expands beyond ride-hailing with new services to become "everyday super app"
By Marissa Trew - WiT  | April 24, 2019
Grab is adding four new services for its users in Singapore including hotel bookings through Agoda and Booking.com.... Read More
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Google's Touring Bird plots big expansion of tours and activities service
Google's Touring Bird plots big expansion of tours and activities service
By Kevin May | April 24, 2019
The massive jump from its official launch number of 20 in September 2018 to 200 this week comes almost a year to the day since the Google Area 120-run search engine was first tested in the open market.... Read More
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TripScout signals next phase of travel discovery app with $2.1M funding
By Kevin May | April 24, 2019
The investment is being led by Corazon Capital and includes participation from a number of other funds including New Stack Ventures, MATH Ventures and Connetic Ventures.... Read More
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Travel translation app TripLingo bought by Travel and Transport
Travel translation app TripLingo bought by Travel and Transport
By Kevin May | April 24, 2019
The app was created in 2011 as a means for travelers to obtain instant voice and image translation from a database of useful phrases.... Read More
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In the green room at Phocuswright Europe with... Bobby Healy
By PhocusWire | April 24, 2019
In a series of interviews with executives participating at the event in Amsterdam in May, PhocusWire finds out what makes them tick... Next up: CarTrawler non-executive director Bobby Healy.... Read More
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Hotel guests want curated recommendations, amenities - not robot concierges
By Jill Menze | April 24, 2019
According to a new study from ALICE and YouGov, travelers increasingly want recommendations and in-room amenities curated to their liking.... Read More
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Travel investors talk areas of focus, the right fit and U.S. funding
By Linda Fox | April 23, 2019
Thoughts from travel tech investors at an event in Ireland on what's hot and what they're looking for from startups.... Read More
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Hotel cancelation rate at 40% as online travel agencies push free change policy
Hotel cancelation rate at 40% as online travel agencies push free change policy
By Kevin May | April 23, 2019
Key findings from a major study carried out by D-Edge, the Accor-owned hotel technology group that includes the AvailPro and FastBooking platforms.... Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: Wanderift brings a subscription model to air travel
By Mitra Sorrells | April 23, 2019
Founded in December 2017, Wanderift allows users to buy a subscription of either $369 per month for three one-way flights or $459 per month for four one-way flights. Subscriptions are month-to-month.  ... Read More
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OYO Near You experiences launch
OYO enters experiences space with “OYO Near You”
By Mitra Sorrells | April 23, 2019
OYO will offer activities such as comedy shows, wine tastings and live music at some of its OYO Townhouse properties in India.... Read More
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Uber gets $1B investment boost for autonomous vehicle unit
Uber gets $1B investment boost for autonomous vehicle unit
By Kevin May | April 22, 2019
Three organizations are behind the move to back Uber's Advanced Technologies Group: car manufacturing giant Toyota, SoftBank Vision Fund and the Denso Corporation.... Read More
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