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TUI adds machine learning to optimize its shared-transfer platform
By Mitra Sorrells | January 19, 2022
The new platform, created in collaboration with Mobi Systems, automatically updates routes as needed based and communicates with travelers through the TUI app. Read More
STARTUP STAGE: Staypia uses AI to give travelers maximum discount on hotels
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STARTUP STAGE: Staypia uses AI to give travelers maximum discount on hotels
By Jill Menze | January 18, 2022
Staypia searches for the lowest price for 3.16 million hotels and beats that by as much as 30% more in discount. Read More
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VIDEO: SXM Media on travel marketing through audio
By Mitra Sorrells | January 18, 2022
Podcasts and audio streaming can give travel brands a captive audience for advertising. Read More
Origin raises $5M for membership-based trip-planning app
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Origin raises $5M for membership-based trip-planning app
By Jill Menze | January 14, 2022
Origin's travel curators have local expertise and use machine learning to help travelers find, plan and book their trips, including flights, accommodation and experiences. Read More
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Airline tech chiefs prioritize investment in cybersecurity, cloud services
By Linda Fox | January 13, 2022
SITA’s 2021 Air Transport IT Insights study reveals 61% of airlines see IT investment increasing in 2022 while 55% of airports expect to spend more. Read More
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Airports trade group displeased about 5G agreement
By Robert Silk - Travel Weekly | January 13, 2022
Airports Council International North America CEO Kevin Burke said the list of airports getting a 5G buffer zone is largely irrelevant. Read More
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Bolt raises a €628M round, wants a role in congestion-free and sustainable cities
By Linda Fox | January 11, 2022
This latest and largest round for Estonia-based Bolt comes on top of a €600 million investment announced in August 2021. Read More
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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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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
Network providers reject U.S. agency request to stall 5G rollout on aircraft
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Network providers reject U.S. agency request to stall 5G rollout on aircraft
By Robert Silk - Travel Weekly | January 5, 2022
The Biden administration is concerned that the deployments will interfere with aircraft landings and approaches. Read More
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Ride-hailing apps take half of travel download top spots
By Linda Fox | January 4, 2022
While Google Maps took the top travel app downloads spot, ride-hailing apps were not far behind. Read More
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Transportation tech provider Via confidentially files for IPO
By Mitra Sorrells | December 21, 2021
Via says it has not yet determined the number of shares to be offered or the price range of the offering. Read More
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Luggage storage platform Bounce raises $2M for expansion
By Mitra Sorrells | December 21, 2021
Bounce provides storage locations in more than 1,000 cities around the world, including in all 50 states in the U.S. and 20 additional countries across Europe, Asia, Oceania and Africa. Read More
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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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Tier enters Italy with acquisition of Vento Mobility
By Linda Fox | December 16, 2021
Terms of Tier's acquisition of Vento in Italy have not been disclosed but the acquisition marks its entry into Italy. Read More