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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
News | Startups
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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
News | Technology
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Marriott partners with Uber to expand Bonvoy loyalty program
By Jill Menze | April 15, 2021
Marriott Bonvoy members can earn points by ordering food delivery via Uber Eats or requesting select Uber rides. Read More
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As ride-hail companies recover, there are too few drivers to meet demand
As ride-hail companies recover, there are too few drivers to meet demand
By Dawit Habtemariam - BTN | April 15, 2021
Ride-hailing companies are reporting a shortage of drivers as demand for their services picks up. Read More
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Bandwango raises $3M to build its activities platform for destinations
By Mitra Sorrells | April 14, 2021
Bandwango's Destination Experience Engine packages free and paid experiences that DMOs and other organizations can easily share with visitors. Read More
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Tier acquires Makery to establish central Europe hub for e-scooters
By Linda Fox | April 9, 2021
Tier plans to launch is e-scooters in Budapest following its acquisition of software development specialist Makery. Read More
News | Startups
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Bob W tops up seed round with €6M for apartment rental concept
By Linda Fox | April 8, 2021
Bob W plans to develop its technology stack and add further apartments following its latest investment. Read More
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Singapore-based Port gets pre-seed investment for "remote travel" concept
Singapore-based Port gets pre-seed investment for "remote travel" concept
By Mitra Sorrells | April 7, 2021
Port connects users with guides around the world who enable them to experience destinations and business events through video calls rather than being there in-person. Read More
News | Startups
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Saudi Arabian startup Gazal raises $2M to expand micromobility services
By Mitra Sorrells | April 6, 2021
Gazal offers dockless bikes and e-scooters in cities around Saudi Arabia and plans to expand throughout the region. Read More
News | Startups
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STARTUP STAGE: Staze is a last-minute booking app for holiday rentals
By Mitra Sorrells | March 29, 2021
Founded in February 2020, Staze is targeted to spontaneous travelers who want to book stays starting within two weeks. Read More
Interview | Startups
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Travel recovery goes beyond planes in the sky - it requires customer empathy
By Simon Dempsey - AviLabs | March 25, 2021
Winning business is hard. Most successful companies will tell you that retaining customers is far cheaper than acquiring new ones.  Read More
Opinion | Technology
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Hopper closes $170M funding round, creates new B2B offering with Capital One as first partner
By Mitra Sorrells | March 24, 2021
Hopper is kicking off an ambitious growth plan that includes the launch of Hopper Cloud, selling its infrastructure, agency content, financial technology and data science capabilities to other travel... Read More
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First-party data: The elusive key to travel's recovery
By Tedd Evers - TripTuner | March 22, 2021
As travel resumes, brands need to adopt new tech-enabled listening techniques that don't rely on prior behavior data.     Read More
Opinion | Online
European regulators propose digital green light for travel
European regulators propose digital green light for travel
By Linda Fox | March 19, 2021
Proposals from European regulators would see a digital travel pass ready for the 2021 summer. Read More
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