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Splyt raises $19.5M to help SoftBank with super app strategy
By Linda Fox | June 18, 2020
Mobility specialist Splyt has raised $19.5 million in Series B funding to fuel expansion and help SoftBank with its super app strategy. Read More
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Hotel tech startup gets $1M to develop contactless communication tools
By Mitra Sorrells | June 17, 2020
 Akia, founded in 2018 by former Facebook engineers, has received capital to expand its contactless communication products for hotels. Read More
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TripActions finds opportunity in crisis, adds $125M in new funding and 265 new customers
By Mitra Sorrells | June 16, 2020
TripActions has raised $125 million in new funding as it focuses on expanding globally and building its payment product. Read More
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Journera nabs $11.6 million to move its tech platform into growth stage
By Mitra Sorrells | June 10, 2020
Journera has raised $11.6 million in a Series B round led by Andreessen Horowitz and B Capital. Read More
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Innovation, automation and collaboration - three ways to get aviation moving safely again
By Linda Fox | May 26, 2020
Airlines are desperate to build confidence among passengers and put them in the planes that are slowly returning to the skies. But it'll take more than that to get aviation moving again. Read More
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Uber posts surprise increase in bookings but losses climb to $3B
Uber posts surprise increase in bookings but losses climb to $3B
By Kevin May | May 8, 2020
Ride-hailing giant Uber boosted gross bookings to $15.8 billion in the first quarter of 2020, beating expectations that the coronavirus outbreak would eat immediately into the company's... Read More
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Intel acquires mobility app Moovit
Intel acquires mobility app Moovit
By Jill Menze | May 4, 2020
With the $900 million deal, Moovit will aid Intel-owned Mobileye in developing its self-driving technology. Read More
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Coronavirus is reshaping the airport experience of the future, part 2
Coronavirus is reshaping the airport experience of the future, part 2
By Omar Abou Faraj - Dubz  | April 30, 2020
The envisioned airport of the future would leverage intelligent operational and passenger technologies, along with innovation in AI, bio-metrics and mobility. Read More
Opinion | Technology
Coronavirus is reshaping the airport experience of the future, part 1
Coronavirus is reshaping the airport experience of the future, part 1
By Omar Abou Faraj - Dubz  | April 28, 2020
Airport technology and new customer interfaces can play a huge role in making the industry more resilient during a pandemic crisis, not to mention bringing in massive and sustainable operational and... Read More
Opinion | Technology
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How a trip-planning startup pivoted its model to jump on road-trip trend
By Mitra Sorrells | April 27, 2020
The company had been working on partnerships with automotive and airlines companies, but is now developing solutions for tourism agencies. Read More
News | Startups
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Eddy Travels tops up pre-seed funding with €600,000
By Linda Fox | April 8, 2020
The investment was led by Practical Capital, with Open Circle Capital, Techstars Toronto and angel investors also participating. Read More
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Health startup Air Doctor gets $7.8M to make medical care accessible for travelers
By Steven Lerner | April 1, 2020
With health becoming a major concern in the travel industry due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a marketplace that connects travelers with local doctors has landed its largest capital raise to date. Read More
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Keeping communication channels open is critical for airlines during a crisis
Keeping communication channels open is critical for airlines during a crisis
By Linda Fox | March 23, 2020
15below CEO Nicholas Key discusses the role technology is playing in real-time communications with passengers, lessons learned from previous experiences and the need to meet customer expectations... Read More
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Trip.com Group's James Liang: Mobile apps could help to contain epidemics
By James Liang - Trip.com Group  | March 20, 2020
Trip.com Group chairman James Liang explains how a mobile app could be used to address issues related to travel during crises such as the current one caused by the COVID-19 coronavirus. Read More
Opinion | Technology
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Corporate travel on the front line of global incidents
By Linda Fox | March 18, 2020
The corporate travel industry has to deal with an increasing volume of incidents related to weather, terrorism - and now health - that impact travel. Read More
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