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Outdoorsy 50 million series C
Outdoorsy rides off with $50M to expand its RV rental marketplace
By Mitra Sorrells | January 17, 2019
Peer-to-peer RV rental platform Outdoorsy has raised $50 million in Series C funding that will be used toward continued international expansion. Read More
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Urban Airship acquires Accengage for Europe mobile marketing push
By Linda Fox | January 16, 2019
Urban Airship has acquired Accengage to boost its mobile marketing capabilities and strengthen its presence in Europe. Read More
News | Technology
Polarsteps walks away with €3M investment round
Polarsteps walks away with €3M investment round
By Kevin May | January 16, 2019
INKEF Capital has backed the Netherlands-based company - an app that helps travelers track and share their trips. Read More
News | Startups
VIDEO: iinside - Launch pitch at Phocuswright 2018
VIDEO: iinside - Launch pitch at Phocuswright 2018
By Kevin May | January 16, 2019
This travel API platform creates better, data-driven travel experiences for OTA, ride-share and airline apps. Read More
Interview | Technology
Cruise series part 2 distribution
Inside cruise, part 2: Digging into distribution
By Mitra Sorrells | January 14, 2019
In the second part of our series on cruise, we analyze the sector's distribution model and future outlook. Read More
News | Distribution
Google Assistant hotel booking flight check-in
Google adds hotel booking, flight check-in to Google Assistant
By Mitra Sorrells | January 9, 2019
Travelers can now book a hotel room through a conversation with Google Assistant on Android and iOS devices Read More
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The impact on travel brands when Apple updates a critical system tool
The impact on travel brands when Apple updates a critical system tool
By Nigel Arthur - Urban Airship | January 4, 2019
Many travel brands have become dependent on mobile apps to engage with customers and, increasingly, take bookings. Read More
Opinion | Technology
VIDEO: SafeTravelRx - Summit pitch at Phocuswright 2018
VIDEO: SafeTravelRx - Summit pitch at Phocuswright 2018
By Kevin May | December 20, 2018
Connecting travelers to on-demand assistance, transmitting location and medical information to emergency responders. Read More
Interview | Startups
VIDEO: App In The Air - Launch pitch at Phocuswright 2018
VIDEO: App In The Air - Launch pitch at Phocuswright 2018
By Kevin May | December 19, 2018
Introducing personalized air booking: tailored search results that are "biased" towards the user. Read More
Interview | Technology
Skyscanner airline future op ed
Will airline growth be dependent on mobile and smart technology?
By Hugh Aitken - Skyscanner | December 18, 2018
With passenger numbers set to double over the next twenty years, the aviation industry will need to keep up with the demands of an increasingly connected and tech-savvy traveler.   Read More
Opinion | Technology
VIDEO: Hopper on growth, the impact of NDC and the value of being app-only
VIDEO: Hopper on growth, the impact of NDC and the value of being app-only
By Mitra Sorrells | December 14, 2018
2018 was a big year for Hopper. The app-only price prediction and booking platform picked up $100 million in Series D funding in October and rolled out its hotel service to more than 40 markets. Read More
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Google acquires Indian rail app Where Is My Train?
Google acquires Indian rail app Where Is My Train?
By Kevin May | December 12, 2018
Google is well-known for snapping up the teams behind various cogs in the wheel of the travel industry - and this week it has flexed its muscles once again. Read More
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Phocuswright Conference 2018 India executive interview
VIDEO: MakeMyTrip and Yatra on the future of the Indian travel market
By Mitra Sorrells | December 11, 2018
Cheap smart phones, cheap data and a proliferation of mobile payment options are spurring massive adoption of mobile shopping in India.   Read More
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SnapTravel 21.2 million Series A
SnapTravel adds $13.2M to develop its text- and voice-based travel assistant
By Mitra Sorrells | December 5, 2018
Toronto-based SnapTravel has closed a $21.2 million Series A funding round, adding $13.2 million in new investments to its initial raise of $8 million in July 2017.  Read More
News | Startups
Technically Speaking - Bobby Healy of CarTrawler
Technically Speaking - Bobby Healy of CarTrawler
By Jill Menze | November 21, 2018
A seasoned tech investor and entrepreneur - and outspoken Google opponent - Bobby Healy has helped steer the technological vision of CarTrawler since joining in 2005. Read More
Interview | Distribution