Destinations join forces with private companies to boost tourism
By Linda Fox | September 15, 2020
Travel companies and tourism organizations are devising various initiatives to bring back travelers in recent months. It's not just lip service, but a collaborative effort by all parties. Read More
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Omio secures $100M in funding, eyes customer experience developments and "opportunistic acquisitions"
By Linda Fox | August 19, 2020
Existing and new investors have participated in this latest round, including Kinnevik, Temasek, Goldman Sachs, NEA and Kleiner Perkins. Read More
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How the crisis changed fundraising for travel startups
By Linda Fox | June 24, 2020
Some travel startups have secured funding despite pandemic, but the process has been far from straightforward. Read More
News | Startups
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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With travel existing virtually, startup CEOs share tips on staying upbeat and creative
By Linda Fox | May 1, 2020
Founders and execs discuss over-communicating and staying upbeat during the coronavirus crisis. Read More
News | Startups
Sounding Off: In a post-coronavirus world, it's trains before planes
Sounding Off: In a post-coronavirus world, it's trains before planes
By PhocusWire | April 3, 2020
Air travel will come back, for sure. But travelers shifting to rail might be a lasting outcome from the current climate (no pun intended). Read More
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Google Maps adds features allowing users to explore and share more
By Linda Fox | February 12, 2020
The service, which Google claims has a billion users, now presents users on its Android and iOS app with five tabs: Commute, Contribute, Explore, Saved and Updates. Read More
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Consumers plan to fly less as climate change concerns hit home
By Linda Fox | January 21, 2020
Research from the European Investment Bank reveals consumers plan to reduce their flying. Read More
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Omio launches in North America with 20 partners, 23,000 routes
By Mitra Sorrells | January 14, 2020
Omio is adding routes in the United States and Canada to its multimodal transportation platform. Read More
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BlaBlaCar expands multimodal service with acquisition of Busfor
BlaBlaCar expands multimodal service with acquisition of Busfor
By Linda Fox | September 25, 2019
The France-based carpooling platform says the acquisition will expand its inventory of third-party bus operators in a region where members total more than 25 million. Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: Wapanda wants to give control back to riders and NYC taxis
STARTUP STAGE: Wapanda wants to give control back to riders and NYC taxis
By Jill Menze | August 20, 2019
The Wapanda app connects consumers with ride-share companies as well as New York City taxis and lets them negotiate on fares. Read More
Interview | Startups
Amadeus says traveler needs are ripe for innovation
By Linda Fox | April 2, 2019
Amadeus Ventures is focusing on the traveler experience in the hope that innovation can improve the journey for passengers, guests and others. Read More
News | Technology
Lufthansa Innovation Hub offers rewards via RYDES app
By Linda Fox | March 25, 2019
Lufthansa Innovation Hub unveils RYDES mobility application, rewarding consumers for public transport trips as well as intercity services. Read More
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Ground innovation, part 4: Getting onboard the rail (r)evolution
Ground innovation, part 4: Getting onboard the rail (r)evolution
By Linda Fox | March 25, 2019
In the final part of our series on ground transportation, we look at the development of rail technology and distribution. Read More
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GoEuro global expansion new name Omio
GoEuro launches global expansion, unveils new company name
By Mitra Sorrells | February 14, 2019
GoEuro is preparing to expand to South America, Asia and the United States with a new name: Omio. Read More
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