Airbnb gets serious on long-term stays, denies hosts are finding new platforms
Airbnb gets serious on long-term stays, denies hosts are finding new platforms
By Kevin May | April 1, 2020
The company claims there has been a 20% increase in long-stay bookings in the last two weeks compared to the same period in 2019.... Read More
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Denial, unease, panic - how social media sentiments have shifted during coronavirus
By Jill Menze | April 1, 2020
As the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak unfolds, Sparkloft Media finds social media users are increasingly expressing concern over the crisis.... Read More
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Air Doctor funding
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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LIVE BLOG: Impact of coronavirus on the travel industry
By PhocusWire | April 1, 2020
PhocusWire's live blog is charting official announcements from travel brands, reports via our own family of media outlets and news from around the web.... Read More
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coronavirus destroys startup funding
Funding for travel startups was plentiful - then came coronavirus
By Steven Lerner | April 1, 2020
Entrepreneur Souzana Theodoridou explains how a funding deal for travel experience platform Grekaddict fell apart due to the coronavirus pandemic.... Read More
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Hotelmize raises Series B funding from Alibaba, establishes APAC headquarters in Hong Kong
By Steven Lerner | April 1, 2020
 Hotelmize is aiming to gain a foothold in Asia Pacific and to expand operations in the region following a new capital raise.... Read More
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Marriott is victim of another massive data breach
By Mitra Sorrells | March 31, 2020
Marriott says 5.2 million guests have been impacted by a data breach it discovered in late February.... Read More
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Business travel platform Huilianyi raises $42M, aims for global expansion
By Steven Lerner | March 31, 2020
Shanghai-based business travel platform Huilianyi has landed RMB 300 million (about $42 million) in funding.... Read More
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Via 200M investment
Despite difficult times, ride-share company Via lands $200M investment
By Steven Lerner | March 31, 2020
 Real-time ride-sharing company Via is now valued at a $2.25 billion thanks to a new $200 million Series E investment.  ... Read More
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Airbnb apologizes to hosts, dedicates $250M to coronavirus-related cancelations
Airbnb apologizes to hosts, dedicates $250M to coronavirus-related cancelations
By Jill Menze | March 30, 2020
In a letter sent to hosts, Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky says he's “sorry” for mangling communication about refund policies.... Read More
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Search data reveals some positive trends but industry should remain cautious
By Linda Fox | March 30, 2020
Sojern looks at search trends to analyze whether there are any signs of recovery for the travel industry.... Read More
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Should travel startups go into “hibernation mode” during the coronavirus?
By Steven Lerner | March 30, 2020
Venture capitalists weigh in on how travel startups could survive the economic fallout from COVID-19.... Read More
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Airbnb hosts in China are “confident” about market recovery
By Jill Menze | March 27, 2020
According to data from Airbnb, 99% of hosts in China feel positively or neutral about engaging in the short-term rental market following the COVID-19 outbreak, while 1% say they will “definitely not” participate once the crisis subsides.... Read More
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WEBINAR REPLAY! How to build highly optimized web architectures in the travel industry
By PhocusWire | March 27, 2020
In this webinar, Fastly customers Loveholidays and Holiday Extras will discuss how moving away from complexity empowered their developers to build better web experiences.... Read More
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Travel intermediaries look to regulators for help with airline refunds
By Linda Fox | March 27, 2020
ECTAA, a body representing European agents and operators, is urging the European Commission to take action on airlines not refunding tickets.... Read More
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