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News / Online secures seed round to enhance tech, expand reach
By Kathryn Walson | March 14, 2023
The Denmark-based startup says its search engine “accesses thousands of flights, trains, buses and hotels in real-time, comparing prices, locations and schedules.” Read More
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News / Online Group sees outbound travel demand surge
By Mitra Sorrells | March 7, 2023
The company says demand for outbound travel is continuing to accelerate in the first months of this year, with bookings up more than 300% compared with the same period last year.   Read More
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News / Startups
Roch Ventures joins TravelPerk and Flixbus founders in WeSki funding
By Linda Fox | March 6, 2023
The size of the investment has not been disclosed, but at launch Roch Ventures said it was targeting roughly 15 companies with its €100 million fund. Read More
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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Travel platform Mapathink targets Southeast Asia
By Kathryn Walson | February 27, 2023
By disrupting the travel ancillary services market, Mapathink says it is looking at a huge addressable market. Read More
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News / Online
Evaneos lands €20M to develop its sustainable tourism marketplace
By Linda Fox | December 7, 2022
Existing investors Partech, Level Equity, Quadrille Capital, XAnge, Serena Capital and Bpifrance have come together to participate in the funding for the France-based travel platform. Read More
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News / Distribution
Viva Air partners with Dohop for flight connections platform
By Jill Menze | October 28, 2022
Called Viva Mundo, the platform enables passengers to purchase multi-leg trips across airlines to reach destinations in the Americas not directly served by Viva Air. Read More
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News / Technology
Nezasa adds flight routing optimization tech with TripYeah acquisition
By Jill Menze | October 3, 2022
Nezasa will integrate TripYeah’s flight route optimization technology into its portfolio of solutions for travel management companies. Read More
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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Tripshifu connects experienced travelers with those seeking advice
By Kathryn Walson | September 26, 2022
The co-founders realized that people have the best travel experiences when they take recommendations from people in their social circle.  Read More
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News / Online Group sees signs of optimism despite revenue drop in Q2
By Mitra Sorrells | September 22, 2022 Group's total revenue in the second quarter of this year came in at $598 million, down 32% from the same period in 2021 and down 2% compared to the prior quarter.   Read More
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News / Online
Intrepid Travel acquires Australian tour operator Joob
By Kathryn Walson | September 13, 2022
Australia-based Intrepid Travel says the acquisition will bolster the growth of its DMC in Australia, which was created in 2021. Read More
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News / Online
Multi-day packaged tours specialist Exoticca snags €20M for growth in North America, Latin America
By Jill Menze | September 12, 2022
The financing brings the Barcelona-based company’s total funding to €66 million. Read More
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News / Startups
TripAdd acquires AI-powered chatbot solution Eddy Travels
By Kathryn Walson | September 8, 2022
Ancillary travel product marketplace TripAdd plans to grow revenue with the B2B Eddy chatbot service. Read More
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News / Online
Earnings roundup: TUI Group, IHG, Hostelworld
By Mitra Sorrells | August 12, 2022
TUI Group, IHG and Hostelworld all reported strong financial results for the second quarter of 2022. Read More
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News / Online
Travel startup Fora wants to reinvent the travel agent
By Jill Menze | August 11, 2022
Tech-powered travel agency Fora, which just raised $13.5 million, provides resources to anyone looking for a career as a travel advisor. Read More
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News / Online
Travel sector most likely to see subscription growth
By Jill Menze | August 9, 2022
Among subscription sectors, travel is the most likely to see subscription growth from both existing and new members over the next 12 months. Read More