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Amadeus touts human-tech hybrid for travel's future
By Linda Fox | July 1, 2020
Amadeus says AI is playing an increasing role in travel distribution, but the need for humans remains.... Read More
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Huge ground for hospitality industry to make up in Black representation
By Linda Fox | June 30, 2020
Almost one in five people (19%) working in the hospitality industry are Black, but a review of 630... Read More
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How one startup used the downtime to improve life for travel buyers and suppliers
By Linda Fox | June 29, 2020
The team at vintage car tour company Nowaday has spent the downtime created by COVID-19 to build an... Read More
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Trip.com Group launches $500M partner fund as part of Travel On initiative
By Linda Fox | June 25, 2020
The $500 million war chest will help its travel partners get back on their feet in the aftermath of... 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... Read More
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Traveler safety and hygiene emerge as the dominant themes at TravelScrum hackathon
Traveler safety and hygiene emerge as the dominant themes at TravelScrum hackathon
By Linda Fox | June 24, 2020
The three themes for the marathon coding event were Health & Hygiene, Travel & Experiences and... Read More
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NextRetreat lands €600,000 to build team travel service
NextRetreat lands €600,000 to build team travel service
By Linda Fox | June 23, 2020
Slovakia-based NextRetreat helps teams find the right destination and accommodation for their... Read More
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Travel payment standard sees early traction, aims to rebuild trust
By Linda Fox | June 22, 2020
The Open Payment Alliance removes friction from B2B payments but still allows for payment... Read More
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eDreams adds hotels to Amazon-style subscription service
By Linda Fox | June 19, 2020
The Spain-based online travel brand is now three years into its Prime membership service, with other... Read More
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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... Read More
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trivago ceo interview covid recoveryQ&A: Trivago CEO shares vision for “moment in time” when travel resumes in a post-crisis world
Trivago CEO Axel Hefer discusses his outlook for travel, how Trivago is preparing for the future and... Read More
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hotelmize series bHotelmize raises Series B funding from Alibaba, establishes APAC headquarters in Hong Kong
 Hotelmize is aiming to gain a foothold in Asia Pacific and to expand operations in the region... Read More
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Air Doctor fundingHealth startup Air Doctor gets $7.8M to make medical care accessible for travelers
With health becoming a major concern in the travel industry due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a... Read More
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coronavirus destroys startup fundingFunding for travel startups was plentiful - then came coronavirus
Entrepreneur Souzana Theodoridou explains how a funding deal for travel experience platform Grekaddict... Read More
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funding HuilianyiBusiness travel platform Huilianyi raises $42M, aims for global expansion
Shanghai-based business travel platform Huilianyi has landed RMB 300 million (about $42 million) in... Read More
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Via 200M investmentDespite difficult times, ride-share company Via lands $200M investment
 Real-time ride-sharing company Via is now valued at a $2.25 billion thanks to a new $200 million... Read More
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startups hibernation modeShould travel startups go into “hibernation mode” during the coronavirus?
Venture capitalists weigh in on how travel startups could survive the economic fallout from COVID-19.... Read More
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haunted financialCould addiction to debt come back to haunt some online travel companies?
If revenue drops due to COVID-19, past debt will make it more challenging for online travel companies... Read More
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Electric air taxi company Lilium raises $240M toward developing regional serviceElectric air taxi company Lilium raises $240M toward developing regional service
The German company is developing an emissions-free, vertical takeoff air taxi that it plans to operate... Read More
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