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LoungeUp acquires Dmbook Pro to boost guest relations service
By Linda Fox | December 3, 2020
Dmbook Pro, acquired for an undisclosed fee, is a virtual hotel assistant which tracks operations... Read More
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VIDEO: Tripadvisor slams Google strategy as operating at "expense of everyone else"
By Linda Fox | December 2, 2020
CEO Steve Kaufer pulls no punches when he talks about Google's position in travel at The Phocuswright... Read More
News | Online
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Trip.com Group sees ongoing financial improvement, ups marketing spend
By Linda Fox | December 2, 2020
Trip.com Group says business segments have recovered to pre-pandemic levels in China.... Read More
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ConnexPay tops up Series A with $6M, plans expansion in other sectors
By Linda Fox | December 1, 2020
F-Prime Capital and existing investors are part of ConnexPay's latest funding.... Read More
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Reposite lands $2.5M investment for travel industry workspace platform
By Linda Fox | December 1, 2020
The startup was developed during the pandemic to help trade partners manage relationships and... Read More
News | Startups
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STARTUP STAGE: FareUpThere rewards travelers for airline reviews
By Linda Fox | November 30, 2020
The U.S. company collects flight reviews and enables travelers to earn points for giving their... Read More
Interview | Startups
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How an email to the prime minister and algorithms helped Greece bring tourists back
By Linda Fox | November 27, 2020
An unsolicited email from a data scientist to the Greek prime minister helped the country reopen to... Read More
News | Technology
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HiJiffy lands €1M in seed funding, plans growth of guest communication tech in core markets
By Linda Fox | November 26, 2020
    The investment is led by Portugal Ventures and the company plans to use the funds to... Read More
News | Startups
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Travel industry could lose $318B through ripple effect of grounded flights
By Linda Fox | November 24, 2020
If current reductions in flying remain in the long-term, $318 billion could be diverted from the... Read More
News | Distribution
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Booking Holdings boss talks pressure on hotels and the private accommodation trend
By Linda Fox | November 20, 2020
Glenn Fogel discusses how changes in the lodging market could be beneficial to large distributors -... 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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Venture capitalists weigh in on how travel startups could survive the economic fallout from COVID-19.... Read More
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If revenue drops due to COVID-19, past debt will make it more challenging for online travel companies... Read More
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The German company is developing an emissions-free, vertical takeoff air taxi that it plans to operate... Read More
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loungeup-acquires-dmbookpro
December 3, 2020
LoungeUp acquires Dmbook Pro to boost guest relations service
Dmbook Pro, acquired for an undisclosed fee, is a virtual hotel assistant which tracks operations... Read More
Nezasa lands $6M to expand connected trip technology
December 3, 2020
Nezasa lands $6M to expand connected trip technology
The latest injection brings the total raised by the Switzerland-based company to $13 million.... Read More
Key questions facing Airbnb ahead of its IPO
December 3, 2020
Key questions facing Airbnb ahead of its IPO
By redefining traveler expectations and establishing a new type of lodging, Airbnb built the... Read More
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