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Go2Joy tops up Series A+ with $1.3M
By Linda Fox | May 7, 2021
The Vietnam-based company previously raised $2.5 million in February 2020 followed by its Series A+... Read More
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Fly Now Pay Later adds £10M to Series A
By Linda Fox | May 6, 2021
The London-based alternative payments company plans to launch in the U.S.... Read More
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Hotelbeds chairman steps down, new CEO appointed
By Linda Fox | May 5, 2021
Joan Vilà is taking up a non-executive director role on the board of the Palma, Spain-based... Read More
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Sabre sees U.S. bookings recovery, other markets slower
Sabre sees U.S. bookings recovery, other markets slower
By Linda Fox | May 4, 2021
As the pandemic continues to impact the business, Sabre says operating losses were $203 million for... Read More
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Hotel professionals eye a 2023 recovery timeline, but too late for some
By Linda Fox | May 4, 2021
The pandemic has hit the hotel segment hard, with 15% preparing to hand the keys for their properties... Read More
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Sonder plans to go public through SPAC on a $2.2B valuation
Sonder plans to go public through SPAC on a $2.2B valuation
By Linda Fox | April 30, 2021
Sonder is merging with special purpose acquisition company Gores Metropoulos II to take the company... Read More
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TravelPerk bags $160M round as investors back business travel recovery
By Linda Fox | April 29, 2021
TravelPerk says product innovation and further acquisitions are part of the roadmap.... Read More
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Snap boosts 3D mapping capabilities via acquisition of Pixel8earth
By Linda Fox | April 29, 2021
Pixel8.earth describes itself as a perpetually updating map that fuses terrestrial and aerial data,... Read More
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Camping World acquires Nomad Reservations, boosts data access
By Linda Fox | April 28, 2021
    The recreational vehicle retailer says the acquisition boosts its data capabilities by... Read More
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TripAbrood adds £645,000 in seed funding for AI-powered assistant
By Linda Fox | April 26, 2021
Family travel assistant TripAbrood plans to use its latest funding to launch its product to the U.K.... 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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Amadeus revenues halve in early-2021, vaccine programs offer hope
May 7, 2021
Amadeus revenues halve in early-2021, vaccine programs offer hope
The Spain-based IT and distribution provider saw its total revenue figure come in at 50% lower in the... Read More
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May 7, 2021
Go2Joy tops up Series A+ with $1.3M
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Debunking myths around hotel lobby kiosks
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