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Travel Chapter files for IPO in bid to expand rental services
By Linda Fox | October 22, 2021
Travel Chapter, which has 8,000 homes in its portfolio, plans organic growth as well as acquisitions... Read More
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FlixMobility acquires Greyhound for $78M
By Linda Fox | October 21, 2021
The initial deal is worth $46 million, with a further deferred consideration of $32 million to... Read More
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Wander bags $7M for home rental platform
By Linda Fox | October 21, 2021
The investment is led by Redpoint Ventures and will go towards developing the platform and expanding... Read More
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Moving beyond the PNR in corporate travel
By Linda Fox | October 21, 2021
The corporate travel landscape could see significant change if plug and play micro-services gain... Read More
Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Ultimate Travel Club offers subscriptions for discounts
By Linda Fox | October 20, 2021
For a monthly fee, travelers get access to lower prices for hotels, holiday rentals, flights, car... Read More
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Rezdy lands $5.6M investment, plans North America expansion
By Linda Fox | October 19, 2021
Rezdy is planning product and engineering development with its latest funding, over three years on... Read More
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Is the neoluxury traveler leading industry recovery?
By Linda Fox | October 18, 2021
The neoluxury traveler is demanding an experience throughout the travel process and the trip itself.... Read More
Ex-British Airways CEO slams digitally naive airline sector
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Ex-British Airways CEO slams digitally naive airline sector
By Linda Fox | October 14, 2021
Digitally savvy customers have been trained to expect a new level of service from online retailers and... Read More
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Low prices enticing travelers, flexibility remains key
By Linda Fox | October 12, 2021
Understanding traveler behavior better and seeking out unserved routes are opportunities for travel... Read More
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Lola team finds home at Capital One
By Linda Fox | October 11, 2021
Lola's management say credit card and membership service Capital One is the "ideal place to continue... Read More

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trivago ceo interview covid recovery
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Q&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
hotelmize series b
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Hotelmize 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
Air Doctor funding
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Health 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
coronavirus destroys startup funding
News / Startups
Funding for travel startups was plentiful - then came coronavirus
Entrepreneur Souzana Theodoridou explains how a funding deal for travel experience platform Grekaddict... Read More
funding Huilianyi
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Business 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
Via 200M investment
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Despite 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
startups hibernation mode
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Should 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
haunted financial
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Could 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
Electric air taxi company Lilium raises $240M toward developing regional service
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Electric 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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Sounding Off: Urban air mobility may not hit travel at a massive scale
October 22, 2021
Sounding Off: Urban air mobility may not hit travel at a massive scale
There is no doubt that UAM is likely to become a fixture in the world of travel and transportation in... Read More