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Q&A: Steve Hafner on the development of Kayak for Business
By Linda Fox | May 23, 2022
Kayak's CEO talks launching Kayak for Business in the pandemic, competition and future functionality.... Read More
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News / Startups
Sensible 4 lands EU loan for autonomous tech push
By Linda Fox | May 23, 2022
The Finnish company has developed autonomous driving software that works under challenging weather... Read More
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News / Technology
Surf Air Mobility takes SPAC route to market
By Linda Fox | May 19, 2022
Surf Air mobility will also acquire Southern Airways Corporation, with the deal expected to complete... Read More
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American Airlines plans experience enhancements via cloud partnership
By Linda Fox | May 19, 2022
The carrier plans to use the Microsoft Azure cloud platform to boost its digital transformation... Read More
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NoMo claims U.S. first with NFT hotel stays
By Linda Fox | May 19, 2022
The property believes it's the first hotel in the U.S. to enable guests to book stays via blockchain... Read More
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Bob W begins M&A ramp up, acquires Estonishing Stay
By Linda Fox | May 18, 2022
Estonia-based Estonishing Stay, which launched in 2019, adds to Bob W’s existing portfolio of rentals... Read More
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Travel fintech momentum builds as industry looks to boost revenue
By Linda Fox | May 17, 2022
Travel companies plan to equal or increase investment in fintech products and services this year.... Read More
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HomeToGo updates 2022 outlook amid continued growth
By Linda Fox | May 17, 2022
HomeToGo attributes continued growth to customer acquisition and retention as well as technology.... Read More
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News / Technology
Google Maps get a boost with immersive view
By Linda Fox | May 16, 2022
The Google Maps update will begin rolling out later this year with cities including London, Los... Read More
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Getaround plans public listing via SPAC
By Linda Fox | May 13, 2022
The company has agreed to merge with InterPrivate II Acquisition Corp with a value of $1.2 billion for... Read More

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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