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wttc-accenture-roadmap-decarbonization
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Travel industry urged to be more ambitious on sustainability
By Linda Fox | November 11, 2021
A Roadmap to Net Zero report from the WTTC and Accenture says some elements of travel could fully... Read More
enso-connect-funding
News / Startups
Enso Connect bags $2M for rental guest platform
By Linda Fox | November 10, 2021
Enso, which was founded in 2019, offers a guest experience platform combining artificial... Read More
hotel-travel-sustainability
News / Technology
The hospitality industry's €768B journey to net zero
By Linda Fox | November 8, 2021
The accommodations industry is responsible for 10% of the total tourism sector's annual emissions.... Read More
Uber-q3-2021-earnings
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Uber reports $2.4B loss but mobility "reignited"
By Linda Fox | November 5, 2021
Uber says mobility gross bookings hit $10 billion in Q3 and airport activity is increasing in the U.S.... Read More
makemytrip-amazon-pay
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Amazon to offer travel in India via MakeMyTrip
By Linda Fox | November 3, 2021
The deal is part of Amazon Pay’s bid to add value by offering more services to consumers in the... Read More
easymytrip-traviate
News / Online
EaseMyTrip acquires Traviate for B2B hotels push
By Linda Fox | November 2, 2021
EaseMyTrip hopes to gain a new revenue stream through the acquisition of Traviate.... Read More
Trivago eyes Spring for return of normal travel
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Trivago eyes Spring for return of normal travel
By Linda Fox | November 1, 2021
The company has seen gains in net income, total revenue and EBITDA as a result of a recovery in... Read More
Lufthansa-sustainability-research
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Eco-friendly options and cost hit sustainable travel behavior
By Linda Fox | November 1, 2021
A report coinciding with the COP26 Summit found consumers often can't find or didn't realize... Read More
Webintravel-2021-startup-funding
News / Startups
VIDEO: Next billion online travel consumers ready for the taking
By Linda Fox | October 29, 2021
The future cohort will have different values and behaviors and will require flexibility and an... Read More
chalo-shuttl-acquisition
News / Startups
Chalo acquires Shuttl to boost bus travel service
By Linda Fox | October 28, 2021
The combined companies will run more than 25 million bus rides a month.... 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
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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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WTTC outlines digital solutions for governments to restore international travel
December 6, 2021
WTTC outlines digital solutions for governments to restore international travel
In a new report, the WTTC urges governments to activate a digital travel portal to recognize... Read More