Steven Lerner News

 alt="trivago ceo interview covid recovery"  title="trivago ceo interview covid recovery"
News / Online
Q&A: Trivago CEO shares vision for “moment in time” when travel resumes in a post-crisis world
By Steven Lerner | April 6, 2020
Trivago CEO Axel Hefer discusses his outlook for travel, how Trivago is preparing for the future and... Read More
 alt="hotelmize series b"  title="hotelmize series b"
News / Technology
Hotelmize raises Series B funding from Alibaba, establishes APAC headquarters in Hong Kong
By Steven Lerner | April 2, 2020
 Hotelmize is aiming to gain a foothold in Asia Pacific and to expand operations in the region... Read More
 alt="Air Doctor funding"  title="Air Doctor funding"
News / Technology
Health startup Air Doctor gets $7.8M to make medical care accessible for travelers
By Steven Lerner | April 1, 2020
With health becoming a major concern in the travel industry due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a... Read More
 alt="coronavirus destroys startup funding"  title="coronavirus destroys startup funding"
News / Startups
Funding for travel startups was plentiful - then came coronavirus
By Steven Lerner | April 1, 2020
Entrepreneur Souzana Theodoridou explains how a funding deal for travel experience platform Grekaddict... Read More
 alt="funding Huilianyi"  title="funding Huilianyi"
News / Technology
Business travel platform Huilianyi raises $42M, aims for global expansion
By Steven Lerner | March 31, 2020
Shanghai-based business travel platform Huilianyi has landed RMB 300 million (about $42 million) in... Read More
 alt="Via 200M investment"  title="Via 200M investment"
News / Technology
Despite difficult times, ride-share company Via lands $200M investment
By Steven Lerner | March 31, 2020
 Real-time ride-sharing company Via is now valued at a $2.25 billion thanks to a new $200 million... Read More
 alt="startups hibernation mode"  title="startups hibernation mode"
News / Startups
Should travel startups go into “hibernation mode” during the coronavirus?
By Steven Lerner | March 30, 2020
Venture capitalists weigh in on how travel startups could survive the economic fallout from COVID-19.... Read More
 alt="haunted financial"  title="haunted financial"
News / Online
Could addiction to debt come back to haunt some online travel companies?
By Steven Lerner | March 25, 2020
If revenue drops due to COVID-19, past debt will make it more challenging for online travel companies... Read More
 alt="Electric air taxi company Lilium raises $240M toward developing regional service"  title="Electric air taxi company Lilium raises $240M toward developing regional service"
News / Technology
Electric air taxi company Lilium raises $240M toward developing regional service
By Steven Lerner | March 24, 2020
The German company is developing an emissions-free, vertical takeoff air taxi that it plans to operate... Read More
 alt="calm before storm"  title="calm before storm"
News / Online
Calm before the coronavirus storm - recap of latest online travel earnings
By Steven Lerner | March 23, 2020
We've updated PhocusWire's visual history of online travel company revenues to include the most recent... Read More

Steven's most recent articles

 alt="trivago ceo interview covid recovery"  title="trivago ceo interview covid recovery"
News / Online
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
 alt="hotelmize series b"  title="hotelmize series b"
News / Technology
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
 alt="Air Doctor funding"  title="Air Doctor funding"
News / Technology
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
 alt="coronavirus destroys startup funding"  title="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
 alt="funding Huilianyi"  title="funding Huilianyi"
News / Technology
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
 alt="Via 200M investment"  title="Via 200M investment"
News / Technology
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
 alt="startups hibernation mode"  title="startups hibernation mode"
News / Startups
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
 alt="haunted financial"  title="haunted financial"
News / Online
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
 alt="Electric air taxi company Lilium raises $240M toward developing regional service"  title="Electric air taxi company Lilium raises $240M toward developing regional service"
News / Technology
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
Sponsored Content
From Our Partners
 alt="phocuswright-conference-2023-event-listing"  title="phocuswright-conference-2023-event-listing"
November 13-16, 2023
The Phocuswright Conference 2023
Join us for the industry's leading event with the best face-to-face networking opportunities,... Register Now
 alt="Travel Tech Executive Fellowship"  title="Travel Tech Executive Fellowship"
September 5, 2023
Travel Tech Executive Fellowship
The Travel Tech Executive Fellowship grants you a spot in a vetted community that values deeper,... Register Now
 alt="TravelTech Show"  title="TravelTech Show"
June 28-29, 2023
TravelTech Show
London... Register Now