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TripScout signals next phase of travel discovery app with $2.1M funding
By Kevin May | April 24, 2019
The investment is being led by Corazon Capital and includes participation from a number of other funds including New Stack Ventures, MATH Ventures and Connetic Ventures. Read More
News | Startups
Travel translation app TripLingo bought by Travel and Transport
Travel translation app TripLingo bought by Travel and Transport
By Kevin May | April 24, 2019
The app was created in 2011 as a means for travelers to obtain instant voice and image translation from a database of useful phrases. Read More
News | Technology
Tripoto brings in $3.7M to boost community and travel search platform
Tripoto brings in $3.7M to boost community and travel search platform
By Kevin May | April 18, 2019
The India-based travel community secured the round from Orchid India, Hornbill Orchid India Fund, Chiratae Ventures, 3one4 Capital and Lasmer NV. Read More
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Retailing for hoteliers: What it is and what you need to do
Retailing for hoteliers: What it is and what you need to do
By Diane Merlino  | April 17, 2019
From selling guest rooms and hotel services differently to monetizing under-utilized spaces and partnering with local businesses on experiences, a new model of retailing is slowly taking hold in the... Read More
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University stakes claim on first AI-powered travel guide
By Linda Fox | April 12, 2019
The University of Surrey and Open University have created an AI-driven app to enhance a travel guidebook with digital content. Read More
News | Technology
VIDEO: How a gamification app can find a role in tourism
VIDEO: How a gamification app can find a role in tourism
By Kevin May | March 22, 2019
Gamification of tech services is not an entirely new concept in the travel industry but the capabilities of smartphones and their mobile networks has certainly improved the quality of some of the apps. Read More
News | Technology
Ground transportation part 3 autonomous vehicles
Ground innovation, part 3: A driverless future in travel and tourism
By Mitra Sorrells | March 18, 2019
In the third part of our series on ground transportation we consider the impact of autonomous vehicles on the travel industry. Read More
News | Technology
Withlocals walks away with €8M to support peer-to-peer experiences service
Withlocals walks away with €8M to support peer-to-peer experiences service
By Kevin May | March 5, 2019
The Series B round was led by Keen Venture Partners and also saw participation from previous backer Inkef Capital, giving it around €16 million since 2013. Read More
News | Online
Travelers have big frustrations with in-destination services online
Travelers have big frustrations with in-destination services online
By Linda Fox | February 20, 2019
The Destination X study from Amadeus spoke to 1,000 travelers about their frustrations with services and products, as well as how to access them. Read More
News | Technology
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Lonely Planet buys ArrivalGuides, plots industry partnership model
By Linda Fox | February 19, 2019
Age-old guidebook-turned-digital travel content brand Lonely Planet buys ArrivalGuides as it looks to forge B2B partnerships. Read More
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A practical guide for affordable virtual reality productions in travel
A practical guide for affordable virtual reality productions in travel
By Jamie Biesiada - Travel Weekly  | February 12, 2019
VR has one big downside: Creating professional-level content is expensive - some might say prohibitively expensive. Read More
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Polarsteps walks away with €3M investment round
Polarsteps walks away with €3M investment round
By Kevin May | January 16, 2019
INKEF Capital has backed the Netherlands-based company - an app that helps travelers track and share their trips. Read More
News | Startups
VIDEO: AllSeated - Summit pitch at Phocuswright 2018
VIDEO: AllSeated - Summit pitch at Phocuswright 2018
By Kevin May | January 10, 2019
Genuine virtual reality that provides venues with a claim to have the highest ROI in the history of event technology. Read More
Interview | Startups
VIDEO: SafeTravelRx - Summit pitch at Phocuswright 2018
VIDEO: SafeTravelRx - Summit pitch at Phocuswright 2018
By Kevin May | December 20, 2018
Connecting travelers to on-demand assistance, transmitting location and medical information to emergency responders. Read More
Interview | Startups
Rough Guides, online travel content and the Culture Trip Effect
Rough Guides, online travel content and the Culture Trip Effect
By Linda Fox | December 11, 2018
Travel guide book publisher Rough Guides has announced a move into "travel booking". Read More
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