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Startups

Travel Startups Raise $1.1 Billion in Past Two Weeks

There haven't been as many travel startup fundraises this year, but there have been many more large dollar amounts than at this point last year.

Travel Startups Raise $1.1 Billion in Past Two Weeks

Travel Technology

Uber Says Its Airport Shuttle Service Is a Hit in India – Now It’s Coming to the U.S

One example showed a 28-minute ride from Freedom Park to the PNC Music Pavilion in Charlotte for $15.

Uber Says Its Airport Shuttle Service Is a Hit in India – Now It’s Coming to the U.S

Travel Technology

Google Takes Next Step in AI Trip Planning

Google is fully in its Gemini era. That’s what executives repeated as they showcased how AI pulls information from across its products to create detailed trip plans and more.

Google Takes Next Step in AI Trip Planning

Travel Technology

Meta Wants You to Use VR While Flying

The Meta Quest virtual reality headset was designed for the ground, but a new update makes them useable while flying. Now, the company is pushing them as an in-flight entertainment option.

Meta Wants You to Use VR While Flying

Travel Technology

ChatGPT Is Getting a Major Update: What it Means for Travelers

Though ChatGPT still has issues and many of its features are in experimental phases, the continued updates paint a clearer picture of the future digital travel assistant.

ChatGPT Is Getting a Major Update: What it Means for Travelers

Airlines

Alaska Airlines Tests AI for Loyalty and Flight Search

Though the new Alaska Airlines AI flight search tool has issues, it's an early glimpse at how the future of airline loyalty tech and search could look.

Alaska Airlines Tests AI for Loyalty and Flight Search

Startups

Travel Startup Funding Slows Down After $689 Million Spree

Travel startups raised $689 million over two weeks in mid-April, and then they raised only $29 million in the two weeks following that.

Travel Startup Funding Slows Down After $689 Million Spree

Travel Technology

Tech Company Travelsoft Buys 90-Year-Old Travel Publication L’Echo. CEO Explains Why

It's not every day that a travel tech company buys a media and events business, but the tech CEO said the deal is part of a long-term strategy.

Tech Company Travelsoft Buys 90-Year-Old Travel Publication L’Echo. CEO Explains Why

Travel Technology

What the New Ray-Ban Meta Smart Glasses Mean for Travelers

These AI-powered smart glasses offer an early glimpse at what on-the-go virtual travel assistants could be.

What the New Ray-Ban Meta Smart Glasses Mean for Travelers

Airlines

New Airline Rules Promise Fast Refunds and Clear Fees. But Travel Agents Say They Need the Data.

The organization representing Amadeus and Booking.com says the new rules, as written, could leading to costlier operations for their members and travelers.

New Airline Rules Promise Fast Refunds and Clear Fees. But Travel Agents Say They Need the Data.