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New Skift Online Summit for Startups and Investors on April 14

New Skift Online Summit for Startups and Investors on April 14

Brian Quinn, Skift

Please join Skift editors and research analysts, along with VC investors and startup founders, for this dive into the state of travel startups today.

21 hours ago

Air Doctor, Hotelmize, and Huilianyi Get Backing Despite Crisis: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Air Doctor, Hotelmize, and Huilianyi Get Backing Despite Crisis: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

This week, travel startups Air Doctor (which helps travelers find doctors overseas), Hotelmize (which helps bedbanks automatically rebook hotel rooms when rates drop), and Huilianyi (a business travel expense manager), announced rounds of investment this week, in a bit of good news.

2 days ago

Booking Holdings CEO Glenn Fogel Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Booking Holdings CEO Glenn Fogel Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Booking Holdings CEO Glenn Fogel said he "feels fine" after testing positive for coronavirus. As a public company, Booking Holdings prudently disclosed the diagnosis in a financial filing.

3 days ago

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Skift Webinar: Moving Beyond Demographics — Data Drives the Future of Travel Advertising

Skift Webinar: Moving Beyond Demographics — Data Drives the Future of Travel Advertising

Accenture Interactive + Skift

What does personalization mean in 2020, and what does it look like in a world where customers are becoming increasingly protective of their data? In this webinar, we'll dive into what intelligent advertising and marketing campaigns can accomplish.

3 weeks ago

What’s Next for Trip.com Group as Coronavirus Crisis Subsides in China?

What’s Next for Trip.com Group as Coronavirus Crisis Subsides in China?

Xinyi Liang-Pholsena, Skift

For Trip.com Group’s top leader, the message is clear. Countries around the world should not squander any chances to control the virus, and neither should the travel industry let a serious crisis go to waste by not seeking out new opportunities.

3 days ago

Should Venture Capital Be Betting on Travel Now? New Skift Research

Should Venture Capital Be Betting on Travel Now? New Skift Research

Seth Borko, Skift Research

Travel is a long-term megatrend because all across the globe people appreciate the value that it brings to their lives. This holds true across a vast range of human differences — cultural, geographical, religious, historical, generational, and more.

4 days ago

Travelsky Puts On a Brave Face as Chinese Flight Demand Slowly Rebounds

Travelsky Puts On a Brave Face as Chinese Flight Demand Slowly Rebounds

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Travelsky, China's travel technology giant, said it will weather the coronavirus-related plunge in air travel without needing to lay off workers. Remarkably, in January it added a tool to its popular flight app that alerts a traveler if another passenger is later tested and found to have coronavirus.

4 days ago

How Travel Brands Are Approaching TV Advertising Now

How Travel Brands Are Approaching TV Advertising Now

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Most travel brands aren't doing TV or much of any advertising now because of the pandemic. But for the ones still broadcasting spots, they'd better be very clever in terms of sensitivities, or risk brand damage.

1 week ago

Travel Agency MisterFly Slams Airlines for Delayed or Denied Refunds

Travel Agency MisterFly Slams Airlines for Delayed or Denied Refunds

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Everyone in the travel industry is frustrated right now with much of the world frozen up. But Nicolas Brumelot, the co-founder and president of travel startup Misterfly, speaks for many agencies frustrated by alleged delays in refunds by some airlines.

1 week ago

Lilium Raises $240 Million for Flying Taxis: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Lilium Raises $240 Million for Flying Taxis: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Take a break from all the bad news and dream about flying taxis.

1 week ago

Separating Hype From Emerging Tech’s Real Shortcomings Post-Crisis: New Skift Research

Separating Hype From Emerging Tech’s Real Shortcomings Post-Crisis: New Skift Research

Wouter Geerts, Skift Research

Not all tech is worth the hype. But then again, the current crisis will likely accelerate the adoption of some worthwhile emerging technologies. It’s important to know how this will impact the travel industry. We’ve set out the most important technologies to help you burst that hype bubble.

1 week ago

From Crisis Will Come Eventual Opportunity for Venture Capital in Travel: New Skift Research

From Crisis Will Come Eventual Opportunity for Venture Capital in Travel: New Skift Research

Seth Borko, Skift Research

We are headed into a winter for travel startups. But travel won't be gone forever. And history teaches us that startups are often the first to pinpoint our industry’s new direction as we exit a crisis.

2 weeks ago