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Etihad to Test New Airport Scanners for Pinpointing Sick Passengers

Etihad to Test New Airport Scanners for Pinpointing Sick Passengers

Sean O'Neill, Skift

New tech can screen passengers for elevated heart rates, respiratory rates, and temperatures. The kiosks sound minimal enough. But their accuracy and speed still need to be proven under busy airport conditions.

3 months ago

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.

3 months 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.

3 months 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.

3 months 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.

3 months 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.

3 months 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.

3 months 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.

3 months ago

Bimble Raises $1.5 Million for Trip Inspiration: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Bimble Raises $1.5 Million for Trip Inspiration: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

This week, travel startups Bimble and Pruvo announced they had raised more than $1 million each in funding, despite the coronavirus crisis. Keep hope alive.

4 months ago

The Impact of Emerging Tech in Travel Post-Coronavirus: New Skift Research

The Impact of Emerging Tech in Travel Post-Coronavirus: New Skift Research

Wouter Geerts, Skift Research

There are so many technologies that can and will impact the travel industry, but it's hard to poke through all the hype and see what will fundamentally change the future of travel. We investigate four technology buckets with the largest potential.

4 months ago

What Nervous Travel Startup Investors and Founders Should Watch for Next

What Nervous Travel Startup Investors and Founders Should Watch for Next

Sean O'Neill, Skift

From short-term rentals to tours and activities to corporate travel, here are pockets of the travel tech startup sector to follow closely in the weeks ahead.

4 months ago

GetYourGuide, Omio, Other Travel Tech Startups Hunker Down

GetYourGuide, Omio, Other Travel Tech Startups Hunker Down

Douglas Busvine, Reuters

GetYourGuide top boss Johannes Reck said coronavirus may inflict a "nuclear winter" on the travel industry this year but that it has the resources to withstand the blow. Omio, Flixbus, and other European travel startups also are hoping for the best.

4 months ago