Articles tagged “fintech”

Travel Booking

Daily Podcast: Hopper’s Hotel Fintech Treat

Good morning from Skift. It's Wednesday, June 8, in New York City. Here's what you need to know about the business of travel today.

Daily Podcast: Hopper’s Hotel Fintech Treat

Online Travel

Hopper Will Let Customers Pay a Fee to Leave the Hotel After Check-In for Any Reason

Hopper's leave-for-any-reason hotel offering would seemingly be attractive to many guests, but can also be a headache for hotels and open to abuse.

Hopper Will Let Customers Pay a Fee to Leave the Hotel After Check-In for Any Reason

Short-Term Rentals

Hopper and Expedia’s Vrbo Partner on Global Vacation Rentals

Hopper is deploying an oft-used playbook for getting its homes' business started. But a cancel-for- any-reason feature, still in development, could add a twist.

Hopper and Expedia’s Vrbo Partner on Global Vacation Rentals

Online Travel

Exclusive Amazon Partnership Could Broaden MakeMyTrip’s India Reach

Amazon is doing travel these days in India in its own image — as a way to build even greater traction for Amazon Pay. Hey Amazon, where to next?

Exclusive Amazon Partnership Could Broaden MakeMyTrip’s India Reach

Startups

Hotailors Lands $24 Million to Build New Financial Products: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Hotaliors secures more cash to develop new products and carry out a rebrand, while insurance platform Faye wants to make claim processes even easier with fresh funding.

Hotailors Lands $24 Million to Build New Financial Products: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Business Travel

Google Picks Prince Harry’s Travalyst for Emissions Data and More Top Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, Google joins global partnership Travalyst, backed by Prince Harry, in an act towards sustainability, Europeans are set to make record summer travel numbers, and loyalty programs are being revamped across major and minor travel brands alike.

Google Picks Prince Harry’s Travalyst for Emissions Data and More Top Stories This Week

Overtourism

Daily Podcast: Europe’s Massive Travel Surge

Good morning from Skift. It's Wednesday, April 12, in New York City. Here's what you need to know about the business of travel today.

Daily Podcast: Europe’s Massive Travel Surge

Hotels

Fintech to Help Smaller Hotel Brands Like Selina Launch Rewards Cards

Selina's launch of a loyalty card will be eyed by other emerging brands in travel lodging. Its choices in marketing the card to early-career travelers will be watched by all hoteliers coveting that segment.

Fintech to Help Smaller Hotel Brands Like Selina Launch Rewards Cards

Startups

Groups360 Raises $35 Million for Meeting Planning: Travel Startup Funding This Week

This week, travel startups Groups360 and Amenitiz announced more than $65 million in funding.

Groups360 Raises $35 Million for Meeting Planning: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Online Travel

Sonder Expands Sales Team to Tap Into Traditional Hotel Biz

Outsiders figure out what's wrong with an industry and rightfully disrupt it. Then they learn that the disrupted industry does things a certain way for a reason. It doesn't mean Sonder's overall strategy is wrong, but that's a lesson it is learning.

Sonder Expands Sales Team to Tap Into Traditional Hotel Biz