Articles tagged “startup”

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Jet Startup Aero Raises $65 Million to Grow Its Network

Semi-private jet company Aero has raised $65 million in funding to expand its network, and to service demand on existing routes. Currently it operates flights to Aspen, Los Cabos and Sun Valley from private terminals in Los Angeles and San Francisco in the U.S, as well as Ibiza, Mykonos, and Nice from London’s Farnborough Airport…

Online Travel

Airbnb Upgrades Search and More Travel Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, Airbnb makes a major modification, Tripadvisor appoints a new CEO, and the endangered status of giraffes exposes the fragility of Africa's wildlife tourism.

Airbnb Upgrades Search and More Travel Stories This Week

Airline Weekly

Icelandic Startup Airline Play’s U.S. Launch Not Deterred by Inflation, Oil Prices

Icelandic startup Play realizes its transatlantic ambitions Wednesday with the launch of U.S. flights. But the odds are long for the airline that touts a long-haul budget business model that no airline has made work — yet.

Icelandic Startup Airline Play’s U.S. Launch Not Deterred by Inflation, Oil Prices

Airlines

Norway’s New Low-Cost Airline Aims to Crack Transatlantic Market

A new Nordic airline is positioning itself to take over some of the gaps left by Norwegian Air's long-haul exits. By importing some of the old leadership to this new venture, is Norse Atlantic setting itself up to repeat history or turn a new leaf?

Norway’s New Low-Cost Airline Aims to Crack Transatlantic Market

Online Travel

Mexican Short-Term Rental Startup Casai Raises $48 Million Led by Andreessen Horowitz

Venture capitalists rarely bet on Mexico's travel startups. But Casai's 80 percent average occupancy rates in August and September must've helped it woo top-tier investor Andreessen Horowitz.

Mexican Short-Term Rental Startup Casai Raises $48 Million Led by Andreessen Horowitz

Startups

New Skift Research Report: Venture Investment Trends and Startup Opportunities in Travel 2018

Venture capitalists invested a record amount in travel startups in 2017. The industry is no stranger to disruption, but we may be seeing some of the greatest changes of the last two decades. Our latest research report is a deep dive into these emerging trends with insights for founders, incumbents, and investors.

New Skift Research Report: Venture Investment Trends and Startup Opportunities in Travel 2018

Hotels

An Airbnb-Like Startup for Campsites Has Signed Up Several Thousand Hosts

There really is an Airbnb — or a sharing-economy service, that is — for almost everything these days.

An Airbnb-Like Startup for Campsites Has Signed Up Several Thousand Hosts

Hotels

Startup Tentrr Brings Sharing Economy to Private Campsites

There really is an Uber (or Airbnb) for everything.

Startup Tentrr Brings Sharing Economy to Private Campsites

Hotels

The Hospitality Startup That Wants to Make a Business Out of Luxury Pop-Up Hotels

Is glamping really more than a fad? Collective Retreats and its investors seem to think so, but will that be enough?

The Hospitality Startup That Wants to Make a Business Out of Luxury Pop-Up Hotels

Online Travel

The State of Travel Startup Investment in 2016

While travel funding saw a decline compared to last year, investments are still flowing into the industry.

The State of Travel Startup Investment in 2016