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Articles tagged “startups”

Travel Technology

These Innovators Are Bringing Trains and Buses Into the 21st Century

Travelers worldwide want to purchase and manage ground transport tickets digitally, same as they typically can for flights and hotels. The industry is finally starting to respond.

These Innovators Are Bringing Trains and Buses Into the 21st Century

Startups

Faye Raises $10 Million for Travel Insurance App: Startup Funding Roundup

Faye wants to make travel insurance more accessible, and more startups are raising money to digitize hotel operations.

Faye Raises $10 Million for Travel Insurance App: Startup Funding Roundup

Startups

Worldia Raises $27 Million for Travel Agency Booking Platform

Worldia wants to help travel agents book several parts of a trip through a single platform, and Travel.win is curating travel products that credit card companies can use for their loyalty programs.

Worldia Raises $27 Million for Travel Agency Booking Platform

Startups

Viatu Raises $1 Million to Book Eco-Friendly Trips in Africa

The startups featured want to sell eco-friendly trips to Africa, e-bike rides in London, and train ticket upgrades throughout the UK.

Viatu Raises $1 Million to Book Eco-Friendly Trips in Africa

Travel Technology

Hilton’s Investment in HotelKey Is an Investment in Tech Progress

The proverbial rising tide lifts all boats. In this case, a rising tide is investment in hotel tech companies, and the boats are the greater hospitality industry.

Hilton’s Investment in HotelKey Is an Investment in Tech Progress

Startups

Kindred Raises $15 Million for Home Swapping Vacation Platform

A wide variety of potential travel innovations got funding this week, including a credit card for travelers, an online travel agency for recreational vehicles, and management software for tour operators.

Kindred Raises $15 Million for Home Swapping Vacation Platform

Travel Technology

ChatGPT-Powered Travel Planning Chatbots Spur Entrepreneurs to Get in the Game

With the energy going into some of these travel planning assistants, how long before travel agents are out of jobs? Probably not tomorrow, but what about in a few years?

ChatGPT-Powered Travel Planning Chatbots Spur Entrepreneurs to Get in the Game

Startups

Whimstay Raises $10 Million for Last-Minute Vacation Rental Bookings

Short-term rentals are continuing to gain ground everywhere, as can be seen with raises this week for platforms in three different parts of the world.

Whimstay Raises $10 Million for Last-Minute Vacation Rental Bookings

Tour Operators

The Funding Grind for Black Travel Startup Founders in Africa

Black founders appear to be raising more money with each round, but it’s not nearly enough when it comes to travel tech startups looking to diversify the tourism offering across the African continent.

The Funding Grind for Black Travel Startup Founders in Africa

Travel Technology

Why Travel Tech Startup Heygo Closed a Year After Raising $20 Million

A consumer platform for virtual travel was probably doomed no matter what. But its founder tried, grieved the loss, and is now moving on with a pocketful of lessons and his head held high.

Why Travel Tech Startup Heygo Closed a Year After Raising $20 Million