Articles tagged “travel startups”

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Certares Founder on the Ease of Investing in Travel During a Pandemic

It is certainly an attractive time for private equity firms to invest in travel companies under pressure, but picking winners is never a slam dunk.

Certares Founder on the Ease of Investing in Travel During a Pandemic

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Travelport Teams With Amazon Web Services to Support Travel Startups

The travel sector is recovering slowly and unevenly from the pandemic, so startups will need all the help they can get to thrive.

Travelport Teams With Amazon Web Services to Support Travel Startups

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Startup Casai Buys Its Way Into Serviced Apartments in a Play for Brazilian Business Travel

The conventional wisdom in the U.S. and Europe has been that business travel will be slow to recover easing out of the pandemic and that emerging markets in Latin America, such as Brazil, will have a snail-like rebound, too. Travel startup Casai is gambling that both ideas are wrong.

Startup Casai Buys Its Way Into Serviced Apartments in a Play for Brazilian Business Travel

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Outdoorsy Participates in Collective Retreats’ $23 Million Funding Round in a Bet on Glamping

The call of the outdoors was loud last summer. Travel startups Outdoorsy and Collective Retreats are hoping that millennials keep answering the call post-pandemic.

Outdoorsy Participates in Collective Retreats’ $23 Million Funding Round in a Bet on Glamping

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How to Sell a Tours and Travel Experiences Company During a Pandemic

Hornblower's acquisition of Walks and Lindblad's takeover of DuVine are great case studies. They show how young companies can land well even in times of crisis. The lessons ought to resonate across the travel sector.

How to Sell a Tours and Travel Experiences Company During a Pandemic

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Priceline Buys Travel Startup Flyiin for Its Airfare Sales Tech

Airlines have been shaking up how they sell and distribute their airfares and ancillaries. Priceline is one of a few brands striving to keep pace through acquisitions or research and development.

Priceline Buys Travel Startup Flyiin for Its Airfare Sales Tech

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Munich-Based Startup FlixMobility Ready for Train and Bus Resurgence in Europe

A soft brand, FlixMobility is like an Oyo for bus and rail. That's why it had a $2.4 billion valuation going into the pandemic. A CEO interview suggests the startup's asset-light model could prove resilient.

Munich-Based Startup FlixMobility Ready for Train and Bus Resurgence in Europe

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What This New Dublin Venture Fund Sees as Opportunities in Travel During a Pandemic

To quote venture capitalist Alexia Bonatsos, "Travel startups are about to have a moment."

What This New Dublin Venture Fund Sees as Opportunities in Travel During a Pandemic

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Can SPACs Revive Travel Venture Capital? New Skift Research

After a difficult year, 2021 is likely to be a year of travel startup exits and consolidation fueled by IPOs, M&A, and — new on the scene — SPACs. These deals could help drive renewed enthusiasm for investing in and founding companies within the travel.

Can SPACs Revive Travel Venture Capital? New Skift Research

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Heritage Sites Copy Tricks From Video Games to Woo Visitors

For many cultural heritage sites affected by the pandemic, it's "game on." Med Gaims and Questo offer some promising models for destinations looking to engage tourists in the recovery.

Heritage Sites Copy Tricks From Video Games to Woo Visitors