Articles tagged “travel startups”

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Startup Volantio Closes $6 Million Funding Round With Help From Alaska Airlines and JetBlue

Volantio, an optimization startup that has many airline customers, said on Thursday it had closed a $6 million Series A fundraising. DiamondStream Partners, an aviation and aerospace venture capital firm, led the round in the Atlanta-based company. Alaska Airlines, one of Volantio's customers, also took an equity stake. JetBlue Technology Ventures, IAG, Amadeus Ventures, and…

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

Startups

Why European Investing Giant Kinnevik Is Betting on Travel Startups

Even though Kinnevik is Europe's largest publicly listed startup investor, it has only recently begun to take stakes in travel startups. What it looks for in companies tells a broader story of how investors generally view the sector.

Why European Investing Giant Kinnevik Is Betting on Travel Startups

Hotels

OTA Insight Buys Transparent to Offer Both Hotel and Vacation Rental Data

Here's yet another sign that alternative accommodations are becoming sophisticated businesses just like hotels.

OTA Insight Buys Transparent to Offer Both Hotel and Vacation Rental Data

Online Travel

Hopper Inherits an Air France-KLM Partnership as Part of Acquisition

The acquisition of Smooss clearly wasn't a budget buster for Hopper, but it could be another piece in the unglamorous behind-the-scenes tech effort to smooth the way for distribution deals with airlines.

Hopper Inherits an Air France-KLM Partnership as Part of Acquisition

Startups

Tour Livestreaming Startup Heygo Taps Creator Economy for Revenue

The startup Heygo is like a "Twitch for travel" in the sense it's surfing the waves of interest in live-streaming by the creator economy. Destination marketers need to tune in.

Tour Livestreaming Startup Heygo Taps Creator Economy for Revenue

Skift Research

Venture Investment Trends in Travel 2022

In a strong vote of confidence for the recovery of travel, venture capital funding for startups in our industry strongly rebounded in 2021. Travel startups raised $8.6B in 2021, up 73% from 2020 and now nearly fully recovered at 90% of 2019.

Venture Investment Trends in Travel 2022

Startups

Certares and Hertz Lead Investment in Mobility Startup UFODrive

Hertz is now in a pole position among rental car brands in the race to adopt electric vehicles. Separately, it's notable that private equity firm Certares has begun placing venture equity bets in early-stage companies.

Certares and Hertz Lead Investment in Mobility Startup UFODrive

Online Travel

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

Online Travel

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