Articles tagged “travel technology”

Startups

Ukio Raises $28 Million for Short-Term Rentals for Remote Workers

Almost every week, a short-term rental platform or ancillary software service reports that it has raised millions. It’s almost like there’s a growing demand for their services. There were two this week, and the star is Barcelona-based Ukio.

Ukio Raises $28 Million for Short-Term Rentals for Remote Workers

Travel Technology

Economic Uncertainties Won’t Drive More Travel Tech Mergers & Acquisitions

For the best exit strategy, hold on for a couple of years until the market stabilizes. For the deal, buy now.

Economic Uncertainties Won’t Drive More Travel Tech Mergers & Acquisitions

Startups

Deal Engine Raises $5.3 Million to Help Airlines Save Post-Booking

There weren't big numbers this week, but there were investments from some big-name venture capital firms: F-Prime Capital, JetBlue Ventures, Thayer Ventures, and Plug and Play.

Deal Engine Raises $5.3 Million to Help Airlines Save Post-Booking

Travel Technology

Travel Tech Investment Is on Unstable Ground: Here’s What Industry Pros Say

Sometimes raising investment is hard, and sometimes it's harder. But that's no reason not to move forward — a product that's strong and needed will still sell.

Travel Tech Investment Is on Unstable Ground: Here’s What Industry Pros Say

Airlines

United Airlines, Alcohol Wipes and Finding New Customer Touch Points

Some passengers want to talk to people. Some do not. United Airlines wants make sure they all have a choice.

United Airlines, Alcohol Wipes and Finding New Customer Touch Points

Travel Technology

Four Seasons Won’t Let Tech Replace the Human Exchange Expected of Luxury

Luxury brand Four Seasons believes strongly that guests who are spending more money need to be pampered a little, says its chief commercial officer. But it is smart to shy away from certain types of tech because of that?

Four Seasons Won’t Let Tech Replace the Human Exchange Expected of Luxury

Travel Technology

Red Roof Outsources Tech Stack to HotelKey to Help Combat Labor Shortage

Service is a premium for hotels coming out of the pandemic, but it's really hard to provide that service when workers are hard to come by. HotelKey is hoping the big brands see tech as part of the solution to the problem.

Red Roof Outsources Tech Stack to HotelKey to Help Combat Labor Shortage

Travel Technology

Are Travel Tech Companies Safe From Layoffs? These Execs Are Optimistic — For Now

While Big Tech is laying off thousands, the travel tech companies interviewed for this column are hiring dozens of people. That's good for now, but we will see how hard the global economy gets hit next year. If too hard, some cutbacks may be inevitable.

Are Travel Tech Companies Safe From Layoffs? These Execs Are Optimistic — For Now

News Blog

Bus Ticket Marketplace Busbud Makes 2nd Acquisition of 2022

Busbud, an online marketplace for bus and other ground transport tickets, is now offering more software services to operators in that industry following a company acquisition.  Montreal-based Busbud has acquired Toronto-based Betterez, according to LP Maurice, CEO and co-founder of Busbud.  The deal was made with a mix of cash and equity, Maurice said. As…

Business Travel

Corp Travel Agencies Need to Start Unbundling Services

If more companies plan on building travel programs using tech from a mix of agencies "like a Lego house," the larger agencies need to start accommodating that, delegates at the Global Business Travel Association's European conference heard.

Corp Travel Agencies Need to Start Unbundling Services