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SmarterTravel Revives After Tripadvisor Spinoff: Travel Startup Funding This Week

This week a half-dozen travel startups collectively announced more than $87 million in funding, including SmarterTravel, a set of travel content brands once owned by Tripadvisor.

SmarterTravel Revives After Tripadvisor Spinoff: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Online Travel

Travel Investor Certares Places $354 Million Bet on Aviation Service Firm Avia Solutions Group

No niche purchase this time round, but a more rounded investment in a wide-ranging aerospace business group. Find out more when Certares founder Greg O’Hara speaks at Skift Global Forum in New York next week.

Travel Investor Certares Places $354 Million Bet on Aviation Service Firm Avia Solutions Group

Online Travel

Traveloka Taps Brakes on $400 Million SPAC Deal to Go Public

Are special purpose acquisition companies losing their shine? We'll find out more in the coming months as other travel startups plan to go public.

Traveloka Taps Brakes on $400 Million SPAC Deal to Go Public

Online Travel

Southeast Asia’s Latest Unicorn Taps Travel for Growth and Entrée to U.S.

A $200 million funding round, coupled with new products from its recently acquired travel division, will see the Singapore startup Nium venture into the U.S.

Southeast Asia’s Latest Unicorn Taps Travel for Growth and Entrée to U.S.

Online Travel

Indonesia’s Traveloka Reportedly Seeking $400 Million for SPAC Deal to Go Public

PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel and Hong Kong investor Richard Li are emerging as frontrunners with their Bridgetown Holdings venture to help this fast-growing travel startup finally list.

Indonesia’s Traveloka Reportedly Seeking $400 Million for SPAC Deal to Go Public

Online Travel

7 Travel Startups Kickstarted by the UK Government

Private equity flooded the travel industry during the pandemic, but many startups looked to the government’s Innovate UK arm, which continues to put millions of pounds on the table.

7 Travel Startups Kickstarted by the UK Government

Online Travel

This Berlin Venture Fund Backed Airbnb Early On: Where It’s Placing Bets Now

Lakestar has invested in European travel startups more than any other venture firm, based on total money. Does it know something that others don't?

This Berlin Venture Fund Backed Airbnb Early On: Where It’s Placing Bets Now

Online Travel

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

Startups

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

Startups

How Travel’s Venture Capital Landscape Is Transformed: New Skift Research

The pandemic derailed record years of venture capital activity in travel, resetting the industry to 2014 levels of investment. But our assessment shows signs for optimism about the future of the travel industry and its ability to innovate technology and incubate globally relevant startups.

How Travel’s Venture Capital Landscape Is Transformed: New Skift Research