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Carmakers Rejigger Urban Travel Plans With New Ridehailing Strategies

With big car companies rethinking their plans for ridehailing platforms, it looks like Uber's grasp will only get stronger.

Carmakers Rejigger Urban Travel Plans With New Ridehailing Strategies

Online Travel

What Exactly Are ‘SPACs’? Why They Will Matter in Travel This Year

Some travel sector startups will use special-purpose acquisition companies, or SPACs, to go public, instead of doing traditional IPOs. The trend has the makings of an investor frenzy. Here's our cheat sheet, covered in six questions and answers.

What Exactly Are ‘SPACs’? Why They Will Matter in Travel This Year

Online Travel

Helicopter Taxi Service Blade Goes Public Through Blank-Check Company

Airbus-backed Blade thinks Asia is where the action is, with plans to expand there after this latest blank-check deal. Keep an eye on similar so-called SPAC deals in travel in the new year.

Helicopter Taxi Service Blade Goes Public Through Blank-Check Company

Online Travel

2 Blank-Check Companies Set Up to Buy Travel Outfits Had IPOs This Week

Two blank-check outfits that will try to buy something in travel later debuted on the stock market this week. No Airbnb-style IPO pops, however, because no one knows what the acquirers might score in the travel sector.

2 Blank-Check Companies Set Up to Buy Travel Outfits Had IPOs This Week

Business Travel

Why Every Tech Investor on the Planet Wants to Invest in Virtual Events

Welcome to 0.1 version of the gold rush in the events sector, with dream specs for every tech investor on the planet.

Why Every Tech Investor on the Planet Wants to Invest in Virtual Events

Online Travel

Why European Travel Tech Startups Need to Keep On Building Through the Fallout

Startups should take note of venture capital firm Lakestar's vision of what makes a travel company successful if they want to emerge stronger in the post-Covid world.

Why European Travel Tech Startups Need to Keep On Building Through the Fallout

Business Travel

Why Yatra’s Broken Deal Won’t Help Corporate Travel’s Mergers-and-Acquisitions Prospects

As well as the devastating short-term effects, we're now starting to see how coronavirus can equally have longer lasting impacts on the corporate travel sector.

Why Yatra’s Broken Deal Won’t Help Corporate Travel’s Mergers-and-Acquisitions Prospects

Online Travel

Vacasa Grabs $108 Million in New Funding Led by Private Equity Investor Silver Lake

The coronavirus pandemic made some travel companies seem like dominoes stacked too closely together. But private equity will help some businesses like Vacasa escape this crisis without toppling over.

Vacasa Grabs $108 Million in New Funding Led by Private Equity Investor Silver Lake

Online Travel

The Long View Guest This Week: Online Travel Vet Adam Goldstein on Travel Anxieties Ahead

What travel industry and traveler anxieties will we be coping with and having to adjust around? This week's episode of The Long View will focus on that question, and others.

The Long View Guest This Week: Online Travel Vet Adam Goldstein on Travel Anxieties Ahead

Online Travel

New Skift Online Summit for Startups and Investors on April 14

Please join Skift editors and research analysts, along with VC investors and startup founders, for this dive into the state of travel startups today.

New Skift Online Summit for Startups and Investors on April 14