Qantas acquires 51% of travel packages business TripADeal

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the australian carrier wants to boost its leisure offering to loyalty program members through the acquisition

Short-term rental management startup Hostfully raises $4M seed funding

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founded in 2016 hostfully will use the funding to add capabilities to its products including a native mobile app

The far and wide implications of Uber’s new charter service

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with the right plan uber charter could dominate the bus charter industry and that s a good thing

WeTravel launches Women in Travel resource hub

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wetravel academy s women in travel vertical is designed to better support and represent individuals who identify as women in the travel industry

MakeMyTrip narrows losses, looks to international recovery in 2022

phocuswire 2022-5-25

the ota reported a full year loss of 30 million for the year ending march 31 2022 compared to 68 million for 2021

Airbnb reportedly shutting China business

phocuswire 2022-5-25

according to reports airbnb will remove its chinese listings this summer due to a decline in business

Accessible travel platform Mobee raises €1.5M in funding

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the company offers accessible accommodation and activities via its platform

A cookieless future - activating first-party data to increase bookings

phocuswire 2022-5-24

marketers must not only capture first party data in a cookieless world but also activate it

Phocuswright Europe 2022: Checking in with short-term rentals

phocuswire 2022-5-24

executives from europe s short term rental companies will discuss the evolving landscape of alternative lodging

Startup Stage: RoadRunAir offers VIP tours aboard its planes

phocuswire 2022-5-23

founded in april 2021 roadrunair offers travelers affordable all inclusive vip tours aboard its own planes

WTTC calls on governments to introduce a digital travel portal

phocuswire 2022-5-20

in a new report the wttc outlines how governments can implement a digital travel portal to check a traveler s health status prior to traveling

Hotels develop VR "twins" as first step into metaverse

phocuswire 2022-5-20

hotels are beginning to develop virtual representations of their physical properties which will eventually live in the metaverse and support sales and marketing

Surf Air Mobility takes SPAC route to market

phocuswire 2022-5-19

surf air mobility will also acquire southern airways corporation with the deal expected to complete at the same time as the proposed merger

Despegar posts second quarter of profitability as demand recovers

phocuswire 2022-5-19

the latin american online travel company reports adjusted ebitda of 12 3 million for the period ending march 31 2022

Grab outperforms guidance with growth across all business units

phocuswire 2022-5-19

mobility and delivery brand grab posts revenue in the first quarter of 228 million a 6 increase compared to the same period in 2021

American Airlines plans experience enhancements via cloud partnership

phocuswire 2022-5-19

the carrier plans to use the microsoft azure cloud platform to boost its digital transformation program

Bob W begins M&A ramp up, acquires Estonishing Stay

phocuswire 2022-5-18

estonia based estonishing stay which launched in 2019 adds to bob w s existing portfolio of rentals across europe

Phocuswright Europe 2022: The inside scoop from investors

phocuswire 2022-5-18

at phocuswright europe three of the industry s leading investment professionals will discuss the current and future outlook for travel funding

Amex GBT reports large client travel demand accelerating

phocuswire 2022-5-18

for q1 2022 amex gbt reported 350 million in revenue up 179 compared with the first quarter of 2021 and half of pre pandemic levels in 2019

Marriott debuts media network in partnership with Yahoo

phocuswire 2022-5-17

using marriott guest data advertisers on the network will be able to target travelers via the hotel chain s website and app and eventually in room tvs

Travel fintech momentum building as industry looks to boost revenue

phocuswire 2022-5-17

travel companies plan to equal or increase investment in fintech products and services this year

Mass transit software provider Optibus raises $100M at $1.3B valuation

phocuswire 2022-5-17

tel aviv based optibus claims it s the first unicorn dedicated to the public transportation sector

Uber adds new travel feature, party bus and EV bookings in product update

phocuswire 2022-5-16

as part of its super app strategy uber has unleashed new features designed to capture the end to end travel journey

Google Maps get a boost with immersive view

phocuswire 2022-5-16

the google maps update will begin rolling out later this year with cities including london los angeles and tokyo to come first

Members-only home-swap network Kindred lands $7.75M

phocuswire 2022-5-13

founded in 2021 kindred helps homeowners and renters take advantage of work from anywhere flexibility

Getaround joins the IPO via SPAC wagon

phocuswire 2022-5-13

the company has agreed to merge with interprivate ii acquisition corp with a value of 1 2 billion for the combined entity

Czech camper van rental marketplace adds €2.7M to seed round

phocuswire 2022-5-13

campiri says it will use the funding to enter new markets add to its team and to 160 purchase vehicles to sell to others that want to rent on the platform 160

Rydoo sells business travel platform to CDS Groupe

phocuswire 2022-5-13

cds groupe says it wants to become europe s leader in hotel reservation solutions for business travel

Katanox raises $5.7M, adds Expedia exec Rob Torres to board

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katanox says it will use this funding to expand internationally and further develop its platform and integrations with crs pms and payment service providers 160

Kakao Mobility partners with Splyt to expand transportation app

phocuswire 2022-5-12

the deal enables users of the kakao t app to access local taxis private cars and motorcycles in seven additional countries

The third-party cookie is crumbling - now what?

phocuswire 2022-5-12

when third party cookies go away marketers must rely more than ever on first party cookies and that s a good thing

Cabify gets EU bank loan for electric vehicle rollout

phocuswire 2022-5-12

the investment will help cabify achieve its target of a zero emission fleet in spain by 2025 and worldwide by 2030

Vacasa Q1 2022 revenue nearly doubles year-over-year

phocuswire 2022-5-12

vacasa says in january it reached a milestone of generating more than 1 billion in rental income for its homeowners over the preceding 12 months

Faye collects $8M in funding for its travel insurance app

phocuswire 2022-5-11

build amid the pandemic and launched earlier this year faye allows travelers to file claims and receive reimbursement via its app

Travel booking windows increasing as consumers look ahead

phocuswire 2022-5-11

the seven day booking window trend seen in the pandemic is declining across emea and the americas

Bookaway revs up with $35M in Series C funding

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the company whose brands include 12go getbybus and plataforma 10 has now raised a total of 80 million 160

Why the world needs “Meaningful Tourism”

phocuswire 2022-5-10

meaningful tourism is based on a return to benefits for all stakeholders guests host communities tourism employees the government and the environment

Sabre acquires Nuvola to enrich hospitality retailing solutions

phocuswire 2022-5-10

with nuvola sabre aims to tackle the on property fulfillment challenges that arise for hoteliers offering a wide range of ancillaries and attributes

Iomob partners with Next Earth metaverse for journey planning

phocuswire 2022-5-9

the aim of the partnership is to collaborate on the development of a service to plan real life journeys via the metaverse

Hotailors rebrands to WorkTrips, bags €23M investment

phocuswire 2022-5-9

the funding will go towards the rebranding hotailors as well as boosting its presence in existing markets and extending the platform to new markets

Looking ahead to a sustainable, peer-to-peer car rental segment

phocuswire 2022-5-9

with the echo of the 2020 downturn still lingering eyes were on 2021 as the year that would kickstart the pandemic recovery for the car rental sector

Despegar to acquire Brazilian OTA Viajanet

phocuswire 2022-5-6

this marks the third acquisition of a brazil based company for despegar which operates as decolar in the brazil market

777 Partners acquires AeroCRS and WorldTicket

phocuswire 2022-5-5

the firm says it will form a new travel group to offer a suite of products to airlines and travel companies for retailing distribution interlining and passenger connectivity

Arrivalist signs $2M debt financing investment round

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the non dilutive debt financing program is the fifth round of support that the u s based company has received to date from lighter capital

Expedia Group revamps marketplace, tech platform as part of new strategy

phocuswire 2022-5-4

at expedia group s annual explore partner event the online travel giant outlined a new strategy that includes rewarding hotels for providing a better guest experience

Mint House raises $35M led by Mohari Hospitality

phocuswire 2022-5-4

mint house reports its revenue grew more than 200 in 2021 and in the last two years the company has tripled its property count now at 22 properties in 14 markets

Sensible Weather warms up with $12M round, plots expansion of travel guarantee tools

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the series a is being led by infinity ventures with participation from cetares venrues and previous backers wonder ventures and group1001

InnKey looks beyond PMS tech following Yanolja investment

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india based innkey will use the funds to expand its business

Lyft Q1 profit of $55M exceeds outlook by $40M

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lyft achieved adjusted ebitda of 55 million and revenue of 876 million in the first quarter of this year