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AppWatch Traveling can be a hassle. Flights, luggage, hotels, car rentals, it’s all a puzzle. Using an online travel agency is your best bet if you want to travel in style and with peace of mind. JustFly was designed to do just that. Becoming one of the top air travel agencies in the United States …

Dubai: Etihad Airways of Abu Dhabi announced on Wednesday that it would expand “Verified To Fly” on the routes of its global network after the travel platform proved “extremely popular” with customers. The platform, which allows travelers to validate their Covid-19 travel documents before arriving at the airport, is currently available for a large majority …

Guy van der Westhuizen, founder of Smarter More intelligent More intelligent is a new market for short stays featuring many of London’s most notable homes. Founded by Guy van der Westhuizen to challenge the status quo established by traditional booking platforms, the brand aims to distil quality from quantity and free customers from high booking …

Vacayou, a new online platform for discovering and booking wellness travel experiences, raised $ 3.3 million in combined investor and seed rounds to support its launch. The funding is led by investor and owner of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Jeff Vinik, Relevance Ventures and other angel investors. Vacayou is launching in beta with over 100 …

A new platform, Lovu, hopes to connect romantic travelers with travel advisors when it launches this fall. Lovu was founded by Shri Lildharrie, who recognized the need to connect consumers directly to hotels and travel agents for romantic travel after working on wedding website The Knot. Although wedding-related websites provide consumers with a wealth of …

An earlier version of this report did not state that American Express Global Business Travel is a joint venture 50% owned by American Express. It has been updated. American Express Global Business Travel, a joint venture 50% owned by American Express Co. AXP, -0.29%, has made a firm offer to purchase the Egencia business travel …

Yaa Birago is banking on pandemic fatigue to get women on the road again. (Courtesy Femmebnb) Airbnb has revolutionized the way people travel. Femmebnb wants to revolutionize what this experience looks like for women. Yaa Birago, a Ghana-born, Toronto-based mother of two, came up with the idea of ​​starting her business after being subjected to …

Image credit: TravelPerk Barcelona-based TravelPerk, a travel management platform, raised $160 million (about €131.9 million) in its Series D equity and debt funding round. The company has now raised a total of $294 million (around €m) in funding to date. The round was led by Greyhound Capital, with participation from existing investors. The company is …

CHINA. Collinson announced a strategic partnership with Fliggy, the travel platform owned by the Alibaba group. It gives Fliggy premium members free access to more than 190 lounges at 60 major airports in China through Collinson’s airport experience program, LoungeKey by Priority Pass. Under the terms of the agreement, Fliggy F3 members will be able …

Business travel platform Pana is now part of the Cut expense management service. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. The deal is the second in the travel industry in recent years for U.S. company Coupa after its agreement to buy Yatra in January 2020. Coupa CEO Rob Bernshteyn said the Pana acquisition agreement “will …

In major payments news around the world, Klook closed an E-Series round of funding led by Aspex Management, while Gojek aims to expand its ridesharing and online payments business. Additionally, artificial intelligence (AI) company Ariel AI was acquired by Snap. Outside of pandemic, SoftBank-backed travel platform Klook raises $ 200 million Hong Kong travel and …

Hong Kong travel and leisure booking platform Klook has closed a $200m Series E funding round led by Aspex Management, with participation from Sequoia Capital China, SoftBank Vision Fund 1, Matrix Partners China and Boyu Capital, according to a press release. “Despite a difficult 2020, we showed our courage, turning challenges into growth opportunities with …

TripActions raised $155 million in Series E growth funding, bringing the company’s valuation to $5 billion. This is the travel agency’s second round of massive funding during the pandemic, adding to the $125 million convertible financing in IPO from June 2020. The company, founded in the United States by two Israeli entrepreneurs, says its rapid …

Performers are seen during the ceremony marking the reopening of Shanghai Disneyland following a shutdown due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at the Shanghai Disney Resort in Shanghai, China, on May 11, 2020. REUTERS / Aly Song / File photo SHANGHAI, Jan.18 (Reuters) – The Walt Disney Resort (DIS.N) in the Chinese city of …

Singapore Airlines’ new distribution capacity offerings will be available next year through the Amadeus travel platform and its corporate travel and spending tool, Cytric, Amadeus announced. Amadeus will make content available through Singapore’s KrisConnect ‘NDC Gateway’, which allows third parties to access the sale and service of ancillary products, including seat selection, baggage fees and …

Beeyonder.com “As a bilateral amputee myself, I am aware of the challenges that people with disabilities can face when it comes to travel. Although I have been lucky enough to travel the world, we have developed Beeyonder to the 40 million Americans who want to travel but can’t.” BOSTON (PRWEB) December 07, 2020 Beeyonder, a …

December 5, 2020 – A German online platform for train, bus and plane travel has named Zagreb Airport the worst of 30 capital city airports in Europe. Index.hr reports that OMNIO, a German online platform for train, bus and air travel, has named Zagreb – Franjo Tudjman International Airport the worst of 30 in Europe. …

Exotic will use an additional € 5 million funding round to an earlier Series B investment to position the company for the industry’s post-pandemic recovery. The Spain-based company previously secured the first phase of the Serie B round of funding, for a total amount of € 11 million, in July 2019. Once again, Exoticca’s investment …

Klook has moved from travel and leisure bookings to direct shopping for merchants. Getty Images The pandemic has limited travel restrictions around the world, putting many travel-related businesses out of work, slowing the tourist city of Hong Kong with a 99% drop in international visits. Klook, a unicorn travel and leisure booking platform backed by …

Karachi-headquartered travel platform FindMyAdventure has raised $ 600,000 in a pre-series A round from a local Pakistani and expatriate consortium, she announced today in a press release to MENBytes. Founded in 2016 by four young Pakistanis passionate about travel, FindMyAdventure started out as an online platform for users to book travel experiences (from different travel …

According to Agoda.com, Filipinos want to travel to local destinations again once it is safe to do so. In a press release, Agoda said Manila, Boracay, Cebu, Palawan and Batangas featured prominently in different demographics for Filipinos, which include couples, solo travelers, families and groups based on the the platform’s most wanted data for trips …

Evolve from a ticketing platform for AirAsia flights, AirAsia.com is emerging as one of the leading one-stop travel and lifestyle e-commerce platforms in Asean, offering products from flights, hotels, travel activities, shopping and more. Under difficult operating conditions, AirAsia.com has achieved significant growth through diversification and digital innovation. Karen Chan, CEO of AirAsia.com, shares her …

Image source: Pixabay MakeMyTrip announced the launch of a dedicated platform, myPartner, for travel agents to help and assist them in providing a seamless and enhanced travel booking experience for travelers. The intuitive and user-friendly platform was designed to provide local offline travel agents with access to one of the largest selections of travel inventory …

Flight Center has acquired a San Francisco-based business travel platform specializing in personalization through artificial intelligence (AI). The platform, WhereTo, pulls content from dozens of sources and uses AI-based algorithms to show users the best travel options within their company’s policy, taking into account criteria such as traffic conditions, travel offers and personal preferences. This …

LONDON–(COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Corona has long been synonymous with the beach and the natural world. After months of confinement, the brand wants to reconnect people with the outdoors, which is now more beautiful than ever. To get out of the world and explore nature with care, Corona is launching a travel platform called “Rediscover Paradise”. …

The global travel industry has come to a halt after governments around the world announced strict closures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. At Unitize’s Virtual Blockchain conference on July 6, Juan Otero, co-founder and CEO of online crypto travel agency Travala, backed by Binance, said the platform has seen a sharp drop in volumes. …

According to a announcement As of June 30, 2020, EMURGO, a founding member of the Cardano Protocol (ADA), has partnered with the leading blockchain-based travel booking platform Travala.com to allow users to pay for their travel with ADA altcoin. Travala.com now accepts ADA EMURGO, a global blockchain solutions provider has reached an agreement with online …

Newly launched start-up Envirotels has partnered with travel technology specialists Traveltek to launch a new website, giving customers the ability to search and book hotels and flights and offset their carbon emissions. For each reservation made on the site, they plant trees in the Amazon rainforest to offset the associated CO2 emissions. In addition to …

Tourism is one of the sectors most affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Many countries have closed their borders in an attempt to mitigate the spread of infections, effectively cutting off international tourism while even within countries, lockdowns have kept people from straying too far from their doors. But all is not pessimistic. Faeez Fadhlillah, co-founder …

LONDON — UK-based HalalBooking has secured a £1.6 million ($2 million) Coronavirus Business Interruption (CBILS) loan, a UK government-backed facility for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to cope with the economic disruption of the crisis. “This loan is purely a short-term measure to ensure that we are fully prepared, even in the worst case scenario, …

LAS VEGAS, March 20, 2020 / PRNewswire / – Anurag Kaushik, CEO of Riwigo, in partnership with Krishnendu Chatterjee, native Calcutta, announced the expansion of the Riwigo Holistic Health Platform in India, starting from Calcutta. Riwigo is a popular platform for discounted bookings at hotels and spa centers. Their unique and modern system currently offers …

Let me start this article with a confession, but please don’t judge me. As someone who travels a lot and always works to try to optimize my travel experience, I’ve never really spent more than two seconds thinking about what it must be like to travel for a person with a disability. I mean sure, …

Travala, a service that allows its users to pay for their hotel stays with digital currency, has expanded its crypto payment options by adding support for NEM (XEM) tokens. The NEM Foundation and Travala.com announced the integration of XEM with the travel agency’s platform, according to a blog post published by Travala on January 22. …

Icelolly, the UK travel and holiday comparison platform, has secured a £2 million debt financing from Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) to support growth and increase brand recognition. Icelolly’s platform collects vacation deals and travel inspiration to help vacationers book the cheapest and most suitable package, from flights to car rental to accommodation. Founded in West …

The Holiable platform Holiable The UN estimates that around 1.4 billion people travel abroad each year. Although citizens of the world have been warned to reduce their carbon footprint, this figure shows no signs of slowing down. The UN’s global tourism arm expects that number to reach 1.8 billion by 2030. The Lille resident Sophie …

Chinese travel platform Mafengwo could lay off 40% of its employees, our sister site TechNode Chinese reported on Friday. Why is this important: Mafengwo, backed by Tencent, once a top travel site in China known for its user-generated reviews and other travel-based content, is losing to bigger rivals after a number of scandals this year …

News Roundup: More than a million hotel listings and trip planning on the new integrated travel platform BlackBook, Wirecard’s partnership with Chinese Yeepay to “internationalize” payments, extension of Grab routes in Japan and in the Middle-East Hospitality: Book rooms and plan trips on the new BlackBook travel platform BlackBook for booking rooms and planning trips …

The Singapore-developed BlackBook integrated travel management platform, which “seeks to solve travelers’ problems”, will be available worldwide by December 2019. Offering the largest hotel inventory of over 1.8 million hotel listings, BlackBook will offer travel planning and management features and a host of travel-related services that will be available soon. BlackBook Offers Largest Hotel Inventory …

On November 6, Ctrip Group, a Chinese online travel service provider, announced a strategic partnership with US travel site TripAdvisor, expanding their global cooperation. The partnership includes the creation of a joint venture, global content agreements and corporate governance agreements. Ctrip Group’s subsidiary, Ctrip Investment Holdings, and TripAdvisor Singapore Private Limited have formed a new …

Airbnb is putting more emphasis on experiential travel by investing $ 20 million in distant travel and exploration specialist Atlas Obscura, which offers experiences such as night photography in the California desert and the chance to see the gates of hell in Turkmenistan. Emily Eastman Reports When Joshua Foer and Dylan Thuras founded Dark Atlas …

The online travel platform has received overseas investment from OS Ventures and local investment from BRAC Osiris Impact Ventures, which will enable Go Zayaan to expand its services and invest in its in-house developed technology platform. Online travel aggregator (OTA) Go Zayaan, launched in 2017, has received local and foreign investment. The online travel platform …

Veabor socializes trips so groups can simultaneously plan, share, edit and book their trips online in one app MIAMI, Aug 15, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Veabor, the first and only travel platform that allows groups of travelers to simultaneously plan, modify and book their trips online, has announced the launch of its travel app. Now, …

Lonely Planet, home to one of the largest collections of organized travel experiences online, recently revamped its digital platform to enable highly personalized travel content and related travel deals and offers. According to CEO and President Luis Cabrera, the company was looking to serve the travel needs of users, rather than specific broad-spectrum groups. The …

How did a gay travel site come up with the most successful idea of help hoteliers reach quality travelers and become one of the most promising travel platforms in the global hotel industry? A few years ago, two Greeks (one Greek and one Cypriot) Nikos and Zenios decided to create a modern gay travel website, …

The focus will first be on today’s news: Google will shut down its Google Trips app in August of this year. The search giant quietly updated the app’s help page this week to reveal that support for the product will end after nearly three years in the market. The app was available for iOS and …

Mafengwo, a Chinese travel website, today announced that it has raised a $250 million Series E led by Tencent Holdings. Subscribe to the Daily Crunchbase General Atlantic, Qiming Venture Partners and others also participated in the round, bringing the total raised by the Beijing-based company to just over $500 million, according to its Crunchbase profile. …

Mafengwo, a Chinese travel website, today announced that it has raised a $250 million Series E led by Tencent Holdings. Subscribe to the Daily Crunchbase General Atlantic, Qiming Venture Partners and others also participated in the round, bringing the total raised by the Beijing-based company to just over $500 million, according to its Crunchbase profile. …

China’s largest online travel agency, Ctrip, has removed products offering travel and accommodation services in Arunachal Pradesh from its platform following objections from Chinese netizens. China claims Arunachal Pradesh as part of southern Tibet while India firmly maintains that the state is an integral and inalienable part of the country. Ctrip.com International Limited, a Chinese …

MIT’s new travel platform finds you cheaper flights around the world To share To share Facebook Twitter pinterest WhatsApp To post Or https://www.archdaily.com/914292/mits-new-travel-platform-finds-you-cheaper-flights-around-the-world MIT’s Senseable City Lab, led by architect Carlo Ratti, has launched Escape, an interactive air transport data visualization platform. “Escape” serves as a search engine that helps users find the cheapest flights …

Airbnb has signed an agreement to acquire HotelTonight, the San Francisco-based company that uses an app to sell unused last-minute inventory at boutique and independent hotels. The negotiation talks were first reported by the the Wall Street newspaper, although at the time, history suggested that the discussions were “cold.” The purchase shows how Airbnb, which …

Egencia, Expedia Groupthe business travel arm of, is rolling out updates to its platform that benefit both business travelers and companies. In what it touts as an “industry first feature,” Egencia launched Hotel Conversations, which enables two-way conversations between travelers and hoteliers. Using the Egencia app, travelers can ask questions about hotels, confirm plans or …

Ah, the cheeky. Since Expedia changed its name from Expedia Inc. to Expedia Group in March, it has marketed itself as “the world’s travel platform”. At the company’s partner conference in December, executives took to the stage in Las Vegas and variously described the company as either already “the world’s travel platform” or aspiring to …

Jeff Katz wants to make travel better for consumers, and he’s partnered with some of the biggest companies in the industry to help him do it. If this sounds vaguely familiar, it should. Katz founded and directed Orbitz, which started in Chicago in 2000, supported by five major airlines, and was absorbed by Expedia in …

Map Founded around 18 months ago, Mapify is a mobile platform that aims to improve the travel planning experience. The startup has raised $1.3 million to date and counts Airbnb among its partners. The company is currently focused on millennial travelers in Europe, but it has global content and plans to establish a US presence …

Coinciding with the European Heritage Days celebrations, UNESCO will launch the first-ever web platform dedicated to World Heritage and sustainable travel. Supported by the European Union, the platform features 34 selected World Heritage Sites across 19 European Union countries and was developed in collaboration with National Geographic. The launch will take place when UNESCO Headquarters …

Skift grip BridgeStreet is bringing shared flats and hostels to its platform to provide more variety for business travelers. The key will be to find success with travel managers by making it easier for them to book stays outside of traditional extended-stay hotels. Andrew Sheivachman, Skift When extended-stay booking provider BridgeStreet Global Hospitality relaunched its …

Google Ventures led a $15 million investment in Rocketrip, the tool that rewards employees for “traveling smart.” The Series C round brings the US-based company’s total funding amount to date to $32 million. Other backers include Bessemer Venture Partners and Canaan Partners, both of which have backed the company with previous investments. Erik Nordlander, a …

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA – January 23, 2018 – As the world’s largest diver training organization, PADI® is committed to growing the scuba diving and freediving markets by attracting new people to this sport and motivating existing divers to dive more often. To that end, PADI has introduced the all-new global PADI Travel™, featuring an …

American Airlines, the world’s largest carrier, has formed a partnership to access up to 549 million potential passengers in China. The Fort Worth-based carrier has partnered with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba’s travel platform Fliggy. The arrangement allows Alibaba users to book American Airlines flights and allows members of Fliggy’s loyalty reward to earn elite status …

By Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss NEW YORK (Reuters) – Air New Zealand said on Wednesday it had teamed up with Swiss travel startup Winding Tree to explore blockchain-based applications that could help New Zealand’s national carrier improve efficiency and security of services such as booking and baggage tracking. An Air New Zealand Boeing Dreamliner 787 takes off …

There are many solutions when a traveler wants to rent a property: sites like Airbnb, local agents, hotels, private properties to name only the most obvious. When it comes to luxury properties, the options are a bit scarce. Luxury travel is estimated at $25-30 billion per year. So far, only OneFineStay and LuxuryRetreats come closest …

Travelers will be able to plan a trip more easily with the new mobile functionality of Booking.com. Photo: Pexels BOOKING.COM, a popular travel and hotel booking website, has launched a new in-app feature that will use artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to deliver more personalized experiences for its customers . The feature, called Booking …

Sometimes there may be a little too lots of disturbances. So goes the thesis of Joost Schreve, the former head of mobile for TripAdvisor, who left the company last November and launched his own startup, KimKim, in December. The fledgling company — backed by million-dollar investors including NFX Guild — caters to the many people …

Qunar, one of China’s largest online travel booking platforms, plans to expand its mobile business with a new $500 million investment led by Silver Lake. Silver Lake’s share of the investment totals $330 million in convertible bond purchases, while $170 million will come from another undisclosed investor. Other Qunar backers include Chinese search giant Baidu, …