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Guesty books $170M to double down on property management tools for Airbnb and other rental platforms

Platforms like Airbnb have boomed with more consumers (and business users) than ever before keen stay in private properties when traveling or working...

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Uber tie-up with Omio adds train & coach booking to app — starting with UK

Uber is testing adding train and coach travel to its app in the UK so customers can book longer distance ground travel via a fully integrated tie-up...

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Corporate travel tech platform Spotnana nabs $75M

Spotnana, a self-proclaimed “travel-as-a-service” platform that targets corporations, travel management firms, and other technology...

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KKday bumps its Series C to $95 million as travel resumes

When travel platform KKday raised the first part of its Series C in September 2020, the travel landscape was very different. Now, as KKday announces...

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US-based Here lets you make fractional vacation rental investments starting at $100

Airbnb got its start as a place for homeowners casually to rent out rooms and more from their own private residences to make a bit of extra income,...

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Airbnb permanently bans parties on all listings

After “indefinitely” banning unauthorized parties at properties booked through Airbnb in 2020, the company has permanently banned them....

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Omio raises $80M as travel demand rebounds after years of COVID-19 crisis

It’s been a tough few years for Omio, the Berlin-based travel search and booking platform that saw 98% of its revenues evaporate overnight when...

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Caught COVID-19 abroad? Good luck, you might get stuck

Two years into COVID-19, international travel can still be a logistical nightmare.

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Airbnb will no longer offer COVID-19-related refunds beginning May 31

Airbnb announced that it will soon no longer offer refunds for COVID-19-related circumstances, including when a guest becomes sick with the virus.

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Bach raises $8M to scale its group travel app for planning bachelorette trips

Bach, a group travel app for planning bachelorette trips, has announced $8 million in seed funding led by Corazon Capital. The app, which is...

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Lyft follows Uber’s lead and removes its mask mandate

Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, face masks are no longer required for Lyft riders and drivers. Yesterday, Florida federal judge Kathryn...

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Uber will no longer require riders or drivers to wear masks in the U.S.

"If you ever feel uncomfortable, you can always cancel the trip," the company said.

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Why a 35-year-old travel IT company decided to slash its technical debt

It's not just giants like Amadeus that face tech debt. Even much smaller companies have to deal with technical debt eventually and come to terms...

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Tiger Global is earning its stripes in Africa

You can count on one hand the number of funds bigger than Tiger Global. But in terms of influence, speed and number of investments made since 2021,...

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AnyRoad helps brands measure customer experiences

Brands don’t often know everyone who is attending their big events, which leads to limited return on investment and actionable insights. AnyRoad...

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Ramp expands into travel as the corporate spend category goes horizontal

Corporate spending has marked a huge opportunity in the world of fintech. Multiple players have emerged with various solutions — from software...

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Real-time flight rewards search engine point.me raises $2M to scale its travel tool

New York-based point.me, the makers of an online search tool that makes it easy to discover real-time reward flight options, has raised $2 million in...

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Airbnb’s pandemic slingshot nears completion

Let's chat through Airbnb's quarterly results' highlights and our occasional quibble as we digest a world for technology companies...

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China’s travel booking giant Trip.com adopts the hybrid office

Scores of tech companies around the world have switched to remote work or some sort of hybrid model during the past two COVID-hit years. In China,...

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Travel app Sēkr scores $2.25 million to bring campsite inventory into the digital age

Consumers spent more than $8.5 billion in 2020 on camping reservations across the U.S., but the camping industry itself has yet to be fully...

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Travel experiences app Headout survives the Omicron surge, grabs $30M more in funding

Though the COVID-19 pandemic almost immediately devasted the business of travel booking startup Headout, the company has been able to return to...

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Travel booking app Hopper upgrades its valuation to $5B on secondary sale

Hopper, the mobile travel booking startup and app that lets users book flights, hotels, cars, and — most recently — short-term home...

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AvantStay, a platform for kitting out — and then renting out — high-end vacation rental homes, raises $160M

Another travel startup that found itself scrambling to pivot as the COVID-19 pandemic took off is now announcing a huge round of funding after...

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Easol raises $25M for its experiences and event marketing, booking and payments platform

The gradual return of tourism and travel in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to see a wave of startups raising rounds of funding to meet...

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Peek raises $80M as its travel experiences software and marketplace business passes $2B in bookings

Travel and tourism are slowly starting to move again in the wake of COVID-19 crashing over the world and sending us to shelter in place. Today a...

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OTA Insight books $80M for its hospitality business intelligence tools, used by 55K hotel properties globally

Travel and tourism, two of the hardest-hit industries in the COVID-19 pandemic, are slowly starting to show some signs of recovery. Now, OTA Insight...

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Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky discusses the future of work and the one thing he’d do over

"I think we're now better off than we were before the pandemic. But that was a bit of a wake-up call to us. That wake-up call actually led...

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SoftBank backs Cloudbeds as hospitality industry awakens from its COVID slumber

Cloudbeds provides software to lodging businesses that combines previously siloed functions into one integrated, cloud-based tool.

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