Amadeus Backs Startup Volantio to Help Airlines Manage Overbooked Flights

A view of the Atlanta office of Volantio, a travel tech startup that has received backing from Amadeus. Volantio Skift Take: Props to Volantio, which won the Air Pitch startup competition at Skift Global Forum last year, for now getting investment and sales support from Amadeus. — Sean O’Neill Read the Complete Story On Skift

General Atlantic Buys Startup Kiwi.com in Travel Tech Play by Private Equity

A view of a common area at the offices of travel tech company Kiwi.com, which is located in a business park in the suburbs of Brno and was designed by Kaplan Architects. General Atlantic, a private equity firm, has taken majority control of the company. Kiwi.com Skift Take: A top-tier private equity firm like General … [Read more…]

Family finds lost Lewis Chessman

If you need some extra cash, it’s worth rummaging through some old drawers. Not only might you find some loose change, but if you’re lucky, you’ll discover a centuries-old trinket that could fetch millions at auction. At least, that’s what happened to this anonymous family in Edinburgh, who recently found a Lewis Chessman in a … [Read more…]