Skift Top Travel Startups to Watch 2019

Skift Take: We’ve pinpointed 25 of the most promising venture-backed travel companies. Check out our list to find a useful partner for your business. — Sean O’Neill Read the Complete Story On Skift

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 Slim Leather Travel Passport Wallet Holder … [Read more…]

Fosun’s Venture Capital Arm Backs Israeli Booking Site in an Ongoing Travel Push

Shown here is Wilson Jin, Chairman of Fosun RZ Capital, which has invested in Splitty, an online travel booking startup, and other companies. The parent Chinese conglomerate controls Club Med and has a broad travel company portfolio. Fosun RZ Capital Skift Take: While Western media tends to focus on the funding moves of corporate venture … [Read more…]

AirAsia Targets Startups With New Venture Capital Fund

AirAsia aircraft stand next to boarding gates at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 in Sepang, Malaysia. The top Asian budget carrier said Monday it has launched a venture capital fund in partnership with 500 Startups, a San Francisco-based accelerator and investor. Charles Pertwee / Bloomberg Skift Take: As an airline, AirAsia has led its peers … [Read more…]