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RVShare Raises $100 Million for Recreational Vehicle Rentals: Travel Startup Funding This Week

An airstream rental in the desert. RVshare Skift Take: This week, travel startups raised $125 million in funding for RV rentals, short-term rentals, pod hotels, travel agencies, and flight-free itineraries. — Sean O’Neill Read the Complete Story On Skift

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Getaround Raises $140 Million for Car Sharing: Travel Startup Funding This Week

A Tesla Model 3 available for car sharing. Getaround Skift Take: Travel startups announced more than $193 million in venture equity funding this week. It’s reassuring to see funding rounds continue this many months into the pandemic, defying predictions of a dry spell. — Sean O’Neill Read the Complete Story On Skift

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Elenium Bets on Contactless Tech for Airports and Tourism: Travel Startup Funding This Week

A person demonstrates a self-service kiosk from Elenium Automation that aims to help identify travelers with medical conditions. Elenium Skift Take: Travel startups focusing on contactless tech at airports built in Australia, branded budget hotels in India, software and hardware to run cultural villages in China, auction-style hotel booking in Korea, and private tours in […]

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Busbud Raises $11 Million for Intercity Bus Booking: Travel Startup Funding This Week

White bus traveling on the asphalt road around line of trees at sunset. Adobe Skift Take: This week, travel startups Busbud, KKday, GreenCloud, and Virdee announced more than $102 million in funding. — Sean O’Neill Read the Complete Story On Skift

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Hard-Hit Tours Sector Gets Vote of Confidence With $75 Million in Funding for Booking Agency in Asia

A guest enjoys the New Taipei City Breeze Canal wakeboarding experience by the MS Water Ski Club, bookable via the agency KKday. The travel experiences booking agency KKday said Tuesday it had closed a $75 million Series C round of funding. New Taipei City Breeze Canal Wakeboarding Experience Skift Take: KKday has returned to growth […]

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SkyDrive Raises $37 Million for Flying Cars: Travel Startup Funding This Week

SkyDrive ran a four-minute test flight of its flying car prototype in August. SkyDrive Skift Take: Entrepreneur and Silicon Valley investor Peter Thiel once famously said: “We wanted flying cars, instead we got 140 characters.” Fast forward to 2020: SkyDrive hopes to give us flying cars in a few years, bringing remote areas closer. It’s […]

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Reliable Robotics Raises $25 Million for Pilotless Planes: Travel Startup Funding This Week

The Reliable Robotics team poses with an autonomous aircraft at its hangar in San Martin, California. Reliable Robotics Skift Take: The future’s coming right at you. Investors have backed Reliable Robotics, which builds autonomous aircraft, and Movie Hotel, which brings screening rooms and exclusive studio content to properties. — Sean O’Neill Read the Complete Story […]

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Loge Raises $15 Million for Camp-Themed Hospitality: Travel Startup Funding This Week

One of Loge’s lodge-like property near Mt Shasta. The hospitality startup has raised $15 million in fresh funding. Loge Skift Take: Investors have recently bet on a few long-term trends: outdoor recreation, smoother business travel, better digital identity management by the travel sector, and next-gen tour operators. — Sean O’Neill Read the Complete Story On […]

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Gett Lands $100 Million for Ground Transit for Corporate Travelers: Travel Startup Funding This Week

A traveler uses Gett to book a ride. Gett Skift Take: Two startups that raised funding this week: Gett, a kind of metasearch for ground transit, and Triparound, which helps hotels and other partners upsell more services to travelers. — Sean O’Neill Read the Complete Story On Skift

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Zolo Raises $56 Million for Co-Living: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Co-living means living with a lot of color, at least in India. Here’s an example of extended-stay lodging from Zolo, a startup based in Gurgaon, India. Zolo Skift Take: Dorms for grown-ups. No-questions-asked travel insurance. Basecamp for “team travel.” FareHarbor for ferries. Games for destinations. And more … — Sean O’Neill Read the Complete Story […]