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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 […]

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SevenRooms Raises $50 Million for Hospitality Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Some properties in the Mandarin Oriental group use SevenRooms to manage bookings in their hospitality spaces. Mandarin Oriental Skift Take: Despite the crisis, travel startups continue to raise funds. SevenRooms, a guest experience platform for restaurants and hotels, was one highlight this week. — Sean O’Neill Read the Complete Story On Skift

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TripActions Raises $125 Million for Corporate Travel: Travel Startup Funding This Week

TripActions co-founder and CEO Ariel Cohen, left, with co-founder and chief technology officer Ilan Twig. TripActions Skift Take: The latest batch of travel startups to raise funding has focused on themes of corporate travel, integrating mobility services like airport transfers into travel apps, giving hotels guest engagement tools, aggregating destination experiences, and providing technology for […]

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Journera Raises $11.6 Million for Data Sharing: Travel Startup Funding This Week

LaGuardia Airport in New York City at sunset. JumpStory Skift Take: Travel startups funded this week include a data exchange platform, a direct booking solution for hotels, an intercity bus service, a listing service for recreational vehicles, a service for virtual experiences, and a ticketing tool for activities operators. — Sean O’Neill Read the Complete […]

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Trip.com Group’s Venture Arm Bets on GreenCloud Hotel Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

The Wuhan Narada Grand Hotel, part of the Narada Group, a chain that uses the services of GreenCloud, a hotel tech company that has raised another round of funding. Narada Group Skift Take: Travel startups that have raised fresh funding include GreenCloud, a hotel software firm, Bobobox, a pod hotel brand, React Mobile, a maker […]

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Hopper Raises Millions More for Its Agency Model: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Hopper co-founders Frederic Lalonde, left, and Joost Ouwerkerk. Hopper Skift Take: Hopper has closed an investment of about $70 million, according to a report. Investor faith in travel appears to endure. — Sean O’Neill Read the Complete Story On Skift