Onfly Raises Funds for Brazilian Business Travel: Travel Startup Funding This Week

The lobby of the Blue Tree Premium Manaus, a hotel in Manaus, Brazil, that’s available for booking by business travelers via travel startup Onfly. Manaus HotelsSkift Take: This week, travel startups announced more than $176 million in funding. Concepts included corporate travel, hotel robots, and channel management for vacation rentals. — Sean O’NeillRead the Complete…… Continue reading Onfly Raises Funds for Brazilian Business Travel: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Betterwood Raises Millions for Boutique Hotel Management: Travel Startup Funding This Week

An image of a guest room at the Amber Hotel in Guiyang, China, that’s managed by Betterwood Lifestyle Lab, a company that has received a Series A round of investment. BetterwoodSkift Take: Nine travel startups have recently announced more than $43 million in funding, collectively. Concepts include virtual interlining for airlines, management software for travel…… Continue reading Betterwood Raises Millions for Boutique Hotel Management: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Zhiketong Raises $50 Million for Hotel Digital Marketing: Travel Startup Funding This Week

The lobby on the ground floor of Shangri-La Hotel Group’s new Moon Residence in Kunming China. The hotel group uses the services of Zhiketong Technology, a direct marketing tech company that helps hotels sell rooms on the WeChat platform and elsewhere. ZhiketongSkift Take: A half-dozen travel startups have recently announced fundraising for concepts including hotel…… Continue reading Zhiketong Raises $50 Million for Hotel Digital Marketing: Travel Startup Funding This Week

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. EleniumSkift 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 Japan…… Continue reading Elenium Bets on Contactless Tech for Airports and Tourism: Travel Startup Funding This Week

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. SkyDriveSkift 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 one…… Continue reading SkyDrive Raises $37 Million for Flying Cars: Travel Startup Funding This Week