ūüĒ•¬†Booming of Air Taxis + Funds for Travel

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And here comes your¬†weekly roundup of what’s going on on the travel industry:

  • The Spanish bank¬†Santander¬†together with¬†Signal¬†Capital¬†(UK) have¬†launched a fund focused on the travel sector. Named “Signal Santander European Hospitality Opportunities”, the investment fund will make it possible for hotels to raise funds and recover from the pandemic. 200 million euros are predetermined to give hotels in the South of Europe (and specially in Spain) another chance to recuperate.
  • As countries are reopening, things seem to be a little bit different here and there for the travel industry. One of the shifts we are seeing emerge that seems to be here to stay is regarding sustainability. With that in mind,¬†WTTC¬†and¬†UNEP¬†released a report on single-use plastic on the travel and tourism sector. The report brings practical and strategic recommendations for businesses and policymakers, with the intention to help different stakeholders taking¬†actions on a collective level, coordinating actions and policies.¬†You can read¬†the report here.
  • United Airlines has just¬†launched a new corporate venture¬†fund¬†with the mission to continue investing in emerging companies that have the potential to shape the future of travel. After their recent partnerships with¬†Boom¬†Supersonic¬†and¬†Archer¬†Aviation, we will definitely keep an eye on what happens at¬†United Airlines Ventures.

At this point I’m sure you know that¬†June is pride month, right?¬†I’d love to use this space to give voice to¬†the¬†best travel references you know celebrating LGBTQ+. Their stories, their issues, them. So if you have something-travel¬†on your radar (a name, a company, a story, a podcast, a link) who you think should be shared with others, do let me know and it might be included in next week’s edition