šŸš™āš” Personalised roadtrips? Here we go!

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  • When we look at the global scene for travel tech, seems likeĀ Brazil isĀ aĀ great place for travel companies to kick-off.Ā I’ll be interested to see how Brazilian founders will keep up after the pandemic. By the way: if you know a Brazilian travel startup which we should keep an eye on, hit reply and let us know šŸ™‚
  • Remember last week when we mentioned the powerful combinationĀ travel and fintech solutions? So, here is another example: As a result of a freshly established partnership,Ā Amadeus will now offer Hopperā€™s fintech solutions. This means any travel provider will be able to integrate Hopperā€™s fintech solutions which increase average order value, improve margins, and drive customer satisfaction. The deal starts by offering two products: ā€œCancel for Any Reasonā€ and ā€œPrice Freezeā€, but with plans to expand in the future.
  • So many people going on roadtrips this year. SO MANY. The statement itself might not be surprising, but to see a company likeĀ Skyscanner is now offering personalised road tripsĀ is definitely something I didnā€™t see coming. I think that adopting Inspirockā€™s solution is a great way for them to explore this (established) trend.
  • Helping more than 250 million users to book, plan and manage their travels, theĀ leading travel app Ixigo has raised $53 millionĀ led by the Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC. I meanā€¦ just ahead of the IPO!This is it for this week.