Tag: Hotels

Smart Destinations, Creators and Hotel-verse

No funding, no problem. UK-based Pluto has had a pretty out-of-this-world story. After two big crowdfunding campaigns, raising over £1.3 million and a strong community following along the way, the team found new investment drying up. So, they looked for another way to keep their travel app that helps users organise and coordinate travel plans and insurance alive […]

A Fresh Look for Airline Shopping

Taxis taking the skies. United has just made another investment into a possible future mode of mobility – airborne taxis. The American firm just put $15 million into EVE Air Mobility alongside a conditional purchase agreement for 200 four-seat electric aircraft plus 200 options. It comes just one month after a $10 million deposit for Archer Aviation’s similarly sized air taxi. […]

More Inclusive Cities

Branson bets on diversity, sustainability and customer-centricity. From boats to plans to spaceships, Sir Richard Branson is quite the travel guru. He pioneered taking a customer-centric approach to air travel and created a brand that other providers have since tried to emulate. He entered the cruise sector, and through promoting diversity, has democratised access to the luxury yacht […]

Space Travel, Predictions and Profits

The travel space race is firmly on. We all know about billionaire plans from Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and Richard Branson to launch a new era of galactic tourism, but now there is another player on the market. And they want to make space tourism more available to more travellers. Space Perspective is on the brink of transporting […]

Travel Luxury, Subscriptions & Innovation

In case you missed the amazing group of people we got together to join the jury of this year’s FutureTravel Pitch Competition, here they are! We’ll be joined by: Christoph Schuh, Michele Luperini, Meryem Aydin and Isabelle Gallo. They are expert investors with extensive experience and expertise in the travel & hospitality sector – let’s say […]

Experiences & Flight subscriptions

Flight subscriptions are taking off. We all want to jet off and get back to exploring all this world has to offer, and it’s getting more financially-friendly to do so. Barcelona-based Caravelo, a startup that’s pioneering flight subscription and revenue optimization models for airlines, has just picked up a €3 million funding boost. The company is flying […]

Stefan Cordiner, Regional Director, HotelTonight

Stefan Cordiner, a Sydney-born serial tech entrepreneur, claims to be revolutionising the way people travel as the Regional Director for the leading hotel booking app HotelTonight. Stefan has a strong background in creating and growing technology ventures, most recently as co-Founder of  a global digital concierge app called “Lime&Tonic” which he successfully built out across five countries. He […]

Ryan Tuckerman, Group Director Sales & Marketing, Art Series Hotels

Ryan Tuckerman is the Director of Sales & Marketing for Art Series Hotels in Melbourne (The Olsen, The Blackman & The Cullen). Ryan has also held senior sales roles at Sofitel Melbourne and Stamford Plaza Melbourne including Reservations & Yield Manager and Sales Manager – International. Ryan has a strong background in all market segments, […]

Nalin Kalayanamitr, Marketing and Sales Strategies Manager, Lub d Bangkok Hostel

Nalin Kalayanamitr is a Marketing and Sales Strategies Manager at Lub d Hostel in Bangkok, which was rated “one of the 17 coolest hangout hostels in the world” according to Britain’s influential daily, The Observer. Nalin was born and grew up in Chiang Mai. She received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Chiang Mai University. […]