Tag: Investment

Meet the city that has robots as guides

Budapest tourism to be fueled by AI. AI is increasingly shaping the travel and tourism space, and now the city of Budapest is getting involved. Budapest Brand has partnered with The Trip Boutique to give travellers a more personalised stay in the city, offering tailored itineraries that match visitors interests, styles and tastes – all available free of charge. By […]

Robots at the Airport

Robots at the airport. Aeroporto di Roma has adopted a new fully autonomous delivery robot. This means air passengers can scan a QR code to purchase F&B and retail items at the airport and get them delivered right up to the gate in a digital and completely frictionless experience. This is part of their long-term strategy, aimed […]

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 […]

Time for 8Hotels to grow: open to outside investment

Paul Fischmann, the founder and owner of boutique accommodation operator 8Hotels,  says is he open to outside investment in the company he started 10 years ago. “We need to corporatise  – it’s time to grow up,” he says. “I think we’re sitting on a very exciting opportunity and it’s time to take this business to the […]

Sembo, Hopper, FlixMobility 🚌

→ Subscribe to our newsletter for a weekly curation of the top travel news, straight to your inbox. I usually reach your inbox on Thursdays but this week we are trying something new 🙂 You’re probably looking forward for a weekend without meetings on your schedule and quality time to be with your family and friends. What […]

Should we worry about fake boarding passes? 😨

→ Subscribe to our newsletter for a weekly curation of the top travel news, straight to your inbox. I’d like to appreciate the positive response to our first premium report – thank you! It’s been amazing to see how interested you are on startups in the travel industry. Now we are now planning new way to keep you up-to-date with the most […]

👀 Busy days for travel tech

→ Subscribe to our newsletter for a weekly curation of the top travel news, straight to your inbox. Here is your weekly roundup of the top travel innovation, trends and startups news:  In March Hopin announced a $400 million investment round. Now the event management platform has raised an extra $450 million. With this money, the company has been […]

Fintech stepping into travel 👀

→ Subscribe to our newsletter for a weekly curation of the top travel news, straight to your inbox. As we head for the weekend, we wrapped up the most relevant news about innovation, trends and startups on the travel industry. Here it goes:   German startup Acomodeo announced a strategic partnership with Booking.com. Their platform now offers accommodation types specifically curated for […]