Tag: Travel Industry

Meet the city that has robots as guides

Have you ever imagined a city having robots as tour guides?  The capital of Hungary, the 9th largest city in Europe known for their majestic architecture, Budapest presents interesting news for its visitors: the possibility of having a customized travel itinerary created by artificial intelligence. Well, it’s not a humanoid robot as much as a […]

Your Crystal Ball for the Travel Industry

Dine like a local, anywhere in the world. Madrid-based startup Velada, founded in 2021, has raised €1 million for its next-gen restaurant guide and booking app that aims to provide global food lovers with the best local, authentic experiences. Curated by food critics and local tastemakers, Velada’s app offers travelers a dedicated local guide to […]

The next must-have in hospitality

Short-haul European flights are being phased out. First, France announced that it would ban short-haul domestic flights. And now Belgium is following: In an effort to reduce noise and air pollution, the country will impose new taxes on older, noisier planes as well as private jets and short-haul flights. As of April 2023 taxes will […]

Luxury days are here to stay

Luxury days are here to stay. After bringing its number of users to more than double this year, ResortPass now raised $26 million in funding to expand to more global destinations in the upcoming year. According to one of the investors, the online booking platform is “pioneering a whole new segment of the $1.5 trillion global lodging industry”. […]

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 […]

Short-term Rentals on the Spotlight

Roam free with Celitech’s expanding e-SIM coverage. One hurdle travellers have to overcome is of course the all-important cell coverage. After all, part of travelling is being able to share experiences with friends and family back home, and on a safety and purely logistical level, we need to have phone coverage at most moments of our […]

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 […]

Cities are sold out for the Summer

Berlin, NYC and Dublin sold out for the summer. This summer, business travel is booming. Not only are companies enjoying that staff can travel more freely again, but employees are also taking the chance to stay longer and convert business trips into workcations. Recent research by AltoVita shows that some cities are now ‘sold out’ – Dublin, NYC […]

COVID-19 makes Australian skiing even more expensive in 2020

Thredbo has become the first Australian ski resort to reveal its pricing for season 2020, increasing the cost of a daily lift ticket by 20 per cent to $159 a day. Sounds outrageous at a time of hardship and unemployment for many, however the steep price hike is no doubt down to the fact that […]