Tagged: travel

The Power of Fintech to Transform Travel in Latin America

They say technology is making the world smaller by facilitating shared connections, transactions, and experiences around the globe. One result of this increased global awareness and connectedness is an increased interest in travel. Though the majority of the world has never traveled by plane, the… Read More

Wirecard Forms New Partnership With Airliner SunExpress to Process Credit Payments in Local Travel Agencies

Germany-based global provider of digital payments and commerce solutions Wirecard announced on Monday it has formed a partnership with European airliner SunExpress to process credit card payments in local travel agencies. Wirecard reported that within the terms of the agreement, SunExpress uses the International Air Transport… Read More

Bitcoin.com Teams Up With CheapAir.com to Serve Bitcoin Cash Travelers

Bitcoin.com announced on Wednesday it has joined forces with online travel agency CheapAir.com to provider service for travelers using cryptocurrency. Bitcoin.com reported more than 4 million Bitcoin.com Wallet users will be able to access CheapAir.com’s booking engine from its mobile app. Both companies revealed that the… Read More

LGBTQ Traveler App Misterb&b’s Wefunder Convertible Note Campaign Surpasses $800K

The gay travel platform misterb&b has just surpassed $800K with the help of 1240+ investors, easily bypassing its minimum target last month, with its $1M Wefunder campaign target goal in site. Last year the 500 Startups alum celebrated an $8.5M Series A round, raising $13.5M USD… Read More

Travel Upgrade Marketplace Upgrade Pack Soaring on Seedrs: Now Overfunding

UK-based fintech startup Upgrade Pack, a closed marketplace for global user access to discounted flight and hotel upgrades, has surpassed its Seedrs equity crowdfunding campaign target goal, swiftly surpassing £500,000 with the help of over 425 investors. To date, over £545,000 has been raised for 4.1% equity at… Read More

Gay Travel Platform MisterB&B Exceeds $500K on Wefunder

The gay travel platform misterb&b has quickly surpassed $516K with the help of 916+ investors, easily bypassing its minimum target, and on its way to a $1M Wefunder campaign target goal. Just last year the startup celebrated an $8.5M Series A round. Founded by CEO Matthieu… Read More

Fintech Startup Upgrade Pack Now Seeking £500,000 Through Seedrs Funding Round

UK-based fintech startup, Upgrade Pack, has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs to raise £500,000. Founded in 2018, Upgrade Pack is described as a closed marketplace where airlines and hotels make discounted upgrades available to an exclusive membership consumer base. The company revealed: “Our… Read More

Our Military Travel Now Seeking Funds Through Reg CF Round on StartEngine

Our Military Travel, a U.S. travel platform specifically for military personnel, is now seeking funding through its Regulation Crowdfunding (Reg CF) campaign on equity crowdfunding platform StartEngine. Founded in 2018, Our Military Travel describes itself as a travel company that is dedicated to the men… Read More

Invia Flights Germany Partners With Insurtech Protection Platform Setoo to Provide Insurance Services

Insurance and protection-as-a-service company, Setoo, announced last week it has formed a new partnership with Invia Flights Germany GmbH, an Invia Group company, to independently design and distribute new types of insurance products that are personalized, transparent, and offer immediate compensation with no claim process required, Setoo reported that… Read More

Short-Term Rental Platform Homeit Returns to Seedrs to Raise €500,000

Just a little over a year after securing €532,100 through its first Seedrs campaign, Homeit, a Portugal-based short-term rental platform, has returned to the equity crowdfunding platform to raise a minimum of €500,000. As previously reported, the Homeit platform offers an easy, fast, and reliable way to grant… Read More

Air Canada Trialling Blockchain System to Reduce Complexities and Costs

Traditionally, providing comprehensive travel packages to consumers across the globe can be a complex process involving numerous parties – both in a traveller’s country of origin and in destination areas. Local tour operators curate and pay for bulk deals on accommodation, tour and food-services, then… Read More

Air France-KLM Partners with Winding Tree on Blockchain Tech for Travel

  Air France-KLM and Winding Tree have partnered on a blockchain project to provide a “more advantageous travel offer for customers which is more profitable for suppliers, in particular by reducing the number of intermediaries.” Winding Tree’s platform is said to enable benefits for users in a… Read More

Update: Mr & Mrs Smith Publicly Opens Crowdcube Round; Already Surpasses £3.7 Million

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Just one week after opening its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube to private investors, luxury travel business, Mr & Mrs Smith, has not only surpassed its £1 million funding target, it has secured £3.7 million from more than 1,000 investors. The funding round has also… Read More

Mr & Mrs Smith Books Crowdcube for Equity Crowdfunding Raise: Ready for Growth

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Mr & Mrs Smith, a global luxury travel business, has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign through Crowdcube to raise £1,000,000+ for 3.66% equity. Pre-valued at £26,341,500, Mr & Mrs Smith has quickly raised over £235,874 from 44+ investors — this is one of those exciting campaign that each refresh… Read More

Crowdfunding Platform OurCrowd Joins in $200 Million Series D for Hong Kong based Unicorn Klook

Klook, short for “Keep Looking,” has raised $200 million in a Series D funding round led by big name global VCs. Klook is a travel activity and services booking firm that is reportedly on track to generate over $1 billion in bookings during 2018. The… Read More

HotelGift and FlightGiftCard Now Accepting Crypto

Cryptocurrency enthusiasts can now give the gift of crypto-backed travel thanks to a decision by HotelGift and FlightGiftCard to begin accepting cryptocurrencies this week. Though a check of each card’s website indicates that crypto payments have not yet been enabled there, customers will supposedly be… Read More

WeSwap Announces Global Launch: Now Available in All Currencies

Peer-to-peer travel money exchange WeSwap has announced it is officially launching globally and is now available in all currencies. This news comes less than a year and a half after the company secured more than £2.4 million in funds through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs…. Read More

Tandem Announces Launch of Travel Cashback Credit Card

On Tuesday, digital challenger bank Tandem announced the launch of its first product in the UK, the travel cashback credit card, which is described as a credit card that allows users to make money whilst spending abroad. The bank revealed that the cashback card is part… Read More

UpLift Increases Lending Capacity to $200 Million, Closes $90 Million Financing, & Continues to Add Travel Partners

Travel financing platform UpLift announced on Thursday it is expanding its lending capacity to $200 million and close financing of $90 million as its UpLift Pay Monthly feature gains rapid adoption across the travel industry. UpLift reported its $75 million credit facility is in partnership with… Read More

Gute Reise! Travel Platform itravel Utilizes Blockchain & AI, Live on Companisto

Ready for a new investment or for a vacation? Oh, the places you will go! itravel could be the first digital travel agency that uses data analysis, artificial intelligence, and blockchain technology in order to provide customers with individually personalized trips. itravel seeks to remove the… Read More

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