Tagged: travel

Fintech Companies eNett International & Invoice Bazaar Announce Partnership: Seeks to Streamline Supplier Payments for Travel Companies

B2B travel payment solutions provider eNett International announced on Monday it has teamed up with UAE supply chain finance platform Invoice Bazaar to help make faster, easier, and safer supplier payments with the eNett Virtual Account Numbers (VANs) even more accessible for middle eastern travel… Read More

Travel Now, Pay Later: Uplift Partners with Mark Travel Corp & Golden Nugget on Monthly Financing Service

Uplift, Inc. has announced a partnership with The Mark Travel Corporation and Golden Nugget to make low-cost travel financing available to millions of consumers. Uplift is a platform that  seeks to give users looking to travel the option to “buy now, pay later” by providing installment… Read More

Travel Website Vakay Announces Promotional Partnership With Uber After Crowdcube Launch

Vakay, a holiday search platform, recently launched a campaign on equity crowdfunding platform, Crowdcube. The company is seeking to raise £100,000 for the development of its website features and marketing. The new travel website, which was incorporated in 2015, offers users destination recommendations based on their budget… Read More

No More Walking at Airports: Chicago Startup Modobag Seeks Funds on Indiegogo For Motorized Rideable Luggage

Chicago startup, Modobag, has recently launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to raise funds for its self-titled luggage. The project has successfully topped its initial $50,000 funding goal and is now nearing $200,000. What has attracted nearly 200 backers to the initiative? The tech company… Read More

“Trip Advisor For Kids” KalliKids Looks to Raise £150,000 During Seedrs Initiative

KalliKids, a UK-based company that considers itself the Trip Advisor for Kids, has recently launched a crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs to secure £150,000 as it prepares to expand its services. The company’ goal is to help parents find activities for their children while on vacation…. Read More

Luxury Marketplace Luxtripper Returns to Crowdcube For An Additional £400,000

Earlier this month, London’s online luxury marketplace, Luxtripper, took to equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube to raise £400,000 so that it can complete its quote building/booking and hire additional personnel. Luxtripper, which secured £152,000 on Crowdcube last year, reportedly uses propriety tech to present travellers with their… Read More

Kickstarter Alum Shalgi Design Studio Announces “Stealth Black” Special Edition G-Ro & Colored Wheel Plates

Giving backers more reasons to be excited about its highly successful Kickstarter project, travel-light LTD’s “revolutionary” carry-on luggage, G-RO, Shalgi Design Studio announced the “Stealth Black” special edition, along with color wheel plates. Shalgi Design shared in a recent update: “Hi Backers! Originally we intended the Stealth Black… Read More

Indiegogo Alum Bluesmart Carry-On Luggage Hits Brookstone Shelves

On Monday, retailer Brookstone announced the arrival of the Indiegogo success, Bluesmart carry-on smart, connected suitcase. Originally started as an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign, Bluesmart uses a combination of Bluetooth, GPS, and innovative technologies not found in other suitcases to do things other suitcases simply can’t…. Read More

NCFA Founder Craig Asano Rallies Canadian Crowdfunders with Alternative Finance Policy, Notes “Flourishing” Startup Scene

“As the crowdfunding economy grows it will spur economic prosperity, create new jobs and ultimately improve follow-on funding outcomes for scalable ventures looking to succeed in the incredibly dynamic and connected global markets we live in today.” As readers know, The Centre for Alternative Finance at University of… Read More

Update: Carry On Luggage G-RO Surpasses $800,000 on Kickstarter

With just a little over a week since launching its already popular Kickstarter campaign, Travel-Light LTD’s “revolutionary” carry-on luggage, G-RO, has surpassed $800,000 thanks to over 2,300 backers. As previously reported, G-RO is described as a unique luggage system that is on a mission to evolved from the… Read More

Bluesmart Secures Over $11.5M During Recent Funding Round; Begins Shipping to Indiegogo Backers

Bluesmart, the company behind the world’s first smart, connected luggage, announces  it has raised a round of funding of $11.5 million. The funding comes from a group of institutional investors – from Amadeus IT Group and Cota Capital to Western Technology Investments (WTI) and Y… Read More

Tripr Social Travel App Embarks on Crowdcube Equity Fund Raise: Going My Way?

The Oxford alum Tripr founders Nicholas Green,  Alexander Dru and Miraan Tabrez hope that readers and investors are going their way, as they launch their equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube for their social travel app that connects people going to the same place.  Seeking to raise £250,000 for 24.00% equity offered, the… Read More

‘Making Renting An Airplane As Easy As Renting A Car,” OpenAirplane Is Now Crowdfunding on SeedInvest

Glimmering just ahead, summer offers the hope of beach days, picnics, hikes, ice cream until it hurts and, if the petsitter is available, travel. The minor (major) hassles of transportation–airplane delays or cancellations, a sea of brake lights–will be worth it. Certainly. But if one could reduce… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Be a DJ with Mixfader & Travel with GOBAG Vacuum Packed or Space Case Smart Suitcase

With summer finally here, many people start to think about vacations and a travel.  So today we have two different travel related crowdfunding campaigns – each providing a different spin on how your carry your clothes & gear while  you are away from home.  We… Read More

Featured on ‘Shark Tank,’ Honeyfund Helps Couples Crowdfund Their Dream Honeymoon–For Free

Judging by the photos of newly bejeweled fingers on my social media feeds, and the abundance of bridesmaid dresses in the “special occasions” section of local department stores, it’s time to cue the music (Canon in D): Wedding season is now. And Honeyfund, a free honeymoon… Read More

Historic Glen Rothay Hotel Crowdfunds “Revenue Loan” on Crowd2Fund

Modern finance meets history business operation as Glen Rothay Hotel enlists Crowd2Fund to raise capital for expansion and improvement of existing facilities. Glen Rothay, and associated Badger Bar, is a hotel located in the lake district that dates back to 1624.  The landmark property is… Read More

Trunkster, Ultimate Luggage for Travelers, Is Dubbed The First $1M USD Kickstarter Project of 2015

Trunkster is considered the next generation of luggage. With so many innovative features, this bag breaks the mold of traditional luggage and offers an alternative type of functionality for all travelers.The luggage’s Kickstarter campaign reached its funding goal of $50,000 within the first 24 hours of its… Read More

Friends of Friends Travel Website Hits Seedrs to Raise £120,000

Friends of Friends Travel, also known as FOF, has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs to raise £120,000 so that it will expand its quickly growing website. The startup has already been recognized by TIME Magazine, the NY Times, CBS News, and The Times newspaper… Read More

Creator of Airline Advice Website Skiplagged Launches GoFundMe Campaign to Fight United Airlines & Orbitz

During the final months of 2014, creator of airfare advice website Skiplagged Aktarer Zaman was faced with a lawsuit from United Airlines and its partner Orbitz, claiming that the 22-year-old was providing “unfair competition” along with promoting “strictly prohibited travel on his website. This is… Read More