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Katanox, the Travel Accommodation Distribution and Fintech Platform, Secures $5.7M in Capital

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Katanox, the travel accommodation distribution and Fintech platform, has acquired $5.7 million from a group of financial, hospitality, and tech entrepreneur family offices “to overhaul and reconfigure B2B distribution in hospitality.” The group of investors reportedly “includes Rappi and Yuno co-founder Juan Pablo Ortega, co-founder… Read More

TravelX, Kiu System Solutions to Enable Airlines to Distribute Inventory via Blockchain Tech

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TravelX, the firm focused on building the travel sector’s blockchain-powered distribution protocol, announced a partnership with Kiu System Solutions via Kiu PSS – the comprehensive commercialization solution “for airlines providing tools to manage inventory, reservations and tickets.” As mentioned in an update shared with CI,… Read More

TravelX, a Blockchain enabled Distribution Protocol, Secures $10M via Initial Funding Round

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TravelX, the firm focused on building the travel industry’s blockchain-powered distribution protocol, announced a $10 million seed funding round – which has been led by Borderless Capital (closed last November). Other investors participating in the investment round from the travel, technology and blockchain verticals included… Read More

Fintech Ramp Introduces AI-enhanced Travel Solution, with Insights on Spending, Other Financial Data Points

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Fintech firm Ramp, which offers a finance automation platform and claims to have one of the fastest-growing corporate cards on the market,  has introduced Ramp for Travel, a new AI-assisted travel solution that enables workers to “book anywhere and gives finance teams an unprecedented level… Read More

Fintech Modulr Reveals How Hybrid Working is Changing Corporate Travel Market

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When the COVID-19 crisis struck, working practices changed for many individuals and businesses across the globe. Offices had been closed and corporate travel was at a standstill, as virtual networks began replacing physical networking. Fast forward two years and while lockdowns are easing and conferences… Read More

Pine Labs Subsidiary Qwikcilver, a Provider of Digital Gifting Solutions, Partners with Philippine Airlines

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Qwikcilver, a subsidiary of Pine Labs and provider of end-to-end gifting solutions, has teamed up with the Philippine Airlines (PAL) for its digital gift card program. Developed with assistance from travel tech firm Amadeus, this particular program will help PAL to further improve customer satisfaction… Read More

Fly Now Pay Later? Yep. It is a Thing, as Fintech Raises $75 Million to Fuel Global Rollout

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Fly Now Pay Later is not just a service, it is a company – a Fintech that has just raised $75 million in a debt round led by funds managed by Atalaya Capital Management. According to a public release, the investment also included an undisclosed… Read More

TripActions Introduces Liquid in Europe as Its Super App Offers Comprehensive Travel, Corporate Card, Expense Management Solution

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TripActions, the comprehensive travel, corporate card, and expense management solution, has announced the launch of TripActions LiquidTM in Europe. Through its partnership with Stripe, TripActions Liquid claims to be “the first — and only — Fintech-powered travel and expense management offering that can support card… Read More

ZA International and Airport Authority Hong Kong Form Partnership to Support Travel Experience Digitalization

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ZA International and Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) have unveiled an easily accessible travel insurance to “create a seamless and frictionless travel experience through digital acceleration.” ZA International and AAHK seek to “leverage innovative technology and deep experience in passenger flow management” to achieve the… Read More

Luxury Resort and Vacation Property, LynKey, Announces Tokenization and NFT Solutions Project

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Global platform LynKey, which powers luxury resort and vacation property with blockchain and AI tech, has announced a project for tokenizing and providing NFT solutions of more than $8 billion for travel and tourism by leveraging smart contracts. LynKey will be digitizing luxury resorts and… Read More

iProov and Eurostar Introduce Trial to Offer Contactless Travel at London St Pancras International

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iProov, a provider of biometric face authentication tech, and Eurostar, the high-speed passenger rail service linking the United Kingdom with mainland Europe, have announced that their trial of a contactless fast-track service, SmartCheck, is currently live. SmartCheck enables passengers to “complete secure ticket verification and… Read More

Real Estate: EWO Place to Provide Platform for “Flexible” Living, Will Leverage Crypto Tokens to Streamline Service

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EWO place, a “ReTech” company that provides a no-rent model based on its own properties worldwide, notes that consumers are feeling frustrated as they are being “priced out” of renting or not being able to afford a place to live. The housing crisis is increasingly… Read More

Global Payments Fintech Ecommpay Introduces Payment Tech for Travel Industry

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Ecommpay, a global payments solution provider and direct bank card acquirer, reveals that it has introduced Timeline, its payment tech designed specifically for the travel sector. As first reported by Finextra, the ready-to-go service can settle payments immediately. It may be integrated via the fully… Read More

Revolut Adds Travel Feature Offering 10% Cash-back to Banking Platform

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Revolut, a neo-bank currently serving over 16 million customers, has added a new travel feature, “Stays,” that it expects to provide £70 million to its customers in a 10% cashback scheme for UK and European customers. As the world attempt to turn the corner on… Read More

Croatia’s P2P Lender Robo.cash Survey Reveals that Investing as an “Expense” Doubled Since 2019

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Digital investment platform Robo.cash reveals that it performed a survey in order to examine the most common spending habits or patterns among consumers. According to an update from Robo.cash, the “overwhelming” majority of European investors plan to include summer vacation as a major part of… Read More

Fintech Division Established by Booking.com to Improve Access to Firm’s Global Travel Marketplace

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Booking.com reveals that it has formed a new internal Fintech division in order to support access to the firm’s global travel marketplace for clients and partners. As an international digital commerce firm with business operations in almost every country and city, Booking.com’s goal behind creating… Read More

American Express Now Offering U.S. Consumer Card Members With Option to Buy Now Pay Later For Air Travel

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  American Express recently announced it is giving its U.S. consumer card members the option to Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) for their air travel. American Express reported that members may now book flights at AmexTravel.com and pay later using Plan It at checkout “Integrating Plan It directly into the checkout experience will… Read More

Overfunding: Travel, Media, & Lifestyle Platform Much Better Adventures Quickly Surpasses £800,000 Funding Target Through Latest Seedrs Campaign

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  Less than two years after raising more than £1.2 million through its previous Seedrs campaign, Much Better Adventures, a UK-based traveling platform, has returned to the equity crowdfunding platform and has quickly surpassed its £800,000 funding target. The funding round has already attracted nearly 725 Seedrs… Read More

Crypto.com Teams Up With Booking.com to Offer Exclusive Travel Discounts

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  Hong Kong-based Crypto.com announced earlier this week it has teamed up with Booking.com to deliver travel deals to all Crypto.com users, available exclusively inside the Crypto.com App. According to Crypto.com, users who make Booking.com reservations in the App can now enjoy up to 25% off… Read More

BitPay Joins Forces With Travala.com to Launch Crypto Travel Gift Cards

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 Travala.com, a blockchain-based travel booking service, announced on Thursday it has joined forces with cryptocurrency payments platform BitPay to power Travala.com’s new Travel Gift Cards. According to Travala.com, the collaboration will enable cryptocurrency holders to purchase gift cards redeemable for over three million travel products… Read More

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