Tagged: travel

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

OurCrowd Joins in Funding Klook Along with Goldman Sachs, Sequoia China & Matrix Partners

Klook, Asia’s largest in-destination services booking platform, has raised nearly $60 million in a Series C funding round.  The financing was led by Sequoia China which also led the Series B Funding. Goldman Sachs and Matrix Partners joined in the round. OurCrowd, a leading global investment… Read More

Update: Short-Term Rental Platform Homeit Secures Over €500,000 During the Final Days on Seedrs

With its equity crowdfunding campaign set to close on Seedrs soon, Homeit, a Portugal-based short-term rental platform, has successfully secured more than €500,000 from nearly 500 investors. The company launched the initiative earlier this summer and quickly raised its initial  €250,000 funding target. As previously reported, the platform offers… Read More

Portugal’s Short-Term Rental Platform HomeIt Surpasses €250,000 Funding Target on Seedrs

Homeit, a Portugal-based short-term rental platform, has successfully surpassed its initial €250,000 equity crowdfunding target on Seedrs. The company states it offers an easy, fast, and reliable way to grant access to properties in real-time, wherever a customer is. Its platform provides keyless instant access for both… Read More

SoFi Announces Partnership With Alaska Air to Help New Members Save Money on Student Loans While Earning Summer Travel Points

Online lending platform SoFi announced this week it has teamed up with Alaska Air to help its new members save money on student loans while also earning extra summer travel points. The online lender revealed the exciting news through its Twitter on Thursday: We’ve partnered… Read More

Update: Bluesmart Quickly Secures $1 Million Through Second Indiegogo Campaign For Series 2 Smart Luggage Line

Indiegogo success Bluesmart has successfully secured over $1 million from more than 2000 backers during its latest crowdfunding campaign for its Series A Smart Luggage. The campaign was launched less than two weeks ago and sought to raise only $50,000. As previously reported, the Series 2 line includes… Read More

Bluesmart Returns to Indiegogo: Seeks Funding For Second Generation Suitcases

Less than three years after successfully securing $2 million through its first crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, New York-based startup Bluesmart has returned to the funding portal to raise funds for its Series 2: Smart Luggage System. The line includes a carry-on luggage, a checked bag,… Read More

SoFi Teams Up With JetBlue to Help Customers Manage Student Loans While Earning Travel Rewards

Online lending platform SoFi recently announced it has formed a partnership with airline company JetBlue to help customers manage their student loans while also earning travel rewards. The companies claimed this is the first partnership between a direct lender for student loans and an airliner…. Read More

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

Team of Kickstarter Alum G-Ro Tests Out Wheels (Video)

With just months until Kickstarter backers begin to receive their highly-anticipated G-Ro, the crew behind the highly anticipated luggage has unveiled pictures and videos of the wheels being tested out. G-RO is described as a unique luggage system that is on a mission to evolved… 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