Tagged: travel

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

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

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

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

  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

  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

  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

 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

Crypto Travel Booking Platform Travata Returns to Crowdcube & Quickly Raises More Than £830,000 in Funding

Travala, a service that lets users pay for hotel reservations with digital currencies, has returned to equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube and has successfully raised more than £830,000 in funding from nearly 490 Crowdcube investors. This latest round comes less than a year after Travala raised… Read More

UK Insurtech battleface Announces COVID-19 Travel Insurance Package

battleface, a UK-based insurtech, recently announced the launch of its COVID-19 travel insurance package. battleface reported that the new policy will give travelers the peace of mind they have been looking for to venture out safely, including to countries currently advised against traveling to by… Read More

Travel Fintech Fly Now Pay Later Raises £35 Million in Debt and Equity Capital

Travel Fintech Fly Now Pay Later has raised £35 million in both debt and equity capital in s Series funding round, according to the company. As leisure and travel companies struggle during the Coronavirus crisis it appears that investors have pushed that concern aside betting… Read More

Insurtech Setoo to Provide Coverage for Poor Snow Conditions in Partnership with Issta

No Snow, No Go Insurtech Setoo is now providing coverage for customers of Issta, the largest travel agency in Israel. In a “first of its kind” service, customers can now be protected against poor skiing conditions that can ruin winter holidays. Setoo is a “Protection… Read More

Online Travel Company Despegar Launches Co-Branded Credit Card in Brazil Through Partnership With Santander & Visa

Despegar (NYSE: DESP), an online travel company in Latin America, recently announced its Brazilian subsidiary Decolar launched a co-branded credit card in partnership with Visa Inc. and Banco Santander (Brasil) S.A. for the Brazilian market. Despegar reported that a special feature of this new card… Read More

Digital Banking/Payments Company i2c Enables Wirex Crypto Payments & Multi-Currency Travel Card for Asia Pacific Cardholders

Online banking and payments company i2c announced on Monday it has partnered with borderless crypto and traditional currency payment platform Wirex to delivery a multicurrency travel card for the Asia Pacific region that supports more than 150 currencies. According to i2c, Wirex travel card and… Read More

Expedia Teams Up With Lolli to Give Travelers the Opportunity to Earn Bitcoin When Booking Travel Reservations

Lolli, a bitcoin rewards application for online purchases, announced on Tuesday it has formed a partnership with traveling reservation platform Expedia to give travelers the option to earn bitcoin when they book travel reservations. Lolli reported that through this collaboration its users will be able… Read More

UK Travel Platform Snap Now Seeking £1.1 Million Through Seedrs Funding Round

Snap, a UK-based travel platform, is now seeing £1.1 million through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. Founded in 2016, Snap states that it uses technology, and the power of its community, to aggregate travel demand and match it with spare capacity from independent coach… Read More

Wirecard Teams Up With Turkey’s Flight Booking Agency Enuygun to Improve Purchasing Experience

Germany-based global provider of digital payments and commerce solutions Wirecard announced on Friday it has formed a partnership with Enuygun, a Turkey-based online travel agency for flights, to optimize digital payments for Enuygun customers. Wirecard reported that it processes incoming credit card payments on Enuygun for… Read More

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

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