Tagged: traveling

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

Real-time Payments Becoming Widely Adopted across Southeast Asia, with Consumers Preferring Digital Transactions: Survey

Real-time payments are becoming increasingly common as cash as a payment solution or method for consumers in Southeast Asia, according to research from ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ: ACIW) and YouGov. Three out of five or around 60% of consumers residing in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore… 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

UK Buy Now Pay Later Travel Agency Butter Secures £15.8 Million Through Latest Investment Round

Butter, a UK-based Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) platform, announced on Tuesday it secured £15.8 million through its latest investment round, which saw participation from BCI Finance, the credit arm of London based venture builder Blenheim Chalcot, as well as a number of other private Angel… Read More

Chinese Payment Platform UnionPay Reportedly Partners With Korea’s Danal to Introduce Virtual Pre-Paid Card for Travelers

UnionPay International (UPI), a China-based payment platform, has reportedly teamed up with Korean payment portal Danal to launch a new pre-paid card specifically for travelers. South China Morning Post reported that the pre-paid card will be accessible through Danal’s payment app, Paycoin Wallet, and will… 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

Overfunding: Business Travel Platform Ortharize Surpasses £500,000 Equity Crowdfunding Target Through Crowdcube Campaign

Ortharize, a UK-based business travel platform, has successfully secured its initial £500,000 equity crowdfunding campaign target on Crowdcube. The funding round has so far attracted nearly 175 Crowdcube investors. Ortharize describes itself as a b2b travel management self-service platform that enables users to book their… Read More

Overfunding: Crypto Traveling Booking Platform Travata Quickly Surpasses £200,000 Funding Target Through Crowdcube Campaign

Just days after launching its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube, Travala, a service that lets users pay for hotel reservations with digital currencies, has successfully secured its initial £200,000 funding target from more than 230 Crowdcube investors. Founded in 2017, Travala claims it has become… Read More

UK Fintech Startup Currensea Set to Close Seedrs Round With More Than £865,000 in Funding

Currensea, a UK-based fintech that specializes in creating travel debit cards, is set to close its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs with more than £865,000 secured. The company, which launched the campaign last month, sought to raise a minimum of £800,000. It is offering 7.40%… Read More

Monese Founder Norris Koppel Receives “Rising Star” Award At EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year Ceremony

Norris Koppel, founder and CEO at Monese, a mobile banking service for people who travel frequently, received the “Rising Star” award at Ernst & Young’s (EY) Entrepreneur of the Year Ceremony. Koppel has been recognized for his pioneering work in banking. Introduced 20 years ago,… 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

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

Traveling Platform Much Better Adventures Completes Seedrs Round With More Than £1.2 Million Secured

Much Better Adventures, a UK-based traveling platform, has closed its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs with more than £1.2 million. The platform launched the funding round last month and quickly secured its initial £500,000 funding target. As previously reported, Much Better Adventures claims it offers… Read More

Overfunding: Traveling Platform Much Better Adventures Quickly Surpasses £850,000 on Seedrs

Much Better Adventures, a UK-based traveling platform, has quickly surpassed its £850,000 funding target on equity crowdfunding platform, Seedrs. Founded in 2012, Much Better Adventures claims it offers unique adventures and experiences that are delivered by local hosts and guides around the world. “Our inspiring,… Read More

Visa Teams Up With Currencycloud to Offer New Cross-Border & Travel Payment Experiences

Cross-border payment platform Currencycloud announced on Tuesday it has formed a new partnership with credit card giant Visa (NYSE: V) to drive further innovation in cross-border and travel payments. The partnership will see Currencycloud aligned with Visa’s broader mission to help people make secure and… Read More

Fintech Platform For Travel Companies WeTravel Secures $2 Million Seed Investment to Continue Growth

WeTravel, a fintech platform for travel companies, announced on Monday it secured $2 million through its seed funding round, which was led by Berkeley-based The House Fund, Brett Wilson, the former CEO of TubeMogul, and other investors. Founded in 2016, WeTravel describes itself as an online platform for anyone organizing a group trip…. Read More

Update: Snaptrip Surpasses £1.4 Million Through Seedrs Funding Round

SnapTrip, a marketplace for people to discover the best last-minute self-catered holiday deals in the UK, has successfully secured more than £1.4 million from 150 investors through its Seedrs funding round. The campaign was launched this past fall, seeking £900,000. As previously reported, SnapTrip was founded in 2014 and currently… Read More

Overfunding: Snaptrip Achieves £900,000 Funding Target & Now Nearing £1.2 Million Through Seedrs Campaign

SnapTrip, a marketplace for people to discover the best last-minute self-catered holiday deals in the UK, has secured its initial £900,000 funding target and is now nearing £1.2 million from nearly 100 investors through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. Founded in 2014, SnapTrip offers users a… Read More

Update: Much Better Adventures to Complete Crowdcube With More Than £900,000 in Funding

With its Crowdcube campaign set to close on Friday evening, UK-based Much Better Adventures will complete the crowdfunding round with more than 900,000 in funding thanks to over 600 investors.  As previously reported, the company was launched with a mission to “unearth” the world’s best local guides, hosts, and… Read More

Overfunding: Much Better Adventures Quickly Secures £750,000 Funding Target on Crowdcube

Just days after launching its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube, UK-based Much Better Adventures has successfully secured its initial £750,000 and has even surpassed £800,000 from nearly 350 investors. The company was launched with a mission to “unearth” the world’s best local guides, hosts, and places… Read More

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