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Travel startup Wander raises $100m credit facility from Credit Suisse to scale smart vacation homes across the U.S.
Published: 01-12-2022 | 10:36:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Wander, a travel startup with a network of smart vacation homes, announced it has closed a $100 million credit facility with Zürich-based Credit Suisse, a global investment bank and financial services firm.


UK-based hospitality tech startup Journey completes £5m growth capital raise
Published: 04-11-2022 | 11:02:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Journey Hospitality has secured £5 million growth capital investment. The funds, from private equity firm Averroes Capital, will enable Journey to deliver its vision to revolutionise e-Commerce for the hospitality industry.


Early-stage travel tech startup Pinktada raises funding to accelerate expansion
Published: 18-10-2022 | 15:19:38 | By: Bob Koigi
The new sum of $975,000 includes participation from Selenean Capital, an Ireland-based fund, and of serial high net worth investors.


Amsterdam-based HolidayHero closes €500k pre-seed round to enhance guest experiences in the travel industry
Published: 12-10-2022 | 13:07:00 | By: Pie Kamau
HolidayHero announced a successful closing of €500,000 pre-seed funding round to kick off its vision of delivering proactive and personalized guest experiences in the travel industry.


Sabre joins Plug and Play as travel and hospitality partner
Published: 08-07-2022 | 12:27:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Sabre Corporation, a software and technology company powering the global travel industry, announced its partnership with Plug and Play's Travel and Hospitality program headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley.


Autochek acquires Morocco’s automotive tech startup KIFAL Auto to drive North Africa expansion
Published: 20-05-2022 | 11:47:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Autochek, the automotive technology company making car ownership more accessible and affordable across Africa, has announced the acquisition of KIFAL Auto, a Moroccan automotive technology startup, to drive its expansion into North Africa.


Raytheon Technologies venture capital group invests in Hermeus to accelerate air travel
Published: 13-05-2022 | 11:29:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Raytheon Technologies announced a strategic investment in Hermeus Corporation, a company developing hypersonic aircraft for defense and commercial applications, through its newly established corporate venture capital group, RTX Ventures.


Radisson Hotel Group partners with Plug and Play to accelerate its innovation capabilities for future travel technologies and solutions
Published: 06-05-2022 | 09:07:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Radisson Hotel Group announced its partnership with Plug and Play's Travel & Hospitality program, to strengthen its connections with selected startups, enabling the company to accelerate its innovation.


Logistics startup Swvl acquires Volt Lines, enters European market
Published: 29-04-2022 | 13:57:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Swvl Holdings, a global provider of transformative tech-enabled mass transit solutions announced a definitive agreement to acquire Volt Lines, a Turkey-based B2B and Transport as a Service mobility business.


EV startup BasiGo flags off first electric buses in Kenya
Published: 10-03-2022 | 15:39:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Nairobi headquartered e-mobility startup BasiGo flagged off the first electric buses in the country for passenger use.


Swedish travel tech startup Acamp acquires Ställpatser, prepares for European expansion
Published: 09-03-2022 | 12:51:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Acamp, the Swedish marketplace connecting campers with landowners, has acquired the popular camping community app, Ställpatser, just weeks after its €2.5 million funding round.


Swedish-Kenyan electric vehicle tech startup Opibus launches first electric bus designed and developed in Africa
Published: 21-01-2022 | 13:28:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Swedish-Kenyan electric vehicle technology startup Opibus has introduced the first all-electric bus in Kenya as well as the first African designed electric bus ever.


Dutch personal travel assistant startup Origin raises over $5m funding for special, convenient travel experience
Published: 18-01-2022 | 11:37:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Amsterdam-based personal travel assistant startup Origin has raised over $5 million in funding from Project A, Cavalry Ventures and notable angels.


Luxury Travel Hackers launches equity crowdfunding campaign for their influencer-based travel startup
Published: 22-12-2021 | 14:33:03 | By: Bob Koigi
Luxury Travel Hackers (LTH) has launched their regulation crowdfunding raise via popular platform Start Engine.


Luxury Travel Hackers launches equity crowdfunding campaign for its influencer based travel startup
Published: 22-12-2021 | 14:31:46 | By: Pie Kamau
Luxury Travel Hackers (LTH) has launched its regulation crowdfunding raise via popular platform Start Engine.


Toronto-based mobility startup Treepz expands to East Africa, acquires Uganda's Ugabus
Published: 24-11-2021 | 07:40:00 | By: Pie Kamau
In a bid to digitize the public transportation system and provide safer, reliable and comfortable commute options across Africa, Toronto-based shared mobility company Treepz, announced its acquisition of a similar Ugandan bus company Ugabus.


Travel adventure startup YouTravel.Me raises $1m to strengthen its position in the US
Published: 07-09-2021 | 15:29:00 | By: Pie Kamau
YouTravel.Me, an algorithm-powered online platform for booking small group adventure travel organized by travel experts, announced it has secured $1 million in funding.


Proptech startup Kocomo raises $56m to tackle cross-border co-ownership of luxury vacation properties
Published: 31-08-2021 | 13:15:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Kocomo, a pre-seed stage proptech startup backed by U.S., European, and Latin American investors, has raised $56 million in debt and equity to tackle cross-border, co-ownership of luxury vacation properties.


Startup STOW IT partners with airport parking operators to offer long-term travelers monthly parking at airports around the US
Published: 04-06-2021 | 09:15:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Set up and designed for long-term and monthly travelers, startup STOW IT has partnered with airport parking operators to offer the cheapest monthly rates at over 20 airports around the US, making long-term airport parking an easy option.


Travel blockchain startup travelBloc.ai files CO2 & flight safety patents
Published: 12-05-2021 | 11:40:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Silicon Valley travel blockchain startup travelBloc.ai reinventing travel solutions for today's tech savvy traveler, leveraging AI & Blockchain based innovation that will disrupt status quo and improve the traveler experience.


Scottish hospitality software startup Stampede launches Prep Starts Now campaign to reopen, digitise and grow hospitality businesses
Published: 07-04-2021 | 16:14:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Stampede, the Scottish hospitality software startup announced the launch of its Prep Starts Now campaign, with support from Visit Scotland and more than ten hospitality / tech organisations.


Crypto-native startup Travala.com partners with Viator, adds over 400,000 tours and activities worldwide
Published: 19-03-2021 | 12:48:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Travala.com, the blockchain-based travel booking platform, announced a strategic collaboration with Viator, a Tripadvisor company and leading resource for tours and activities worldwide.


Together-Travel startup Launchtrip raises $3.8m seed investment
Published: 18-03-2021 | 13:17:00 | By: Pie Kamau
World's first Together-Travel startup Launchtrip, announced the close of its seed investment round totaling $3.8 million, including funding raised by Axis Capital.


Tech startup Mokusei offers 100% funding aid for individuals to cover their education and travel expenses
Published: 04-03-2021 | 12:14:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Incorporated on 17 Feb 2021, Mokusei Intelligence (Mokusei), is a social impact & education centric tech startup focused on developing AI/ML based algorithms and solutions.


API-powered startup Reservec Global to selI its intellectual property
Published: 02-03-2021 | 16:09:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Reservec Global, a software startup based in Florida, announced it intends to sell its proprietary intellectual property. The downturn in travel spending caused by COVID-19 had a profound impact on the company's ability to grow.


Startup studio 1888EC partners with Mastercard Foundation to create digital solutions for tourism sector in Ethiopia
Published: 09-02-2021 | 13:18:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Startup studio 1888EC announced a partnership with the Mastercard Foundation to create Ethiopia's first travel and leisure platform aimed at creating digital solutions and job opportunities within the contry's tourism sector.


Seattle-based traveltech startup Cabana rolls out new offerings, expands operations to California
Published: 28-01-2021 | 11:13:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Cabana, the Seattle-based traveltech startup reinventing how people travel through its fleet of luxe mobile hotels, is rolling out enhanced offerings to its customers in Seattle and soon to its newest market, Los Angeles.


Ntuple launches Korea railroad ticketing system in Google Maps
Published: 11-01-2021 | 14:30:45 | By: Bob Koigi
Ntuple, a South Korean tech startup that focuses on backend technology has announced that it launched the Korea railroad ticketing service ‘ga-G’ in Google maps.


[Startup Interview] Daniel Gatura, CEO, Ace Mobility, Kenya
Published: 05-01-2021 | 10:44:00 | By: Bob Koigi
Daniel Gatura is the CEO and founder of Ace Mobility, a Kenya-based startup that is focused on improving the public transport by addressing mobility challenges of the vulnerable with a focus on the differently abled, women and elderly. Daniel elaborates.


Dublin-based travel tech startup TripAdmit secures €500,000 funding for international expansion
Published: 05-11-2020 | 15:51:00 | By: Pie Kamau
TripAdmit, Dublin based travel tech startup that provides sales and distribution solutions for tours and activities, has secured €500,000 funding from investors, including the backing of Enterprise Ireland’s High Potential Start Up unit.


Travel booking startup Tripbnb.com uses AI to link travelers and accommodation quickly
Published: 04-11-2020 | 10:53:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Taiwanese travel booking startup Tripbnb.com is helping domestic accommodation providers draw up new business strategies and the country's travel industry had to enhance their technical standards with AI-based systems.


FedEx invests in 200 small businesses in its grants programme
Published: 08-10-2020 | 15:06:00 | By: Bob Koigi
Global delivery services company FedEx Corp. has announced the completion of the company’s #SupportSmall Grants programme.


Plug and Play selects 147 startups for its winter 2020 batches
Published: 18-09-2020 | 12:02:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Plug and Play announced the selection of 147 new startups into its winter 2020 batches. The startups were selected to join one of the following programs that will run through November 2020.


Traveltech startup Omio raises $100m to strengthen position as global travel platform
Published: 19-08-2020 | 14:40:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Omio, formerly GoEuro, Europe’s leading multi-modal travel booking platform, announced it has secured $100 million in investments from existing and new investors.


German traveltech startup Omio launches 'Open Travel Index' to navigate new travel era
Published: 19-08-2020 | 14:23:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Europe’s leading multi-modal travel booking platform Omio is reigniting travel by launching a new online resource to help travellers easily understand where they can travel to within Europe.