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US State Department issues unprecedented ‘do not travel’ warning over coronavirus

The U.S. State Department has issued an unprecedented “do not travel” warning to U.S. citizens, as the number of coronavirus-related infections jumped sharply overnight. The...

Stocks fall again on continued coronavirus worries

Is it good news to say that stocks fell less sharply than they had on previous days? That’s the bright side of another turbulent trading...

Oyo layoffs, Airbnb’s delayed IPO and the long-term quandary of investing in travel startups

It’s the best and worst of times for travel startups. Massive growth over the past few decades has made tourism one of the big global...

Anyone can now create maps and stories on Google Earth

Google Earth is making a significant change to its product, with the addition of content creation tools that allow anyone to create maps and...

Vacation rental platform Vacasa raises huge $319M round — here’s how it differs from Airbnb

A vacation rental home in Key West is available on Vacasa’s platform. (Vacasa Photo) Vacasa just raised a whopping $319 million in new funding as...

Tastemakers raises $1.4M to sell Africa experiences to the world

New York based startup Tastemakers has raised a $1.4 million seed-round—led Precursor Ventures—for its business that connects Africa adventures to global consumers. Tastemakers’ platform curates,...

TripActions raises $250 million at $4 billion valuation

Corporate travel booking and management company TripActions today announced the close of a $250 million funding round that raises its valuation to $4 billion....

GuestReady raises $6M to help hosts on Airbnb and other services manage their property

GuestReady, a three-year-old service that lets shared-economy hosts manage their business on Airbnb and other rental sites, has announced a $6 million Series A...

Taiwan-based travel startup AsiaYo raises $7M Series B led by Alibaba Taiwan Entrepreneurs Fund

AsiaYo, a travel accommodation booking platform based in Taipei, Taiwan, has raised a $7 million Series B led by Alibaba Taiwan Entrepreneurs Fund, a...

How cities can fix tourism hell

A steep and rapid rise in tourism has left behind a wake of economic and environmental damage in cities around the globe. In response,...

TravelPerk grabs $44M to take its pain-free SaaS for business travel global

Only six months ago Barcelona-based TravelPerk bagged a $21 million Series B, off the back of strong momentum for a software as a service platform...

Aqua integrates its blockchain property management platform with Hilton

The travel industry can’t just rely on allure, rewards, influencers, and promotions to survive. It needs to become more efficient and bring down costs....
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Modi should directly hold talks With protesting farmers but he wont, He never had a single press conference in last 6 years, not even...

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