TapTrip | March 25, 2021
Grant-winning travel tech organization TapTrip divulges strong new branding and creativity today, including another site and promotion video featuring RuPaul's Drag Race UK's heavenly Divina de Campo, which approaches the travel industry to #daretobedifferent.
The rebrand sets TapTrip's market and item situating inside the worldwide travel area and uncovers its cutting edge omnichannel offering, which mirrors the wants, needs, and estimations of Millennial and Gen Z travelers.
“Our new creative clarifies our position within the travel market as a valued tech partner to travel management companies. We don’t sell direct to corporates, we provide TMCs with a business travel tool – which is neither overdeveloped nor overpriced – that helps them target, and cater for, the lucrative SME market and the Millennial and Gen Z travellers that work within it,” explained TapTrip COO Neil Ruth.
They have brought together the best and brightest minds in travel technology to bring out the best and brightest business travel solution. Team of tech wizards squeeze every last drop of goodness out of every single line of code to develop the smoothest, most streamlined experience possible. Having helped build some of the world’s biggest travel companies out there, they now make up the TapTrip team: the brains (and the beauty) behind the future of corporate travel.
TRAVEL + LEISURE | April 21, 2021
Travel + Leisure, a subsidiary of Meredith Corporation, has released its annual It List of the best new hotels of the year, highlighting the 73 most impressive new and recently renovated properties around the world. The hotels on this 16th annual list, selected by the editors of Travel + Leisure, have experiences that are sure to encourage wanderlust, giving travelers even more excuses to get up and go. The It List for 2021 can be found in the May issue of Travel + Leisure.
According to Jacqui Gifford, Editor in Chief of Travel + Leisure, "It's a pleasure to recognize each of these exceptional new properties, that provide travelers with so much to look forward to. In a year when hotels were forced to reconsider their approach to nearly everything, the industry forged ahead. Our portfolio of properties covers the world, demonstrating sustainability, commitment, and hope for the future. The It List for 2021 reminds us of so many of the joys of travel, and the new crop of openings is as thrilling as any we've seen in the It List's 16 years of its existence."
The hotels are located across 29 countries and six continents, and they vary in style from safari lodges and luxurious beach resorts to trendy city escape wellness retreats, and nature-inspired getaways. The It List contains 30 properties in the United States, including six in California and five in New York state, as well as properties in Denver, Des Moines, Chicago, Boston, Scottsdale, Austin, New Orleans, Charleston, Palm Beach, and other locations.
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Travel + Leisure is the preeminent voice for the sophisticated traveler providing expert insight and the most engaging travel lifestyle content available. Travel + Leisure catches the joy of exploring the world's cultural delights—from art and architecture to shopping and style to food and drink—and provides convincing reasons to get up and go. The Travel + Leisure media portfolio includes the U.S. flagship magazine, travelandleisure.com, blogs, the Let's Go Together podcast, the World's Best Awards franchise, an extensive social media footprint, and regional editions in China, India, Mexico, and Southeast Asia, with an audience of more than 30 million. The U.S. version of Travel + Leisure, which was launched in 1971, is the country's only monthly consumer travel magazine. Travel + Leisure is owned by Travel + Leisure Co. and is part of Meredith Corporation's Luxury Group of best-in-class brands.
Bookaway | July 17, 2021
Start-up in travel technology Bookaway has secured USD46 million in venture capital from Aleph, Corner Ventures, and Entrée Capital to establish the Bookaway Group, which will bring together ground and sea transportation companies from across the world.
The group has collaborated to digitalize the USD 157 billion sector, where 95% of activities remain offline (local buses, trains, ferries.) As a result, local suppliers can connect and reach even more travelers by offering an online platform for up-to-date information, reviews, and booking while increasing access to every part of the globe (over 100,000 routes and counting).
Getbybus, known for providing tens of thousands of routes in and around the Balkans and Western Europe, is the first to join the Bookaway Group, followed by 12Go, which has the biggest network of local transport choices in and around South East Asia. The Bookaway Group, in collaboration with Bookaway, provides access to more than 100,000 transit routes, user evaluations, and round-the-clock assistance in 14,600 locations across 80 countries.
The Bookaway Group aims to bridge the global gap between travelers and local transportation providers, allowing travelers to discover and book transportation options anywhere in the world, regardless of the language they speak or how remote the location is.
Bookaway has grown from a tiny Tel Aviv start-up to one of the world's top ground transportation companies in less than four years, with plans to expand further in the United States, China, and Latin America.
Since 2018, Bookaway has secured USD 35 million in Series B funding to establish the Bookaway Group, following USD 11 million in Seed and Series A funding. Aleph, a major Israeli investor, has been a loyal supporter since 2019.