Busfor, a Moscow-based travel tech startup, has raised $20 million in new funding from Baring Vostok and Elbrus Capital along with participation from previous investor InVenture Partners. The Busfor service connects bus travellers with bus ticket sellers in a market where air and trains tickets have been simplified through tech but bus tickets have seemingly […]
GoEuro, the Berlin-based travel booking company led by Naren Shaam, has raised $70 million in funding from Silver Lake Kraftwerk, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Atomico and other investors. GoEuro has built a real-time booking platform for buses and trains connecting more than 500 transport providers across 12 countries in Western Europe. The fresh cash […]
Three years ago when I was living and working in Barcelona, I met an extremely energetic entrepreneur named Gloria Molins, who had just started a company called Trip4real. A Barcelona native, Molins had lived abroad for eight years, working for big companies like Hilton, HP and a big network dedicated to Google Apps, before deciding […]
Tech.eu talks with SnapShot co-founder and COO David Turnbull about why hotels need data analytics, and on the topic of educating its workforce.
Online travel continues to be one of the main e-commerce sectors worldwide, with some research firms estimating an annual global spent of $450 billion in 2014 alone. However, most travel segments (hotels, tour operators, traditional flights, cars, rails) are still over 60% dependent on offline and other channels, thus representing a new business opportunity for […]
Tech.eu took a trip to Monaco to visit the mission control centre for the Solar Impulse 2, the world’s first solar-powered aircraft travelling around the globe.
VPG Group, the French company behind popular private travel sales website Voyage Privé, has acquired Splendia, its Barcelona-based peer, for an undisclosed amount. Founded back in late 2004, Voyage Privé competes with the likes of TravelBird and Secret Escapes, and currently covers 7 European markets: France, Spain, UK, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland and Poland. By buying […]