travel

  • Tesloop offers city-to-city autonomous travel in a Tesla

    Tesloop offers city-to-city autonomous travel in a Tesla

    Travelers in the Southwest have a new all-electric option: long-distance car sharing in a Tesla with Autopilot. The service is called Tesloop, and it currently serves 15 cities in southern California, plus Henderson and Las Vegas in Nevada and Phoenix, Arizona. The idea came to founder Haydn (one name only; probably because he’s still a minor) in May 2015, when he turned 16 and got… Read More

  • Relay is a beautiful app for creating and sharing custom maps

    Relay is a beautiful app for creating and sharing custom maps

    Today’s mapping applications are focused on helping you navigate from one spot to the next, or discovering the businesses around you. But they tend to be utilitarian in nature, and not what anyone would describe as “fun” to use. A new mapping application called Relay changes that. This simple, expertly designed app lets you create custom maps for your upcoming trips, so you… Read More

  • A sneak peek at Google’s upcoming travel app, Trips

    A sneak peek at Google’s upcoming travel app, Trips

    News that Google would soon begin testing a new mobile travel application leaked out last week, and now we have more details, including screenshots, of what that app will look like. The app, called Trips, is being trialed with a small group of testers, and will allow users to keep track of past and upcoming trips, while also making recommendations about tourist destinations, restaurants… Read More

  • Beacon, the all-you-can-fly travel startup, closes shop

    Beacon, the all-you-can-fly travel startup, closes shop

    Another tech startup seeking to transform aviation has closed its doors. Beacon sought to bring an all-you-can-fly option to business and leisure travelers starting on the East coast. The company’s approach was to charge membership fees, handle customers at the gate with a white-glove service and partner with regional aviation businesses to get passengers to their destinations. The… Read More

  • Hopper raises $16 million for a travel app that tells you the best time to fly

    Hopper raises $16 million for a travel app that tells you the best time to fly

    Hopper, the makers of a handy travel application that tells you the best time to fly in order to find the best deals, has now raised additional capital to continue to grow its business. It has also scored a partnership with American Airlines which allows it to sell AA’s tickets through its app. In terms of the new investment, the company announced $16 million in a growth funding… Read More

  • JetSmarter puts a jet in your pocket, and is happy to see you

    JetSmarter puts a jet in your pocket, and is happy to see you

    If traveling first class is just a teensy bit too plebeian for you, JetSmarter has you covered. The company lets you book a private jet from your smartphone, and announced today it is expanding into Europe, with scheduled routes between London, Nice, Paris, Geneva and Moscow. JetSmarter claims it is the fastest-growing private jet company in the world. Read More

  • Polarsteps automates your travel blogging

    Polarsteps automates your travel blogging

    Travel is fun and glamorous and all, but we all know what packing your backpack and heading for the amazon is really about: Making your friends and family a deep shade of jealous green. Amsterdam-based Polarsteps just raised a seed round to help making that easier. The company raised a modest €500,000 ($563k) in seed funding from Silver Point Ventures and TMG last week. Read More

  • Airbnb will open its Cuba listings to users outside the United States

    Airbnb will open its Cuba listings to users outside the United States

    Airbnb will now let travelers from outside the U.S. to book properties in Cuba after receiving authorization from the U.S. government, reports the Associated Press. Previously, only Americans were allowed to reserve the site’s Cuban listings. They will open to international users on April 2. Read More

  • WhaToDo offers last-minute deals on attractions, shows, tours and more

    WhaToDo offers last-minute deals on attractions, shows, tours and more

    There are a number of ways to find a last-minute travel deal, whether that’s from a big-name ticket booking engine like Kayak, or a service that specializes in finding last-minute discounts like HotelTonight or newly launched Overnight. Today, an early player in this space, Last Minute Travel, is bringing that same ability to snag a cheap ticket to another area in the travel space… Read More

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