Booking.com launches accelerator programme for startups in sustainable tourism

For-Booking_feAccommodation booking website Booking.com has launched a new accelerator initiative, the Booking Booster Programme, for startups in the tourism segment. The three-week programme, which will be held in June 2017 in Amsterdam, will see between eight and 12 startups being shortlisted, the company said in a statement. The purpose of the programme is to identify, […]

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Instacar raises $1 mn of seed funding from Swastika

Ishan-Vyas_feHong Kong-based online outstation taxi marketplace InstaCar has received $1 million (Rs 6.65 crore) in seed round of funding from Hong kong-based Swastika Company Pvt Ltd, Ishan Vyas, co-founder of InstaCar told TechCircle. The two-months-old company aims to use the funds for scaling up operations, marketing, and brand building. InstaCar Technologies Pvt. Ltd, which runs InstaCar, […]

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Ixigo rolls out AI-powered personal travel assistant ixibaba

IXIGO_feGurgaon-based Le Travenues Technology Pvt. Ltd, which runs travel search marketplace ixigo.com, has launched an artificial intelligence-powered personal travel assistant. Called ixibaba, the chatbot will allow users to plan their trip by conversing with them on topics across flights, hotels, buses, cabs, places to visit and vacation destinations, the company said in a statement. It […]

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Travel portal Holidify recasts business; co-founder quits

Rohit-ShroffDestination discovery portal Holidify is restructuring its operations and one of its co-founders has quit, in the latest instance that highlights growing pains at Indian startups as investors turn cautious and funding slows. Co-founder Rohit Shroff has left the Delhi-based startup to join Girnar Software Pvt Ltd, the parent of auto portal CarDekho.com, as associate […]

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