Travel

Traveltech Startup Upgrade Pack Hires Ex-Expedia Veteran as it Expands into APAC

Travel technology scaleup Upgrade Pack has expanded its flight and hotel upgrade business into Asia Pacific with the opening of a Singapore office. As part of the company’s growth, Upgrade Pack has appointed ex-Google and Expedia executive Toby Berger as

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Travelstop Raises $3M To Modernise Business Travel in Asia

Singapore-based startup Travelstop is reimagining business travel and expense management in Asia. In its efforts to modernise the industry, the firm has raised US$3 million in Pre-Series A funding led by Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm Accel, with participation from Strive (formerly

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Singapore Airlines’ KrisFlyer Now Offers a Credit Card That Rewards You with Miles

UOB and KrisFlyer, Singapore Airlines mile reward program, announced the launch of the KrisFlyer UOB Credit Card. This is the first credit card in Singapore which can be combined with a savings account to earn bonus KrisFlyer miles when customers

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Travelstop Targets Fintech SMEs with Business Travel Management Platform

Co-founded by former Expedia employees, Singapore-based Travelstop is a modern, artificial intelligence (AI) powered SaaS platform that simplifies business travel, automates expense reporting for businesses in Asia, and offers insights to business owners. The platform is quickly gaining traction from

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Insurtech Firm FWD Expands into Travel Insurance with FWD Flyer

Insurtech firm FWD announced the launch of the FWD Flyer mobile app, which it claims to be an end-to-end digital insurance solution. The app provides FWD customers cashless medical claim functionalities and provides them quick access to their policies and

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This Singaporean Travel Tech Startup Aims to Simplify Business Travel in Asia

Travelstop, a Singapore based travel startup that plans to re-imagine and simplify business travel in Asia, has raised US$1.2 million (S$1.65 million) from leading investors in Singapore and USA, and is launching in Singapore and the rest of Southeast Asia

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First Multi-Currency Mobile Wallet For Singapore Travellers

EZ-Link,  You Technologies Group and Mastercard launched YouTrip, the first multi-currency mobile wallet enabling users to pay in more than 150 currencies when overseas or shopping online without any currency conversion or transaction fees. This tri-party collaboration marks EZ-Link’s first advancement into

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12 Essential Fintech Tools For Expats and Travellers Heading To Singapore

There have already been think pieces about how fintech could help boost tourism by reducing cash dependence, and increasing security and ease of use. Many tourists to China, for example, seem to be awed by the prevalent use of e-wallets

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Singapore Airlines Partners Plug And Play To Promote Innovation Via Startups

Singapore Airlines  announced  a partnership with Plug and Play, a startup innovation platform based in Silicon Valley, to further promote creativity and innovation within the airline industry using digital solutions. Plug and Play’s Travel & Hospitality programme launched in 2016

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Grab Goes Live With Grabrewards Conversion To Krisflyer Miles: (Travel-Fintegration)

Grab announced that, starting Friday, 13 October, customers will benefit from the opportunity to convert their points from Grab’s GrabRewards program to miles on Singapore Airlines’ KrisFlyer miles program. Open first to GrabRewards’ Platinum members, customers will be able to convert

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