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About Javier González-Soria

Dr. Javier Gonzalez-Soria y Moreno de la Santa is an international expert in online travel, eCommerce, eMarketing, mCommerce, connectivity and digital transformation.
21 04, 2021

Los SPACs tienen importantes riesgos

By | April 21st, 2021|Tags: |

El mercado de SPAC se ha enfriado considerablemente en las últimas semanas, con empresas que cotizaron en bolsa al fusionarse con una blank-check entity negociando muy por encima de sus máximos, y un número creciente de obstáculos regulatorios emergentes para una estrategia de inversión que ha dominado los titulares de las noticias financieras en 2020. [...]

21 04, 2021

European Venture Reaches All-Time High In The First Quarter Of 2021

By | April 21st, 2021|Tags: |

2021 is shaping up to be a stellar year for startups in Europe. Investment in Europe startups tracked at $21.4 billion in the first quarter, more than double funding amounts year over year and close to double over the last quarter of 2020. Funding at every stage was up with late-stage funding growing the most. [...]

21 04, 2021

Jet2 cancels all flights and holidays until June 23 due to travel ‘uncertainty’

By | April 21st, 2021|Tags: |

Jet2 has suspended all flights and holidays up to and including 23 June due to uncertainty caused by the the UK government’s travel proposals, the CEO has announced. The firm is one of the UK’s biggest holiday companies. Affected customers would have their bookings automatically cancelled and refunded, the Jet2 has said. The decision to cancel [...]

21 04, 2021

Guesty confirms acquisition of fellow PMS MyVR

By | April 21st, 2021|Tags: |

Property management platform Guesty, which automates and streamlines all complex operational needs accompanying short-term rental management, has announced that it has acquired another leading property management software in MyVR. According to Guesty, the deal “effectively makes the company the largest short-term rental property management platform worldwide”. Guesty’s investment showcases the promise of 2021 as the [...]

21 04, 2021

Flipkart acquires Cleartrip as part of its diversification drive at a distressed price

By | April 21st, 2021|Tags: |

Flipkart has officially announced its plan to acquire a 100% stake in Cleartrip, one of the oldest travel booking portals in India, as the online retailer looks to strengthen its overall offerings. The Walmart-owned e-commerce firm said it will acquire the operations of Cleartrip and retain all employees. Cleartrip will continue to operate as a [...]

21 04, 2021

The Q1 2021 Pitchbook-NVCA Venture Monitor

By | April 21st, 2021|Tags: |

2020 proved to be a record year for the VC industry, positioning the industry to start 2021 on a strong footing. The industry did not disappoint as Q1 investment, exit, and fundraising activity all exceeded first-quarter results from last year. Investors deployed $69.0 billion into VC-backed companies in Q1, an increase of 92.6% compared to [...]

21 04, 2021

Grab Agreed to Deal to Go Public in World’s Largest SPAC

By | April 21st, 2021|Tags: |

Southeast Asia’s ride-hailing giant Grab announced Tuesday it is set to go public through a SPAC merger with Altimeter Growth Corp., in a deal that values the company at $39.6 billion — the largest blank-check merger to date. Grab says it intends to list on the Nasdaq under ticker symbol GRAB following the deal’s completion. Special [...]

19 04, 2021

La Vacunación, estúpido!

By | April 19th, 2021|Tags: |

No hay mejor termómetro para determinar el interés de viaje que las búsquedas que los potenciales viajeros hacen en Google de los términos con mayor volumen, como “hoteles” y “vuelos”. Por eso los datos que vemos a 18 de Abril de 2021 en España no nos llevan en absoluto al optimismo, ni por su valor [...]

1 04, 2021

Survey: What will the hospitality industry look like in the future?

By | April 1st, 2021|Tags: |

The travel slowdown caused by Covid-19 forced hospitality businesses around the world to make tough decisions about how to serve guests, protect staff, and stay afloat. But it was also a year of radical change and innovation, where hospitality leaders discovered new ways to make their organizations more resilient, innovative, and ready to evolve their [...]

1 04, 2021

Building a Diversified Hotel Distribution Strategy in the Era of Covid-19

By | April 1st, 2021|Tags: |

For the hospitality industry, historical norms and patterns pre-Covid-19 are no longer valid as predictors in the new world. New patterns are also emerging in the recovery that are unrecognizable, and the data we are seeing today isn’t telling us much about tomorrow either. Serving more than 42,000 properties around the world, Sabre Hospitality Solutions helps hoteliers [...]