Leoparda Electric is bringing battery swapping for two-wheelers to LatAm • TechCrunch

Leoparda Electric, a São Paolo–based startup, wants to be the Gogoro of Latin America. In other words, it’s looking to build out a network of battery swapping stations that should help spread adoption of electric two-wheelers in the region. While LatAm is the second largest two-wheeler market after Southeast Asia, electrification in the region has been slow to develop. That’s in part due to policies, or lack thereof. While several LatAm countries have set some rough targets for zero-emissions sales or internal combustion engine phase-outs, insufficient fiscal incentives, weak regulatory…

Aruba Launches ‘Have Dog, Will Travel’ Promotion for Limited Time Only

In celebration of National Dog Week kicking off on September 19, the Dutch Caribbean Island of Aruba has just launched its new ‘Have Dog, Will Travel’ promotional campaign. ‘Have Dog, Will Travel’ invites visitors to bring their canine companions along on their tropical vacations to experience ‘The Aruba Effect’ for themselves or, alternatively, for pups to enjoy their own staycations at home while their parents are away. ADVERTISING Trending Now The ‘One Happy Island’ partnered with pet-centric companies Wag! and Avvinue on this fresh promotion, which spotlights dog-friendly hotel deals…

Razor’s Edge Ventures closes $340M fund as it looks to invest in defense startups • TechCrunch

In a sign that national security tech is a safe bet even during troubled economic times, defense- and security-focused VC firm Razor’s Edge Ventures today announced the closing of its third startup investment fund at just under $340 million. It exceeded the initial target of $250 million, the firm notes, and will target companies developing autonomous systems, space technologies, cybersecurity, AI and machine learning, digital signal processing and other aerospace and defense technologies. Founded in 2010, Razor’s Edge funds multi-stage startups with both commercial and government customers but specializes in…

Building control startup PassiveLogic inks partnership with Nvidia, secures $15M • TechCrunch

About five months after raising $15 million, PassiveLogic, which provides a platform to autonomously control building systems, has secured an additional $15 million in an “off-round” strategic investment from Nvidia’s venture arm, nVentures. The new cash brings PassiveLogic’s total raised to over $80 million, and CEO Troy Harvey tells TechCrunch it’ll be put toward expanding the Utah-based company’s headcount from 100 employees to 140 within the next year. The investment represents a major vote of confidence in PassiveLogic, considering that the startup hasn’t released any products to the public yet…

Expert Predictions and Tips for Flying

The number of travelers flying this holiday season is expected to meet, if not surpass, 2019 levels. But flying over Thanksgiving and Christmas will likely be less chaotic than this summer, experts say. These are the best and worst days to fly, and when you should buy your tickets (right now). Loading Something is loading. Flying this summer was enough to scar even the most experienced traveler, leaving many of us wondering if the industry will be able to clean up its act in time for the quickly approaching holiday…

Verijet Receives Agents for Change Green Travel Award at

NEW YORK, Sept. 20, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — U.N. ambassadors, heads of delegations, diplomats, fashion and entertainment VIPs, and prominent climate change activists from around the world gathered on September 19 to support U.N. Sustainable Development Goals and Fashion 4 Development (F4D) efforts to promote positive strategies for sustainable economic growth. They recognized environmentally conscious organizations currently making a difference in different sectors. They heralded them as agents for change with awards for taking actions that lead towards a healthier planet, preserving culture, and empowering women and children. Verijet was…

Fall Travel Is Changing. Here’s What To Know When Making Plans

La Teste-de-Buch in southwest France, in July 2022—extreme weather is just one pressure forcing … [+] tourists to change destinations and activities this fall AFP via Getty Images Paris, the City of Lights, is going dark. To save energy, the Eiffel Tower is turning off its lights earlier at night—just one example of how tourist destinations are adapting to several pressures facing the travel industry this fall. The iconic landmark, as well as municipal buildings in Paris, face a light curfew in part because of the war in Ukraine and…

All-new Folo podcast episode: The cost of travel: Travel Weekly

Clockwise from top left: Tom Foley of Inntopia, Christina Jelski of Travel Weekly and Beth Washington of Getaway Guild, on this week’s Folo by Travel Weekly podcast. Why has it been so expensive to travel in 2022? For a good chunk of this year, the talk has been the of high prices in travel as demand — particularly for Europe — came roaring back. But meanwhile, inflation, economic uncertainty and fluctuating gas prices have had the potential to rattle consumer confidence. Have these factors taken a toll on travelers’ appetite…

Eli Roth’s Travel Channel and Discovery+ Halloween Series Get First Trailers

Filmmaker Eli Roth made a name for himself with a variety of unsettling films, though recent years have seen him explore real-life horrors, with the coming weeks seeing him release all-new terrors for Travel Channel and discovery+ audiences. The series Eli Roth Presents: My Possessed Pet explores reports of otherworldly forces embodying man’s best friend while Urban Legend recreates iconic campfire stories that are supposedly inspired by true events. On Halloween night, fans can watch The Haunted Museum: 3 Ring Infernowhich he developed in collaboration with Ghost Adventures‘ Zak Bagans.…

The best travel pillow for every kind of plane sleeper

Flying is far and away the fastest and easiest way to travel. It is relatively affordable, gets you from point A to point B quickly, and is the only way to make most international journeys a reality. And if you’re able to fall asleep along the way, waking up at your destination is one of the best feelings in the world. But let’s be honest, sitting upright in a pressurized steel tube with little to no legroom for hours on end isn’t exactly what I’d call comfortable. That’s where travel…