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Smartvel acquires ArrivalGuides from Lion Ventures

Iñigo Valenzuela, CEO of Smartvel.

Smartvel’s innovative content technology offers a strategic solution for travel businesses to effectively address the challenges experienced by travelers.

Smartvel, the travel content technology company, announced today that it has acquired ArrivalGuides, distributor of destination content, from Lion Ventures.

With over 630 global destination guides and more than 56,000 POIs in multiple languages, including video content,  ArrivalGuides is a leading destination content provider. Global travel brands use ArrivalGuides to integrate travel content with existing platforms including apps, social media, websites and marketing initiatives. Content comes directly from travel experts  and tourism bureaus around the world.

Smartvel’s content technology helps travel businesses solve the pain points travelers may have by providing the right content at the right time. Its extensive range of technology solutions include Trip Planner, Explore&Go, Event Calendar, EntryDocs, and more. Each solution is designed to inspire and excite travelers with personalised offers, SEO improvements, price and third party vendor integrations. By integrating ArrivalGuides into its suite of AI enriched technology, Smartvel will gather, translate and geolocate everything there is to experience in any destination around the world.

Iñigo Valenzuela, CEO of Smartvel, said: “ArrivalGuides delivers the widest content in the industry and we are delighted to announce this latest acquisition. Our AI enriched solutions enable travel businesses to provide relevant information travelers need at every stage of their journey, including prices and improving the SEO, from planning to the final destination. This latest acquisition will allow us to expand our content and explore new opportunities with new and existing partners.”

Magnus Aideborn and Ola Zetterlöf from Lion Ventures  said : “Our aim has always been to deliver the best content in the industry and we have built a hub with self-service capabilities and an innovative process to curate content. Smartvel is at the forefront of travel content AI technology and together we will provide innovative ways to deliver content in exciting new ways. At Lion Ventures we are excited that this is our first exit after COVID.”

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