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Stock markets, at their best, can be hype killers, and public investors shot down many inflated private company valuations in 2021. This may be a sobering development for IPO and SPAC wannabes in 2022.

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Dennis' Online Travel Briefing

Editor’s Note: Every Wednesday, Executive Editor and online travel rockstar Dennis Schaal will bring readers exclusive reporting and insight into the business of online travel and digital booking, and how this sector has an impact across the travel industry.

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Online Travel This Week It's no secret that venture capitalist and private equity valuations of travel startups can be vastly inflated, although Covid and lockdowns contribute to volatile market conditions. Skift examined a crop of eight newly public short-term rental, tra