Food and Dining

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Interview / Startups
Hot 25 Travel Startups for 2023: Flycoin
By PhocusWire | November 15, 2022
Flycoin’s technology infrastructure provides companies in the consumer loyalty space with a turnkey solution to incentivize users in a more customer-centric way. Read More
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News / Online
Uber adds Viator content, expands Uber Travel to 10K cities
By Mitra Sorrells | November 14, 2022
The Uber app now enables booking of a curated collection of Viator experiences in 14 cities around the United States, with the bookings fully managed by Viator.  Read More
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News / Startups
Hospitality staffing platform Qwick closes $40M funding round to “end understaffing”
By Kathryn Walson | November 7, 2022
Qwick says it connects service-industry professionals directly with food and beverage shifts in real-time. Read More
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News / Online
Travel apps have work to do in improving customer satisfaction
By Kathryn Walson | October 24, 2022
According to a recent study from Applause, 37% of customers say travel apps have not been helpful in managing recent travel challenges. Read More
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Phocuswright Conference 2022: A conversation with Tripadvisor’s new CEO
By PhocusWire | October 10, 2022
Matt Goldberg sits down for his first interview as Tripadvisor CEO during The Phocuswright Conference in November. Read More
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Japan’s TakeMe lands $1.8M to expand restaurant-reservation service
By Kathryn Walson | September 22, 2022
TakeMe connects with OTAs such as Klook, KKday and Meituan to link foreign tourists with restaurants in Japan. Read More
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News / Startups
U.K. startup wi-Q lands £3 million to digitalize payments in hospitality
By Jill Menze | September 8, 2022
Founded in 2014, wi-Q aims to help hospitality and leisure companies improve the guest experience via its mobile ordering and payments solutions. Read More
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News / Technology
Vouch launches pre-arrival platform for hotels to earn revenue via upselling
By Kathryn Walson | August 31, 2022
Hotels maintain full control of pricing and inventory on offerings, including room upgrades, spa packages and third-party ancillary services. Read More
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News / Online
Uber partners with Rokt to surface offers to customers at checkout
By Kathryn Walson | August 24, 2022
The partnership will initially launch with Uber Eats. Read More
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Shackle raises $5.5M to digitize the hotel guest experience
By Jill Menze | August 23, 2022
Founded in 2020, Shackle helps hotels streamline operations by integrating backend systems into its guest-facing app. Read More
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Cosmopolitan launches travel booking platform targeting Gen Z and millennials
By Jill Menze | August 17, 2022
With CosmoTrips, the women’s media brand wants to encourage its Gen Z and millennial audience of 62 million to “travel like an editor.” Read More
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News / Online
How travel survives the people shortage
By Phocuswright Research | August 8, 2022
A Phocuswright Research article discusses the main challenges faced by the air and hotel segments in restarting and revamping their industries. Read More
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Uber doubles revenue to $8.1 billion in Q2 2022
By Jill Menze | August 2, 2022
Gross bookings for the quarter also reached an all-time high, growing 33% to $29.1 billion. Read More
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Interview / Startups
VIDEO: HalalBooking - Launch pitch at Phocuswright Europe 2022
By PhocusWire | July 27, 2022
HalalBooking helps halal-conscious families find hotels that meet their specific needs. Read More
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Banks look to travel to boost customer loyalty
By Mitra Sorrells | July 15, 2022
Capital One, American Express and Revolut are among the banks partnering with travel brands. Read More