Group Travel


Startup Stage Flugy
STARTUP STAGE: Flugy crowdsources private flights to exotic destinations
By Mitra Sorrells | October 9, 2019
Flugy charters private planes to destinations voted on by its members (who each pay a $25 membership fee). Those that want to take the trip pay their share of the charter plus an 18% commission. ... Read More
Interview | Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Clear Chain Travel wants to reimagine distribution through blockchain and AI
STARTUP STAGE: Clear Chain Travel wants to reimagine distribution through blockchain and AI
By Linda Fox | August 22, 2019
Clear Chain Travel is bringing blockchain principles and AI-driven robotic processes to the groups and meetings space to improve transparency, drive efficiency and save costs. Read More
Interview | Startups
Cendyn Accel-KKR investment
Cendyn eyes growth and acquisitions, transitions leadership with Accel-KKR investment
By Mitra Sorrells | June 20, 2019
The hospitality tech supplier is making plans to grow on the heels of an equity investment from Accel-KKR and under the leadership of new president Tim Sullivan. Read More
News | Technology
Airlines missing millions group air
Airlines leave millions in profit on the table - and they don’t even know it
By Kenny Totten - Bacarai  | March 28, 2019
Nearly all group airfare is still sold offline, in a labor- and time-intensive fashion. Innovation will improve the customer experience and bring in more revenue for airlines. Read More
Opinion | Distribution
Why hoteliers should jump on the personalization bandwagon
Why hoteliers should jump on the personalization bandwagon
By Diane Merlino  | March 27, 2019
While technology plays a critical role on the facilitation side, the primary push for personalization in the travel industry is coming directly from consumers. Read More
From Our Partners | Technology
The digital transformation of group business travel - are you ready?
The digital transformation of group business travel - are you ready?
By Diane Merlino  | March 20, 2019
Consumers expect online offers and recommendations that are tailored to their individual preferences. And that reality has influenced meeting planner expectations. Read More
From Our Partners | Technology
Skyscanner Trello integration
Skyscanner enables flight search through Trello platform
By Mitra Sorrells | March 7, 2019
Skyscanner has created an integration with Trello, a visual organization and collaboration tool. Read More
News | Technology
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STARTUP STAGE: GAFFL connects solo travelers to plan trips, split costs
By Mitra Sorrells | March 1, 2019
GAFFL, or, Get a Friend for Life, is intended to help solo travelers find others planning similar itineraries to travel together and share costs.   Read More
Interview | Startups
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Building blocks of the group experience - considering needs of planners, groups and guests
By Amadeus  | February 13, 2019
The changing face of “groups” is an interesting case study in how hotels must be on top of industry trends, consumer technology preferences, enterprise innovations, business and leisure travel patterns,... Read More
News | Technology
WEBINAR REPLAY! Personalizing the group experience for hotels
WEBINAR REPLAY! Personalizing the group experience for hotels
By PhocusWire | February 6, 2019
Amadeus will explain how you can improve customer relationship management across your entire hotel portfolio by leveraging data to better connect with guests, filling guest rooms and function space and... Read More
News | Distribution
Gaest acquired as Airbnb bolsters unit for meetings and company services
Gaest acquired as Airbnb bolsters unit for meetings and company services
By Kevin May | January 28, 2019
Danish startup Gaest is a booking tool for interview rooms, teambuilding spaces, corporate events - an area that Airbnb has been concentrating on during 2018. Read More
News | Online
Startup Stage Trip Loop
STARTUP STAGE: Trip Loop coordinates group travel, with and without internet
By Mitra Sorrells | January 2, 2019
Trip Loop consolidates information related to group travel, such as hotel reservations, transportation, events and a closed communication network, in one platform, which can be accessed even when... Read More
Interview | Startups
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AvantStay wins $5M round to grow group booking service for private accommodation
By Kevin May | December 27, 2018
AvantStay has landed a $5 million funding round from large group of investors led by Ballpen Capital. Read More
News | Online
Startup Stage Bacarai
STARTUP STAGE: Bacarai wants to automate online sales of group air travel
By Mitra Sorrells | November 27, 2018
Bacarai is creating a marketplace to bring group airfare online and add efficiencies – and upsell opportunities for airlines – to the process. The system functions through artificial... Read More
Interview | Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Domio is targeting group travel with tech-forward apartment-hotels
STARTUP STAGE: Domio is targeting group travel with tech-forward apartment-hotels
By Jill Menze | November 19, 2018
Domio targets group travelers with spacious, tech-forward homes in urban markets. In addition to its Domio-operated and designed properties, the company is planning to launch 25 apartment-hotels in the... Read More
Interview | Startups