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Online travel stocks have fallen 38% in 2020 (mainly due to the coronavirus)
Online travel stocks have fallen 38% in 2020 (mainly due to the coronavirus)
By Steven Lerner | March 13, 2020
Most of the value has been decimated due to the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, with bookings declining and analysts anticipating a long-term impact.  Read More
News | Online
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STARTUP STAGE - ACT II: Bacarai reflects on past year's challenges, new funding expedition
By Steven Lerner | February 21, 2020
Bacarai discusses its new vice president of technology, the launch of new funding rounds and future goals. Read More
Interview | Startups
Lessons learned from a failed travel loyalty startup
Lessons learned from a failed travel loyalty startup
By Steven Lerner | February 20, 2020
Without the cooperation or support of hotels, airlines, banks or credit card companies, developing a loyalty startup is challenging. Read More
News | Startups
Technology can make business trips safer - particularly for women and LGBTQ travelers
Technology can make business trips safer - particularly for women and LGBTQ travelers
By Kim Albrecht - SAP Concur  | February 6, 2020
We can and should do better - especially in the age of advanced technology - to support all employees as they travel as part of their jobs.  Read More
Opinion | Technology
STARTUP STAGE: Roost matches travelers with roommates to cut hotel costs in half
STARTUP STAGE: Roost matches travelers with roommates to cut hotel costs in half
By Steven Lerner | January 30, 2020
Roost is a website that helps travelers find compatible roommates to share hotel rooms and split the cost.  Read More
Interview | Startups
Furthering its digital ambitions, Lonely Planet launches experiences
Furthering its digital ambitions, Lonely Planet launches experiences
By Linda Fox | January 23, 2020
Lonely Planet Experiences launches via a partnership with Intrepid Travel to offer day and multi-day sustainable tours. Read More
News | Online
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STARTUP STAGE: NextPlan wants to make custom vacation planning easy
By Steven Lerner | December 10, 2019
NextPlan is a platform that providers travelers with a personalized and customizable vacation itinerary. Read More
Interview | Startups
VIDEO: OccasionGenius - Summit pitch runner-up at Phocuswright Conference 2019
VIDEO: OccasionGenius - Summit pitch runner-up at Phocuswright Conference 2019
By PhocusWire | November 29, 2019
Gain access to a premium database of upcoming events to capture and engage the experiential consumer. Read More
Interview | Startups
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VIDEO: TroopTravel - Summit pitch winner at Phocuswright Conference 2019
By PhocusWire | November 28, 2019
100 travelers. 15 origins. Where do we meet? See how to use Big Data to plan corporate meetings and events in minutes. Read More
Interview | Startups
Hot 25 Startups 2020: Groupdesk
Hot 25 Startups 2020: Groupdesk
By PhocusWire | November 18, 2019
Groupdesk streamlines the booking and payments processes so that travelers can easily service themselves, which allows businesses to focus on marketing and achieving long-term profitability. Read More
Interview | Startups
Hot 25 Startups 2020: Bacarai
Hot 25 Startups 2020: Bacarai
By PhocusWire | November 18, 2019
Bacarai has developed a digital marketplace for group airfare, which enables airlines to manage the lifecycle of a group contract with ease, while simultaneously optimizing the customer journey. Read More
Interview | Startups
How I Got Here, episode 9 - Henrik Zillmer of AirHelp
How I Got Here, episode 9 - Henrik Zillmer of AirHelp
By Kevin May | October 17, 2019
Entertaining, unconventional and smart - founder and CEO of AirHelp, Henrik Zillmer, joins David Litwak and Kevin May for the latest episode of the How I Got Here podcast. Read More
Interview | Online
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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
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