Hot 25 Startups 2021

The wheels of the industry keep on turning and many new companies are doing their best to either assist in recovery with their services or are well-positioned to capitalize on recovery in their market or region.

Our Hot 25 this year, produced with the support of our partner Salesforce, is a collection of companies that have survived the onset of the global pandemic and that can, as equally important, thrive in 2021.

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Troop, Spotnana partner to integrate meeting space and travel booking
By Elizabeth West - Business Travel News | August 15, 2022
Troop aims to automate the meeting selection process but has not yet offered its own travel booking extension of that sourcing exercise. Read More
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WestJet to trial Zamna technology to accelerate passenger check-in
By Mitra Sorrells | June 23, 2022
Zamna says this is the first example in North America of an airline using this type solution to verify international traveler data before airport arrival. Read More
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Uniguest acquires Volara to launch voice tech division
By Mitra Sorrells | November 4, 2021
Volara founder and CEO Dave Berger will become executive vice president of Uniguest’s new voice division, which will maintain the brand name of Volara. Read More
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Vouch expands to Europe as it raises $1.1M seed round
By Mitra Sorrells | October 6, 2021
 Singapore-based Vouch, a PhocusWire Hot 25 Startup of 2021, provides artificial intelligence and chatbot-based solutions for hotels to streamline operations and enhance the guest experience.... Read More
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Troop attracts travel industry luminaries with $8M investment
By Linda Fox | September 30, 2021
Meeting management startup Troop plans to use the funding to speed up product development and integrations. Read More
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Buser revs up with a $138M investment, plans new services
By Linda Fox | June 24, 2021
Following the investment from Lightrock, Buser plans to add urban passenger services as well as a bus ticket marketplace to its platform. Read More
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Welcome to the Hot 25 Startups for 2021
By PhocusWire | January 7, 2021
Our Hot 25 this year is a collection of companies that have survived the onset of the global pandemic and that can, as equally important, thrive in 2021. Read More
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Space Perspective lands $7M in seed funding
By Linda Fox | December 4, 2020
Space Perspective will use the funding to further its ambition of launching a test flight next year. Read More
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Hot 25 Startups 2021: Air Doctor
By PhocusWire | November 9, 2020
Air Doctor is a digital platform that provides a global medical network of physicians and makes it accessible to any traveler, anywhere. Read More
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Hot 25 Startups 2021: Anyplace
By PhocusWire | November 9, 2020
Anyplace is a marketplace that provides turnkey furnished housing rentals all over the world, with no long-term leases, no landlords and a simple application process. Read More
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Hot 25 Startups 2021: Beachy
By PhocusWire | November 9, 2020
Beachy is software that combines mapping technology and a reservation and payment system so hotel guests can reserve things like a lounge chair, umbrella or cabana at the pool or beach, all completely... Read More
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Hot 25 Startups 2021: BeRightBack
By PhocusWire | November 9, 2020
The BeRightBack system creates itineraries for subscribers based on their preferences such as type of trip, destinations and preferred airports and times. Read More
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Hot 25 Startups 2021: Buser
By PhocusWire | November 9, 2020
Buser’s intercity bus charter marketplace enables travelers to meet other people interested on the same journey and rather than buying individual tickets from regular liners they can join together and... Read More
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Hot 25 Startups 2021: CheKin
By PhocusWire | November 9, 2020
CheKin helps vacation rentals managers simplify and automate the processing of rental contracts. Read More
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Hot 25 Startups 2021: CityGuyd
By PhocusWire | November 9, 2020
CityGuyd provides travelers with an augmented reality-based tour guide, creating a personal experience in a convenient and accessible format and multiple languages.  Read More