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Interview / Online
Chasing a dream to digitalize immersive travel in Africa
By Derek Catron | March 30, 2023
Charles Shima’s ZaNiheza is building a digital mall for immersive experiences in Africa and beyond.  ... Read More
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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Orbzii wants to make travel planning easier
By Linda Fox | March 27, 2023
App-based Orbzii brings together flights and hotels and employs artificial intelligence to enable consumers to filter options and put together a trip as well as discuss it and share it with others. ... Read More
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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: SkipQ is an app for airport retail and restaurant services
By Linda Fox | March 24, 2023
SkipQ describes itself as a travel retail marketplace that connects airport retailers and passengers via its app. ... Read More
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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Jerne connects travel companies with social media creators
By Kathryn Walson | March 20, 2023
Jerne is an SaaS platform for creators and experience providers to manage their relationships, navigate commercial agreements and track affiliate sales and marketing ROI.... Read More
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News / Online
Tripadvisor CMO talks travel marketing, membership, video
By Linda Fox | March 16, 2023
Tripadvisor's chief marketing officer John Boris, who joined the company in late 2022, shares more on the company's strategy as well as his thoughts on the state of travel marketing.... Read More
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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Awai seeks to simplify travel booking with one-stop shop
By Kathryn Walson | March 13, 2023
The Melbourne-based startup says it saves consumers time, money and headaches during trip planning, while removing the need for travel agents.... Read More
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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Tern uses GPT technology for travel planning
By Mitra Sorrells | March 6, 2023
Tern is an artificial intelligence-powered travel planning system that provides personalized recommendations in minutes.... Read More
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Interview / Online
In The Big Chair - Caesar Indra of Traveloka
By Linda Fox | February 28, 2023
Caesar Indra joined Indonesia-based Traveloka in 2012 to develop the flights product at a time when the company offered only domestic routes with 10 carriers.... Read More
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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Travel platform Mapathink targets Southeast Asia
By Kathryn Walson | February 27, 2023
By disrupting the travel ancillary services market, Mapathink says it is looking at a huge addressable market.... Read More
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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Trzmo aims to be a super app for travel
By Mitra Sorrells | February 13, 2023
Trzmo provides global roaming, flight updates, duty-free shopping, ground transportation booking, dining recommendations, loyalty card management, the ability to save photos and videos and more all in one app.... Read More
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Interview / Technology
Q&A: EV Hotels’ vision to serve “technology travelers”
By Derek Catron | February 9, 2023
EV Hotels bills itself as the first smart hotel brand with experiences in crypto and NFT.  ... Read More
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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Herdify enables hyper-targeted marketing for travel brands
By Mitra Sorrells | February 9, 2023
The company was founded in 2021 by a former Microsoft strategist, and the executive team includes former Red Carnation Hotels chief marketing officer Victoria Murden.... Read More
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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Connect-EZ provides in-app calling for travelers
By Kathryn Walson | January 27, 2023
Founded in 2020, the London-based company aims to make it easier for travelers to communicate with airlines while on the go, including for booking inquiries and customer service issues.... Read More
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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: SquadTrip’s all-in-one platform streamlines trip planning
By Kathryn Walson | January 25, 2023
SquadTrip provides an SaaS trip booking and marketing platform for group travel organizers and trip-bookers alike.... Read More
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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: helps rentals filter out bad behaving guests
By Mitra Sorrells | January 23, 2023
The company uses AI to collect and analyze a mix of static and dynamic trust attributes related to a guest and then delivers the result to the partner systems in real time, in the form of a "behavioral footprint."... Read More