Interviews
Startup Stage TransferTravel generic
STARTUP STAGE: TransferTravel.com wants to be the "eBay" of travel
By Mitra Sorrells | July 18, 2018
TransferTravel.com is a peer-to-peer marketplace designed to help people sell their unwanted tickets and reservations to travelers looking for bargains. ... Read More
Interview | Startups
In The Big Chair - Jane Sun of Ctrip
In The Big Chair - Jane Sun of Ctrip
By Jill Menze | July 17, 2018
Jane Sun joined Ctrip in 2005 and took the reins as CEO in 2016. As Ctrip grows globally, Sun sees opportunities in tours and activities for Chinese travelers and hopes to see international business account for 40 to 50% of total revenue in the next five years.... Read More
Interview | Online
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In The Big Chair - Dana Dunne of eDreams Odigeo
By Kevin May | July 13, 2018
The former EasyJet and AOL executive is steering the company through a critical time for online travel agencies, with a mixture of frenemy-type partnerships and focus on markets that work.... Read More
Interview | Online
Startup Stage Avionero
STARTUP STAGE: Avionero aims to bring flexibility to flight search
By Mitra Sorrells | July 11, 2018
Avionero is a flight search and price comparison site that uses artificial intelligence to help users find flights they might not have been directly searching for.... Read More
Interview | Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Sleepbox's micro-hotels house travelers in urban areas
STARTUP STAGE: Sleepbox's micro-hotels house travelers in urban areas
By Jill Menze | July 5, 2018
Sleepbox's portable micro-hotels are designed for travelers stuck in an airport or looking for a cheap and easy place to stay. The modular rooms are geared toward millennials who want accommodations that fall somewhere between hotels and Airbnbs.... Read More
Interview | Startups
safr startup stage
STARTUP STAGE: Safr wants to make ride-sharing safe for women
By Jill Menze | July 3, 2018
Accusations of assault and discrimination have trailed leading ride-share companies for some time now, and women-focused startup Safr is aiming to change the experience for riders and drivers alike.... Read More
Interview | Technology
STARTUP STAGE: Instaroom brings communication to direct hotel bookings
STARTUP STAGE: Instaroom brings communication to direct hotel bookings
By Kevin May | June 27, 2018
Instaroom has built what it calls a "concierge platform" so that hotels can communicate directly with potential guests on their websites.... Read More
Interview | Technology
WeChat marketing for travel
Q&A: How brands are using WeChat to attract travelers
By Mitra Sorrells | June 27, 2018
Travel brands and destinations are vying for the attention of Chinese travelers – already a massive market with an estimated 130.5 million outbound trips made in 2017 and projections of 10% growth annually for the next several years.... Read More
News | Online
Startup Stage ViaHero
STARTUP STAGE: ViaHero pairs travelers with local experts who plan their trips
By Mitra Sorrells | June 25, 2018
ViaHero is a trip planning service that connects travelers with locals to plan personalized trip itineraries.  ... Read More
Interview | Startups
Europe Travel Launch 2018: Amadeus
Europe Travel Launch 2018: Amadeus
By PhocusWire | June 14, 2018
Amadeus reckons it has found a solution for travel agencies that are not getting the best rates when paying for products on credit cards.... Read More
Interview | Technology
Europe Travel Launch 2018: WIHP Hotels
Europe Travel Launch 2018: WIHP Hotels
By PhocusWire | June 13, 2018
Seven years work has led WIHP Hotels to the launch of its Meta I/O product - a hub between hotel reservation systems and metasearch engines.... Read More
Interview | Distribution
Startup Stage SeeVoov
STARTUP STAGE: SeeVoov drives travel bookings through tagged videos
By Mitra Sorrells | June 12, 2018
 SeeVoov provides tagged video content to help travelers select destinations, accommodations and activities.   ... Read More
Interview | Startups
STARTUP STAGE: TRILL turns Instagram content into bookable travel experiences
STARTUP STAGE: TRILL turns Instagram content into bookable travel experiences
By Jill Menze | June 8, 2018
With TRILL, users can turn their Instagram content into bookable experiences. By using the platform, TRILL tastemakers earn cash when people book off their content.... Read More
Interview | Startups
Europe Travel Battleground 2018: Destygo
Europe Travel Battleground 2018: Destygo
By PhocusWire | June 7, 2018
Guillaume Laporte, co-founder and CEO of Destygo, pitches the business at Phocuswright Europe 2018, then takes questions from PhocusWire.... Read More
Interview | Technology
Europe Travel Battleground 2018: Lanes and Planes
Europe Travel Battleground 2018: Lanes and Planes
Veit Blumschein, founder and CEO of Lanes & Planes, pitches the business at Phocuswright Europe 2018, then takes questions from PhocusWire.... Read More
Interview | Online