Interviews

Q&A: Klook on taking risks, collaboration and new trends
News / Online
Q&A: Klook on taking risks, collaboration and new trends
By Mitra Sorrells | September 20, 2021
As Klook marks seven years since its launch, chief commercial officer Wilfred Fan shares the company's COVD recovery strategy and future plans.... Read More
STARTUP STAGE: Your Rocket Fuel helps hotel sales teams generate corporate revenue
Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Your Rocket Fuel helps hotel sales teams generate corporate revenue
By Jill Menze | September 15, 2021
Launched in September 2020, Your Rocket Fuel combines data from public and private sources to predict company hotel and relocation demand.... Read More
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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Aeropaye uses blockchain to automate airline refunds
By Mitra Sorrells | August 31, 2021
 Aeropaye automates the processing of refunds for delayed or cancelled flights, using distributed ledger technology, smart contracts and NDC.  ... Read More
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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Una is an AI-powered digital travel agent
By Mitra Sorrells | August 26, 2021
XOKind is building AI agents that help people plan and make decisions more easily starting with its travel product, Una.... Read More
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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Motourismo helps motorcyclists book trips worldwide
By Linda Fox | August 25, 2021
Motourismo is a search and booking platform for motorcycle trips and helps riders ship their motorcycles where required.... Read More
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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: StayTick is a membership-based hotel booking platform
By Mitra Sorrells | August 23, 2021
For an annual membership fee of €25, StayTick says its members save up to 25% on bookings at more than 500,000 hotels worldwide.... Read More
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News / Technology
Q&A: The potential of decentralized digital ID in travel
By Mitra Sorrells | August 16, 2021
Decentralized digital identity solutions could dramatically change distribution, marketing, cybersecurity and more in the travel industry.... Read More
STARTUP STAGE: NextRetreat streamlines organizing team travel
Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: NextRetreat streamlines organizing team travel
By Jill Menze | August 16, 2021
NextRetreat uses proprietary technology to streamline the process of organizing team travel.... Read More
STARTUP STAGE: Buoy helps vacation rentals maximize revenue through data
Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Buoy helps vacation rentals maximize revenue through data
By Linda Fox | August 10, 2021
Buoy uses an in-house developed buoyancy point algorithm and dashboard enabling vacation rental owners and managers to make data-informed decisions on pricing.... Read More
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News / Online
VIDEO: Time to revamp payments in hospitality
By PhocusWire | August 4, 2021
XanderPay CEO Mike Carlo discusses the problems and inefficiencies plaguing the hospitality industry when it comes to payments and offers suggestions for innovations.... Read More
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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: TravelRank guides travelers to new destinations via AI
By Linda Fox | August 4, 2021
TravelRank's AI analyzes the user's travel history and compares it to data of similar travelers and similar unvisited destinations.... Read More
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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: ModiHost is a hotel management system using AI and blockchain
By Mitra Sorrells | July 22, 2021
ModiHost is a hotel management system that uses artificial intelligence to personalize the guest experience and blockchain and smart contracts to build in transparency and efficiency.  ... Read More
VIDEO: Fornova - Launch pitch at Phocuswright Europe 2021
Interview / Distribution
VIDEO: Fornova - Launch pitch at Phocuswright Europe 2021
By PhocusWire | July 16, 2021
FornovaHL enables hotels to update their profiles and photos on Google My Business, Tripadvisor and Facebook from a secure, centralized, easy-to-use platform.... Read More
VIDEO: Pace Revenue - Summit pitch at Phocuswright Europe 2021
Interview / Startups
VIDEO: Pace Revenue - Summit pitch at Phocuswright Europe 2021
By PhocusWire | July 15, 2021
Pace revenue makes it possible for hoteliers to fall in love with revenue management again through a number of solutions.... Read More
VIDEO: Road.Travel - Launch pitch at Phocuswright Europe 2021
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VIDEO: Road.Travel - Launch pitch at Phocuswright Europe 2021
By PhocusWire | July 14, 2021
Establishing a new industry standard for car travels with curated routes and connecting travel destinations to in-car experiences.... Read More