State of travel startups: Almost $20B raised in funding over ten years
State of travel startups: Almost $20B raised in funding over ten years
By Kevin May | October 15, 2019
Phocuswright's annual State of Startups Report, which has tracked the digital travel startup landscape since 2009, found a 55% increase year-over-year ($5.7 billion) in the amount of money going into... Read More
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VIDEO: Finding the travel opportunity in the Middle East
VIDEO: Finding the travel opportunity in the Middle East
By Jill Menze | July 9, 2019
Speaking at Phocuswright Europe, Ross Veitch of Wego and Stephan Ekbergh of Travelstart discuss their decisions to expand their brands to the Middle East and the gaps they sought to fill. Read More
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VIDEO: Insights and truths in online travel from Asia Pacific
VIDEO: Insights and truths in online travel from Asia Pacific
By PhocusWire | July 8, 2019
Every online travel brand or tech company makes mistakes along the way - they would be foolhardy to suggest otherwise. Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: Setoo wants to create love for travel insurance
STARTUP STAGE: Setoo wants to create love for travel insurance
By Linda Fox | July 5, 2019
The company's vision is to offer a B2B insurance service to online intermediaries so they build relevant products for consumers and earn valuable ancillary revenue. Read More
Interview | Startups
In The Big Chair LIVE - Gloria Guevara of WTTC
In The Big Chair LIVE - Gloria Guevara of WTTC
By Mitra Sorrells | July 5, 2019
The former-Sabre executive and minister of tourism in Mexico has been president and CEO of the WTTC since 2017. Read More
Interview | Online
VIDEO: What Asia Pacific is teaching the travel industry
VIDEO: What Asia Pacific is teaching the travel industry
By Kevin May | July 1, 2019
The recently appointed EVP for online travel agencies and managing director for Asia Pacific at Amadeus is operating in a region that, some argue, is driving much of how the industry is evolving. Read More
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VIDEO: A maturing market for tours and activities
By Kevin May | June 26, 2019
Booking.com's entry into the tours and activities sector and TripAdvisor's likewise move to add a software company into its mix certainly caused a stir in 2018. Read More
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VIDEO: Understanding the differences in the blockchain
VIDEO: Understanding the differences in the blockchain
By Kevin May | June 25, 2019
By now most folk should know that there is a distinct difference between the open model of blockchain and distributed ledger technology. Read More
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VIDEO: Awaze on a vacation rental sector that is growing up
VIDEO: Awaze on a vacation rental sector that is growing up
By Kevin May | June 19, 2019
Henrik Kjellberg explains how the wider vacation rental market is adapting to consumer trends, what Awaze is doing to protect itself from the competition and where the sector needs to evolve Read More
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Every innovator pitch from Phocuswright Europe 2019 - all in one place
Every innovator pitch from Phocuswright Europe 2019 - all in one place
By PhocusWire | June 19, 2019
Phocuswright Europe 2019 brought together a group of eager travel startups and established brands to pitch their businesses or new technology. Read More
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In The Big Chair LIVE - Mat Orrego of Cornerstone
In The Big Chair LIVE - Mat Orrego of Cornerstone
By Kevin May | June 18, 2019
Alongside running CIS since 1992, Orrego is an active supporter of the travel startup world through his work with RunUp Labs and as a regular and vocal judge at pitch competitions. Read More
Interview | Technology
VIDEO: Understanding the biometric future for travel
VIDEO: Understanding the biometric future for travel
By PhocusWire | June 17, 2019
Biometric technology is becoming an accepted part of the journey for travelers in more parts of the world. Read More
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VIDEO: Deep in the minds of the industry's young leaders
VIDEO: Deep in the minds of the industry's young leaders
By PhocusWire | June 13, 2019
The next generation of leaders in the industry have plenty to say about the challenges that they face and the opportunities that they want to grasp. Read More
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In The Big Chair LIVE - Stephan Ekbergh of Travelstart
By Kevin May | June 12, 2019
The group's CEO is a DJ-turned-entrepreneur having founded brands such as MrJet in Sweden and, more recently alongside overseeing Travelstart, investing in other startups. Read More
Interview | Online
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VIDEO: Teenage years still to come for NDC, patience required
By Linda Fox | June 11, 2019
New Distribution Capability (NDC) has broadly been accepted as a positive step in bringing value, and eventually greater efficiency, to the airline distribution chain. But, it’s not an overnight... Read More
News | Distribution