Startup Stage Pitched
Startup Stage: Pitched wants to be the Airbnb of camping
By Mitra Sorrells | September 26, 2018
Ontario-based Pitched is modeled after Airbnb – allowing Canadian property owners to rent their land to travelers looking for unique, affordable places to set up their tents.   Read More
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Startup Stage FlyGRN
Startup Stage: FlyGRN combines flight booking with automatic carbon offsetting
By Mitra Sorrells | September 21, 2018
FlyGRN uses a portion of the commission it receives for flight bookings to support carbon offsetting projects, such as a solar panel initiative in India that displaces fossil fuels. Travelers receive a... Read More
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Startup Stage: Criton drags and drops app tools into hotels
By Kevin May | September 11, 2018
With 28 full-time employees and expansion to London, Criton is ambitious with its plan to give hotels the tools to create their own mobile applications. Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: Arise's distributed network wants to help hotels bypass intermediaries
STARTUP STAGE: Arise's distributed network wants to help hotels bypass intermediaries
By Jill Menze | September 6, 2018
Winner of the Phocuswright’s 2018 Battleground competition, Arise’s blockchain-based technology is designed to help hotels bypass travel intermediaries to connect directly to distribution partners. Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: xCheck gives airlines tech to better showcase web fares
STARTUP STAGE: xCheck gives airlines tech to better showcase web fares
By Kevin May | August 30, 2018
U.S.-based xCheck is a tool for airlines to manage and optimize their fares when pushing prices to online marketing channels. Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: PopulStay uses blockchain for rental bookings, management and security
By Mitra Sorrells | August 27, 2018
PopulStay is a booking and property management platform for vacation rentals that uses blockchain to create a direct connection between hosts and guests and to lower transaction costs.   Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: SpareFare creates a sharing economy for travel refunds
STARTUP STAGE: SpareFare creates a sharing economy for travel refunds
By Kevin May | August 22, 2018
London-based SpareFare has developed a mechanism and platform so that travelers can get their money back on non-refundable ticket reservations on hotels or airlines. Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: WhyHotel turns luxury apartment buildings into pop-up hotels
STARTUP STAGE: WhyHotel turns luxury apartment buildings into pop-up hotels
By Mitra Sorrells | August 20, 2018
WhyHotel transforms unoccupied apartment units in brand-new luxury buildings into temporary hotel rooms. The pop-up hotels employ 24/7 on-site staff with the intention of giving guests the "like-home"... Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: Vacaryx ticks high-touch and blockchain boxes for rental platform
STARTUP STAGE: Vacaryx ticks high-touch and blockchain boxes for rental platform
By Mitra Sorrells | August 14, 2018
Vacaryx is a vacation rental platform that aims to add transparency to the booking process by facilitating communication between hosts and guests.    Read More
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Startup Stage MüvTravel
STARTUP STAGE: MüvTravel uses AI to customize itineraries for independent travelers
By Mitra Sorrells | August 7, 2018
MüvTravel is an AI-powered platform to help independent travelers customize their entire trip, including transportation, accommodations and activities.     Read More
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Startup Stage TroopTravel
STARTUP STAGE: TroopTravel wants to fix corporate group travel planning
By Mitra Sorrells | July 30, 2018
TroopTravel is a platform to help corporate travel managers add intelligence and efficiency to the process of planning meetings and events that involve attendees from different parts of the world. ... Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: Swayy helps hotels manage influencer campaigns at scale
STARTUP STAGE: Swayy helps hotels manage influencer campaigns at scale
By Jill Menze | July 23, 2018
Swayy is a tool for hotels to find, book and maintain relationships with social media influencers. It matches hotels with pre-vetted, relevant influencers, and Swayy’s closed-loop system allows both... Read More
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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
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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
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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... Read More
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