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STARTUP STAGE: At Ease simplifies short-term rentals for military and federal travelers
By Steven Lerner | January 22, 2020
At Ease Rentals Corporation is a platform that provides short-term lodging for federal employees and military members on official travel. Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: Wayfarer Points changes travel loyalty programs through gamification
STARTUP STAGE: Wayfarer Points changes travel loyalty programs through gamification
By Steven Lerner | January 13, 2020
Wayfarer Points is a portal that connects travelers with non-public deals. Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: Vervotech enables travel businesses to scale rapidly for the digital era
By Steven Lerner | January 3, 2020
Vervotech is a company that offers AI-based next-gen products built for travel businesses. Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: Emadri changes the packing experience for travelers and travel companies
By Steven Lerner | December 31, 2019
Emadri helps travel companies monetize pre-travel shopping and on-trip activities with customized packing recommendations for travelers. Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: Road.Travel integrates the travel industry with connected cars
By Steven Lerner | December 20, 2019
Road.Travel is a planner and marketplace for complex itineraries that allows users to personalize and book self-guided trips. Read More
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nextplan vacation app
STARTUP STAGE: NextPlan wants to make custom vacation planning easy
By Steven Lerner | December 10, 2019
NextPlan is a platform that providers travelers with a personalized and customizable vacation itinerary. Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: CruiseDirector creates new online platform for booking no-fee luxury cruises
By Mitra Sorrells | November 13, 2019
CruiseDirector is an online platform for travelers to book luxury ocean, river, yacht and expedition cruises with no booking fees and a best price guarantee.  Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: CertiStay certifies the safety and security of vacation rentals
By Mitra Sorrells | November 11, 2019
CertiStay, backed by a team that includes industry veteran Terry Jones, provides safety and security inspections and certifications for short-term rental properties.  Read More
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STARTUP STAGE:  Wheel the World wants to make travel more accessible
STARTUP STAGE: Wheel the World wants to make travel more accessible
By Linda Fox | October 24, 2019
As part of its bid to open up travel in more destinations, the company carries out accessibility assessments and scores of travel partners and suppliers. Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: TripAbrood wants to be smart with family trip planning
By Linda Fox | October 14, 2019
TripAbrood is using artificial intelligence to build a virtual assistant to help book family vacations. Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: Flugy crowdsources private flights to exotic destinations
By Mitra Sorrells | October 9, 2019
Flugy charters private planes to destinations voted on by its members (who each pay a $25 membership fee). Those that want to take the trip pay their share of the charter plus an 18% commission. ... Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: Padlifter wants to connect vacation rental service providers
By Mitra Sorrells | September 6, 2019
Padlifter is a marketplace to connect vacation rental hosts with providers of services such as property management, security, marketing, maintenance, laundry, accounting and more.    Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: Sherpa wants to shake up walking tours with AR avatar guides
By Linda Fox | September 4, 2019
Sherpa was founded earlier this year to bring augmented reality avatar guides to walking tours. The Chicago-based company wants to have 100 tours in major cities around the world by the end of 2020. Read More
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Startup Stage: Anyplace wants to make flexible-term housing as easy to book as hotels
Startup Stage: Anyplace wants to make flexible-term housing as easy to book as hotels
By Jill Menze | August 27, 2019
Anyplace is a B2C marketplace where travelers can book fully furnished accommodations on a monthly basis. Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: Clear Chain Travel wants to reimagine distribution through blockchain and AI
STARTUP STAGE: Clear Chain Travel wants to reimagine distribution through blockchain and AI
By Linda Fox | August 22, 2019
Clear Chain Travel is bringing blockchain principles and AI-driven robotic processes to the groups and meetings space to improve transparency, drive efficiency and save costs. Read More
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