Startup Stage

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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Dondoo helps travelers navigate sensitive cultural interactions
By Kathryn Walson | December 8, 2022
Dondoo is a a web platform aimed at preventing awkward moments for travelers and promoting local traditions.  Read More
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Interview / Online
STARTUP STAGE: LIFE wants to turn hotel reservations into NFTs
By Jill Menze | November 22, 2022
LIFE is an online booking platform offering hotel reservations and experiences that will be digitized and converted into tradable, collectible NFTs. Read More
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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: HolidayHero wants to help hotels and rentals digitalize the guest experience
By Linda Fox | October 25, 2022
Amsterdam-based HolidayHero provides property rental hosts and hotels with software to save time on guest management, boost revenue and improve the guest experience. Read More
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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Voyagu is a new OTA that provides dedicated advisors
By Mitra Sorrells | October 13, 2022
Founded in 2020, Voyagu is a travel management platform and marketplace that connects travelers with advisors that provide service throughout a trip.   Read More
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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: GauVendi brings dynamic and feature-based inventory management to hotels
By Jill Menze | October 4, 2022
Founded in 2020, GauVendi is a sales and revenue system for hospitality companies that focuses on dynamic and feature-based inventory management. Read More
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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Skipper’s sales platform drives direct bookings for hotels
By Kathryn Walson | September 29, 2022
Skipper aims to give independent hotel owners the sales platform they need to compete with large chains and online travel agencies. Read More
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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Tripshifu connects experienced travelers with those seeking advice
By Kathryn Walson | September 26, 2022
The co-founders realized that people have the best travel experiences when they take recommendations from people in their social circle.  Read More
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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Postcard Travel promotes responsible luxury tourism
By Kathryn Walson | September 19, 2022
Bangalore, India-based Postcard Travel is a global community of storytellers, hoteliers and travel designers who want to make travel a force for good. Read More
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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Pinktada is an NFT-based hotel marketplace
By Mitra Sorrells | September 12, 2022
Pinktada is a blockchain-based marketplace for hotels that turns each combination of "hotel plus room plus night" into an NFT that the owner can use, sell or swap. Read More
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Interview / Online
STARTUP STAGE: RatePunk is a browser extension that finds the cheapest hotel price
By Kathryn Walson | September 6, 2022
Launched in February, RatePunk scans major booking websites’ algorithms and compares hotel prices.  Read More
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Interview / Technology
STARTUP STAGE: Chain4Travel prepares to launch blockchain run by travel industry
By Kathryn Walson | August 26, 2022
Founded by Peakwork CEO Ralf Usbeck, Chain4Travel is the facilitator of the Camino consortium blockchain and has more than 50 supporters from the travel industry. Read More
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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Andes STR buys and manages rental properties for investors
By Mitra Sorrells | August 22, 2022
Andes STR furnishes, markets and manages the properties, including setting rates, handling customer support and coordinating cleaning and maintenance. Read More
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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: WayAway sees demand for cash-back membership program amid high inflation
By Kathryn Walson | August 15, 2022
WayAway is a price-comparison app that offers a paid-membership plan for consumers to get cash back on travel deals. Read More
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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Govy aims to capitalize on demand for weekend getaways
By Kathryn Walson | August 1, 2022
Govy designs each trip package and "pushes" it to consumers through a visual feed similar to a social media platform.  Read More
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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Minoan helps accommodations rethink the product experience for guests
By Jill Menze | July 5, 2022
Minoan partners with boutique hotels and upscale rental properties to transform their guests’ stays into native shopping experiences. Read More