Startup Stage TransferTravel generic
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
Interview | Startups
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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STARTUP STAGE: Safr wants to make ride-sharing safe for women
By Jill Menze | July 3, 2018
Accusations of assault and discrimination have trailed leading ride-share companies for some time now, and women-focused startup Safr is aiming to change the experience for riders and drivers alike. Read More
Interview | Technology
STARTUP STAGE: Instaroom brings communication to direct hotel bookings
STARTUP STAGE: Instaroom brings communication to direct hotel bookings
By Kevin May | June 27, 2018
Instaroom has built what it calls a "concierge platform" so that hotels can communicate directly with potential guests on their websites. Read More
Interview | Technology
Startup Stage ViaHero
STARTUP STAGE: ViaHero pairs travelers with local experts who plan their trips
By Mitra Sorrells | June 25, 2018
ViaHero is a trip planning service that connects travelers with locals to plan personalized trip itineraries.   Read More
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Startup Stage SeeVoov
STARTUP STAGE: SeeVoov drives travel bookings through tagged videos
By Mitra Sorrells | June 12, 2018
 SeeVoov provides tagged video content to help travelers select destinations, accommodations and activities.    Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: TRILL turns Instagram content into bookable travel experiences
STARTUP STAGE: TRILL turns Instagram content into bookable travel experiences
By Jill Menze | June 8, 2018
With TRILL, users can turn their Instagram content into bookable experiences. By using the platform, TRILL tastemakers earn cash when people book off their content. Read More
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Startup Stage Vivere Travel
STARTUP STAGE: Vivere uses AI to curate inspirational content
By Mitra Sorrells | May 30, 2018
 Working with IBM Watson technology, Vivere uses artificial intelligence to easily organize and tag text and visual content about destinations around the world.   Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: DeepBlu aims to be the Airbnb of diving
STARTUP STAGE: DeepBlu aims to be the Airbnb of diving
By Kevin May | May 22, 2018
The company is not just another activity content site, but has a marketplace and other tools to give dive schools, shops and kit suppliers a way to reach customers. Read More
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Startup Stage VacationRenter
STARTUP STAGE: VacationRenter aims to solve the industry's inventory fragmentation
By Mitra Sorrells | May 14, 2018
Two ex-Googlers created the vacation rental search engine that consolidates listings from sites such as Booking.com, VRBO, HomeAway and more.  Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: Tripcents brings idea-save-pay process to trip planning
STARTUP STAGE: Tripcents brings idea-save-pay process to trip planning
By Kevin May | May 11, 2018
Founded in mid-2017, Tripcents has a different take on the trip planning model by tapping into one of the most important parts of traveling: paying for the trip. Read More
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QOTW: Something about customer discovery at travel startups
QOTW: Something about customer discovery at travel startups
By PhocusWire | May 4, 2018
Quote from Richard Holden of Google. Read More
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Startup Stage Chozun
STARTUP STAGE: Chozun offers blockchain system for experiences and loyalty
By Mitra Sorrells | May 3, 2018
Australian entrepreneurs Teresa Truda and Zia Word pivoted the focus of their app to Chinese outbound millennial travelers after they were accepted into Chinaccelerator, a Shanghai-based startup... Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: Stay22 targets event accommodation
STARTUP STAGE: Stay22 targets event accommodation
By Kevin May | April 30, 2018
The event services platform has $750,000 in its back pocket after a recent funding round, helping with its mission to help organizers provide accommodation to attendees. Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: Tripfuser takes on planning and tours
STARTUP STAGE: Tripfuser takes on planning and tours
By Kevin May | April 24, 2018
The company is live in seven countries, has 38 employees and includes a number of core elements including a marketplace, chat tools and a trip building platform. Read More
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Six trends for travel startups to consider
Six trends for travel startups to consider
By Kevin May | April 16, 2018
Fifteen startups have joined the popular Welcome City Lab, part of the Paris & Co network of services to support new businesses in France. Read More
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PhocusWire launches Startup Stage for new travel businesses
By Kevin May | March 23, 2018
We are going to celebrate entering our sixth month at PhocusWire with the launch of Startup Stage. Read More
News | Startups