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STARTUP STAGE: Virdee provides contactless access solutions for hotels and rentals
By Mitra Sorrells | October 27, 2020
Founded in April 2020, Virdee’s tech-enabled, touchless systems integrate with existing hardware and software such as door locks, payment platforms and property management systems. Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: aiTravelers wants to remove the search pain from travel
By Linda Fox | October 26, 2020
The company is a subscription-based online travel platform that uses artificial intelligence to match users with the best travel options. Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: Revyoos is the first aggregator for short-term rental reviews
STARTUP STAGE: Revyoos is the first aggregator for short-term rental reviews
By Jill Menze | October 8, 2020
Revyoos automates review collection from multiple channels and platforms including Airbnb, Booking, Vrbo, Tripadvisor and direct bookings. Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: BOUNTE helps hotels manage the lost-and-found process
STARTUP STAGE: BOUNTE helps hotels manage the lost-and-found process
By Jill Menze | October 5, 2020
BOUNTE is a cloud-based smartphone app that uses geolocation and AI image recognition to record, log and track lost items. Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: Sightseek aims to create the gig economy for travel advisors
STARTUP STAGE: Sightseek aims to create the gig economy for travel advisors
By Jill Menze | September 28, 2020
Users create a story of their latest trip with a single tap, then browse a TikTok-style feed or explore a map to find trip inspiration and guidance from experts. Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: Trip Approve wants to streamline business travel management
By Mitra Sorrells | September 16, 2020
Trip Approve is a subscription service for companies to access low rates, understand where they employees are, manage spending and ensure compliance to policies and procedures.  Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: Jurny provides contactless tech solutions for hotels and short-term rentals
By Mitra Sorrells | September 3, 2020
The company launched in June, has raised more than $4.9 million and has 370 units on its platform and more than 2,500 additional units in the pipeline. Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: Travizory creates a contactless experience through mobile and biometrics
By Linda Fox | August 25, 2020
Travizory is a platform that uses biometric and mobile technologies to remove much of the friction of travel by enabling travelers to supply their identity details, and governments to vet them,... Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: Zonder creates a shareable, gamified digital journal of a user’s travels
By Mitra Sorrells | August 21, 2020
Zonder is an app that automatically logs places users visit and things that they do, with a gamification aspect that creates incentives for users to do more exploration.  Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: Koala offers timeshare owners a marketplace to rent their properties
By Linda Fox | August 18, 2020
Brooklyn-based Koala is looking to disrupt the timeshare industry by creating a vacation rental platform for owners and travelers. Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: TourOpp offers both distribution and communication services for tour and activity operators
By Mitra Sorrells | August 12, 2020
The company has two offerings - an online travel agency selling tours and activities and an automated messaging system to assisst tour operators. Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: GettinLocal offers mobile marketing for businesses targeting tourists
STARTUP STAGE: GettinLocal offers mobile marketing for businesses targeting tourists
By Mitra Sorrells | August 3, 2020
GettinLocal is an app to help consumers discover places to stay and eat and things to do in a specific location.  Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: Freddy is changing city tours with augmented reality
STARTUP STAGE: Freddy is changing city tours with augmented reality
By Steven Lerner | March 10, 2020
Freddy is an interactive augmented reality travel map, city guide and game designed for parents and children. Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: GetLost wants to make cheap on-demand travel a reality
By Steven Lerner | March 6, 2020
GetLost connects last-minute travelers with exclusively negotiated cheap deals on empty airline seats.   Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: GoodBooker wants to end homelessness with every hotel booked
By Steven Lerner | March 3, 2020
For every hotel room booked on its platform, GoodBooker gives funding to leading homeless charities that offer shelter for those who need it. Read More
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