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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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STARTUP STAGE: Wapanda wants to give control back to riders and NYC taxis
STARTUP STAGE: Wapanda wants to give control back to riders and NYC taxis
By Jill Menze | August 20, 2019
The Wapanda app connects consumers with ride-share companies as well as New York City taxis and lets them negotiate on fares. Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: Exosonic wants to cut flight times in half with supersonic airliners
STARTUP STAGE: Exosonic wants to cut flight times in half with supersonic airliners
By Jill Menze | August 14, 2019
Exosonic - winner of Phocuswright's Battleground competition - sells quiet supersonic airliners to the commercial aviation industry. Read More
Interview | Technology
Startup Stage Saba Hospitality main
STARTUP STAGE: Saba Hospitality builds tools to maximize guest and hotel staff engagement
By Mitra Sorrells | August 12, 2019
 Saba Hospitality is building solutions for the hospitality industry using artificial intelligence and scalable chatbot technology.    Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: GreatGuides wants adventure travel guides to control their own destiny
STARTUP STAGE: GreatGuides wants adventure travel guides to control their own destiny
By Jill Menze | August 6, 2019
GreatGuides is a marketplace to connect adventure travelers with adventure guides. Guides create and control their itineraries and pricing and keep up to 90% of trip fees. Read More
Interview | Online
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STARTUP STAGE: Taptrip builds an efficient business travel booking platform for unmanaged trips
By Linda Fox | August 2, 2019
U.K.-based Taptrip was founded just over a year ago and has seven employees. It has signed a string of partnerships in recent months, including WeWork and Kiwi.com. Read More
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trustabit startup stage
STARTUP STAGE: TrustaBit uses blockchain to reimburse travelers for flight disruptions
By Jill Menze | July 29, 2019
TrustaBit is a blockchain-based flight disruption management solution that automatically issues vouchers, miles or money to passengers experiencing flight delays. Read More
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Startup Stage Eddy Travels
STARTUP STAGE: Eddy Travels provides personalized trip planning in messaging apps
By Mitra Sorrells | July 23, 2019
Eddy Travels is an AI-powered travel assistant that functions inside messaging platforms such as Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Slack, Viber and Line.   Read More
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Startup Stage Tryps Tech
STARTUP STAGE: Tryps.Tech is digitizing tour and activity distribution for the Middle East
By Mitra Sorrells | July 12, 2019
Tryps.Tech is an online distributor of more than 14,000 tours, activities, attraction tickets, airport lounge access, events and transfers in 130 countries, focused on serving Middle East travelers. Its... Read More
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startup stage spoton
STARTUP STAGE: SpotOn wants to make ride-hailing easy for pet owners
By Jill Menze | July 9, 2019
SpotOn is a pet-friendly ride-hailing service that matches animal owners with drivers to take the guesswork out of traveling with a pet. Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: Setoo wants to create love for travel insurance
STARTUP STAGE: Setoo wants to create love for travel insurance
By Linda Fox | July 5, 2019
The company's vision is to offer a B2B insurance service to online intermediaries so they build relevant products for consumers and earn valuable ancillary revenue. Read More
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welcome app startup stage
STARTUP STAGE: Welcome uses AI to make trip planning more spontaneous and personalized
By Jill Menze | June 12, 2019
Welcome uses artificial intelligence to help travelers plan in real time based on their preferences, tips from friends and location data. Read More
Interview | Technology