STARTUP STAGE: Pebblar helps travelers create itineraries with DIY collaborative tool
STARTUP STAGE: Pebblar helps travelers create itineraries with DIY collaborative tool
By Jill Menze | November 29, 2018
Pebblar offers travelers a visual workspace to map and create itineraries. Think the functions of Microsoft Word and Excel, plus Google Maps, all in one collaborative, cloud-based software. Read More
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Startup Stage Bacarai
STARTUP STAGE: Bacarai wants to automate online sales of group air travel
By Mitra Sorrells | November 27, 2018
Bacarai is creating a marketplace to bring group airfare online and add efficiencies – and upsell opportunities for airlines – to the process. The system functions through artificial... Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: Domio is targeting group travel with tech-forward apartment-hotels
STARTUP STAGE: Domio is targeting group travel with tech-forward apartment-hotels
By Jill Menze | November 19, 2018
Domio targets group travelers with spacious, tech-forward homes in urban markets. In addition to its Domio-operated and designed properties, the company is planning to launch 25 apartment-hotels in the... Read More
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Startup Stage Alpacr
STARTUP STAGE: Alpacr aims to create a social platform for avid travelers
By Mitra Sorrells | November 8, 2018
Founded in January 2017, Alpacr wants to serve as a digital diary for travelers, allowing them to consolidate insights and photos from their trips in one app and easily share them with others.   Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: BedLinker plots distribution for hotels and marketplace for travel agents
STARTUP STAGE: BedLinker plots distribution for hotels and marketplace for travel agents
By Linda Fox | November 2, 2018
Founded in December 2017, there are two parts to the startup: BedLinker, a B2B marketplace for travel agents, and BedAllocator, a distribution management system for leisure hotels. The company wants to... Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: Mapify's social travel platform lets users discover and plan trips
STARTUP STAGE: Mapify's social travel platform lets users discover and plan trips
By Linda Fox | October 25, 2018
Founded about 18 months ago, Mapify is a mobile-first platform that aims to improve the trip planning experience. The startup has raised $1.3 million to date and counts Airbnb among its partners. Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: KeyoCoin helps independent travel companies through universal rewards program
By Linda Fox | October 10, 2018
KeyoCoin is a blockchain-based travel rewards cryptocurrecy and platform that aims to get independent travel businesses in front of consumers, as well as provide them with a rewards program.  Read More
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Startup Stage Plum Guide
STARTUP STAGE: The Plum Guide wants to be the Michelin Guide for vacation rentals
By Mitra Sorrells | October 3, 2018
Founded in 2016, the Plum Guide is a curated collection of vacation rentals that meet its rigorous “Perfect Stay Test” that evaluates properties based on more than 150 criteria – everything from smell... Read More
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Startup Stage Pitched
Startup Stage: Pitched wants to be the Airbnb of camping
By Mitra Sorrells | October 1, 2018
Ontario-based Pitched is modeled after Airbnb – allowing Canadian property owners to rent their land to travelers looking for unique, affordable places to set up their tents.   Read More
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Startup Stage FlyGRN
Startup Stage: FlyGRN combines flight booking with automatic carbon offsetting
By Mitra Sorrells | September 21, 2018
FlyGRN uses a portion of the commission it receives for flight bookings to support carbon offsetting projects, such as a solar panel initiative in India that displaces fossil fuels. Travelers receive a... Read More
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Startup Stage: Criton drags and drops app tools into hotels
By Kevin May | September 11, 2018
With 28 full-time employees and expansion to London, Criton is ambitious with its plan to give hotels the tools to create their own mobile applications. Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: Arise's distributed network wants to help hotels bypass intermediaries
STARTUP STAGE: Arise's distributed network wants to help hotels bypass intermediaries
By Jill Menze | September 6, 2018
Winner of the Phocuswright’s 2018 Battleground competition, Arise’s blockchain-based technology is designed to help hotels bypass travel intermediaries to connect directly to distribution partners. Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: xCheck gives airlines tech to better showcase web fares
STARTUP STAGE: xCheck gives airlines tech to better showcase web fares
By Kevin May | August 30, 2018
U.S.-based xCheck is a tool for airlines to manage and optimize their fares when pushing prices to online marketing channels. Read More
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Startup Stage PopulStay 2
STARTUP STAGE: PopulStay uses blockchain for rental bookings, management and security
By Mitra Sorrells | August 27, 2018
PopulStay is a booking and property management platform for vacation rentals that uses blockchain to create a direct connection between hosts and guests and to lower transaction costs.   Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: SpareFare creates a sharing economy for travel refunds
STARTUP STAGE: SpareFare creates a sharing economy for travel refunds
By Kevin May | August 22, 2018
London-based SpareFare has developed a mechanism and platform so that travelers can get their money back on non-refundable ticket reservations on hotels or airlines. Read More
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