Startups


Today, early-stage companies receive more support from investors and the industry than ever before.

Yet while the barriers to entry have never been lower, it takes a lot more than access to capital, a unique idea and the right connections to allow a new business to flourish.


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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... Read More
Interview | Startups
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Established travel brands see crowdfunding as mechanism to boost loyalty
By Linda Fox | September 20, 2018
Mr & Mrs Smith and Much Better Adventures discuss why they decided to go down the crowdfunding route.... Read More
News | Startups
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Make It Social hones group check-out experience, sees growth in travel and ticketing
By Linda Fox | September 19, 2018
Make It Social has gone back to basics and revamped its social check-out technology... Read More
News | Online
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TripCreator lands $8M in funding, plans New York move
By Linda Fox | September 14, 2018
TripCreator, a trip planning service, has raised $8 million in funding from venture capitalists and... Read More
News | Startups
In the green room at Phocuswright with... Eric Gnock Fah
In the green room at Phocuswright with... Eric Gnock Fah
By Phocuswire | September 14, 2018
Led by Eric Gnock Fah and a fellow colleague from the investment banking sector, Klook entered the... Read More
Interview | Startups
Is the travel industry ready for a new wave of disruption?
Is the travel industry ready for a new wave of disruption?
By PhocusWire | September 13, 2018
"Disruption" has become an ever-present word in the popular vernacular when talking about changes in... Read More
News | Startups
Beekeeper 13M funding
Beekeeper picks up $13M to grow hotel employee communication platform
By Mitra Sorrells | September 13, 2018
Beekeper, a platform that provides real-time, two-way communication among all employees in a hotel has... Read More
News | Startups
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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... Read More
Interview | Startups
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... Read More
Interview | Startups
QOTW: Something about fading attraction
QOTW: Something about fading attraction
By PhocusWire | August 31, 2018
Quote from Carolyn Jameson, chief legal officer at Skyscanner, in an article on PhocusWire this week.... Read More
News | Startups
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Are mainstream tour and activity operators welcome on Airbnb?
Airbnb shook the travel world when it launched Experiences in the fall of 2016.... Read More
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September 4, 2018
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The list of online travel resellers in tours, activities and attractions is long and constantly... Read More
Technology and travel are driving forward together
July 31, 2018
Technology and travel are driving forward together
There is a compelling argument that the travel industry invented ecommerce.... Read More