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.


Top reasons why startups end up in the deadpool
Top reasons why startups end up in the deadpool
By Kevin May | February 16, 2018
The travel industry is littered with the remains of startups that came and went quicker than you can... Read More
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Battling external forces: How a startup competes in the tours market
Battling external forces: How a startup competes in the tours market
By Jill Menze | February 14, 2018
The travel industry has yet to see a clear frontrunner emerge in the tours and attractions space. Be... Read More
News | Online
outdoorsy rv marketplace funds
Peer-to-peer RV marketplace Outdoorsy drives away with $25M
By Mitra Sorrells | February 13, 2018
Outdoorsy, a sharing economy startup connecting owners of recreational vehicles with interested... Read More
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Cool Cousin guide app blockchain
Local guide app Cool Cousin pivots to blockchain
By Mitra Sorrells | February 13, 2018
When Nadav Saadia and his co-founders launched “Cool Cousin” in 2016, they were aiming to create a new... Read More
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Matchmaking attractions app weeds out big-box and "locally mainstream" tours
Matchmaking attractions app weeds out big-box and "locally mainstream" tours
By Jill Menze | February 13, 2018
With Kolu, the app’s co-founders are harnessing the power of three to put their spin on the local... Read More
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Travel ledger blockchain billing
Travel tech entrepreneur launches blockchain system for non-airline services
By Mitra Sorrells | February 12, 2018
A new blockchain-based travel billing and settlement platform is in the works.   ... Read More
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Busbud raises 11M for expansion
Bus travel platform Busbud races ahead with $11M investment
By Mitra Sorrells | January 31, 2018
Busbud, a Montreal-based booking platform for intercity bus tickets, is keen on expansion following... Read More
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American Express buys Mezi chatbot
AmEx buys Mezi, embraces "do-it-for-me" model
By Mitra Sorrells | January 30, 2018
American Express has acquired artificial intelligence-powered assistant Mezi, which co-founder and CEO... Read More
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Cabify ride app funding
Ride-sharing app Cabify secures $160M funding
By Mitra Sorrells | January 24, 2018
A new round of funding and new app features are positioning Madrid-based ride-hailing service Cabify... Read More
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Travelport suspends startup accelerator program
Travelport suspends startup accelerator program
By Kevin May | January 24, 2018
Travelport is ending its Accelerator program for travel startups, just short of three years since its... Read More
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February 5, 2018
Artificial Intelligence and Travel Video
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Machine Learning - The future of fighting fraud in the travel industry
January 22, 2018
Machine Learning - The future of fighting fraud in the travel industry
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The Power of Email Marketing in Hospitality
January 8, 2018
The Power of Email Marketing in Hospitality
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