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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China, part 3: The state of the travel startup ecosystem
By Mitra Sorrells | February 19, 2019
William Bao Bean of SOSV, Lio Chen of Plug & Play and Margaret Feng of Ctrip's Oasis Lab talk to us... Read More
News | Startups
Startup Stage Refundit
STARTUP STAGE: Refundit automates VAT refund for travelers, retailers and governments
By Mitra Sorrells | February 15, 2019
Refundit automates the VAT, or value-added tax, refund process for tourists visiting the European... Read More
Interview | Startups
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Virtuo revs up with €20M in funding for expansion of car-rental app across Europe
By Linda Fox | February 13, 2019
Mobile app-based car-rental startup Virtuo adds €20 million in funding. Balderton Capital and others... Read More
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2nd Address raises $10M for long-term rental platform for business travelers
By Mitra Sorrells | February 6, 2019
2nd Address, an Airbnb-style platform for business travelers, has raised $10 million to expand.... Read More
News | Startups
Festicket adds $4.6M to expand festival travel packages platform
Festicket adds $4.6M to expand festival travel packages platform
By Linda Fox | February 5, 2019
Festicket adds a further $4.6 million in funding, hot on the heels of its recent $10.5 million Series... Read More
News | Startups
Startup Stage Finalrentals
STARTUP STAGE: Finalrentals digitizes vehicle price comparison and booking in UAE
By Mitra Sorrells | February 5, 2019
Dubai-based Finalrentals is digitizing price comparison and booking for short- and long-term car... Read More
Interview | Startups
Bag-storage service LuggageHero bags $1.45M to expand in U.S. and Europe
Bag-storage service LuggageHero bags $1.45M to expand in U.S. and Europe
By Jill Menze | February 4, 2019
LuggageHero - named one of PhocusWire’s Hot 25 Startups for 2019 - has raised $1.45 million to expand... Read More
News | Startups
Zeelo accelerates development of on-demand coach service with £4.25M funding
Zeelo accelerates development of on-demand coach service with £4.25M funding
By Linda Fox | February 1, 2019
On-demand coach platform Zeelo drives off with funding of £4.25 million from ETF Partners.... Read More
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OYO sees rapid growth Indonesia, commits $50M to expansion in the Philippines
By Linda Fox | January 31, 2019
OYO continues its rapid expansion with a ramp up in Indonesia and launch in the Philippines.... Read More
News | Distribution
Startup Stage Strabe
STARTUP STAGE: Strabe wants to streamline business travel
By Mitra Sorrells | January 30, 2019
Founded in 2017, Strabe is intended to help corporate agents streamline the booking and travel process... Read More
Interview | Startups
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Solutions for your mobile payment journey
With the massive shift of people using mobile phones, travel companies should look to offer a seamless... Read More
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February 19, 2019
The false promise of hospitality technology integration
The industry should do more to give hoteliers a seamless end-to-end experience for them to... Read More
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Building blocks of the group experience - considering needs of planners, groups and guests
The changing face of “groups” is an interesting case study in how hotels must be on top of industry... Read More