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PhocusWire's in-depth coverage of the startups in the travel, tourism and hospitality industry, featuring news, analysis, interviews, research and more.

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News / Startups
UnTours Foundation plans $10M investment for better tourism future
By Linda Fox | February 2, 2023
The foundation's partners include Expedia Group, TUI Care Foundation, Adventure Travel Trade... Read More
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Expedia Group kicks off startup accelerator focused on underserved travelers
By Linda Fox | January 31, 2023
Startups selected for the accelerator, announced in September 2022, will spend the next five months... Read More
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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Connect-EZ provides in-app calling for travelers
By Kathryn Walson | January 27, 2023
Founded in 2020, the London-based company aims to make it easier for travelers to communicate with... Read More
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French multimodal travel company Tictactrip raises €2M
By Mitra Sorrells | January 27, 2023
Tictactrip enables users to combine and book bus, train and carpooling options from more than 200... Read More
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Hotel tech innovators present solutions for cleaning rooms, digital tipping
By Christina Jelski - Travel Weekly | January 26, 2023
During the ALIS Tech Challenge at the Americas Lodging Investment Summit, several companies pitched... Read More
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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: SquadTrip’s all-in-one platform streamlines trip planning
By Kathryn Walson | January 25, 2023
SquadTrip provides an SaaS trip booking and marketing platform for group travel organizers and... Read More
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Isprava raises $19.5M for luxury home development and rentals
By Linda Fox | January 25, 2023
The investment in the Mumbai-based company was led by Symphony International Holdings.... Read More
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Grazzy lands $4.25M for hospitality payment and tipping platform
By Linda Fox | January 24, 2023
The investment from Next Coast Ventures and Tuesday Capital brings the company’s total seed round to... Read More
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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Trustd.ai helps rentals filter out bad behaving guests
By Mitra Sorrells | January 23, 2023
The company uses AI to collect and analyze a mix of static and dynamic trust attributes related... Read More
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South Korean hospitality tech startup raises $10M
By Derek Catron | January 20, 2023
Onda provides an integrated sales platform and property management system for hotels and vacation... Read More
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March 4, 2019
Ditching direct: It may be time to reconsider your GDS and OTA connections
The cost and effort of maintaining a direct connect to the GDS may have been more than hotels had... Read More