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.


STARTUP STAGE: Balance Holidays curates bespoke retreats for eco-conscious travelers
STARTUP STAGE: Balance Holidays curates bespoke retreats for eco-conscious travelers
By Jill Menze | January 27, 2020
Balance Holidays specializes in bespoke wellbeing retreats in natural locations. ... Read More
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Software-driven hotel brand Life House raises $30M, led by Thayer Ventures
By Mitra Sorrells | January 24, 2020
The Series B round will be used to grow Life House's boutique hotels business and management services.... Read More
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Comtravo gets Microsoft venture fund on board with €9M round
Comtravo gets Microsoft venture fund on board with €9M round
By Linda Fox | January 14, 2020
The investment comes from Microsoft’s venture fund M12 and Joop Drechsel, former CEO of BCD... Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: Wayfarer Points changes travel loyalty programs through gamification
STARTUP STAGE: Wayfarer Points changes travel loyalty programs through gamification
By Steven Lerner | January 13, 2020
Wayfarer Points is a portal that connects travelers with non-public deals.... Read More
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VIDEO: A reality check on investments and startups in travel
VIDEO: A reality check on investments and startups in travel
By Kevin May | January 10, 2020
In a wide-ranging and no-holds-barred interview conducted during The Phocuswright Conference 2019,... Read More
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FCM Travel Solutions invests in business travel startup Shep
FCM Travel Solutions invests in business travel startup Shep
By Jill Menze | January 7, 2020
Shep, one of PhocusWire's Hot 25 Startups for 2019, will lend its browser extension technology to FCM... Read More
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Hospitality startup The Guild bags $25M to fuel market expansion
By Steven Lerner | January 6, 2020
The Guild wants to expand its alternative accommodation operations into new cities and develop... Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: Vervotech enables travel businesses to scale rapidly for the digital era
By Steven Lerner | January 3, 2020
Vervotech is a company that offers AI-based next-gen products built for travel businesses.... Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: Emadri changes the packing experience for travelers and travel companies
By Steven Lerner | December 31, 2019
Emadri helps travel companies monetize pre-travel shopping and on-trip activities with customized... Read More
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VIDEO: Trip Ninja - Summit interview Phocuswright Conference 2019
VIDEO: Trip Ninja - Summit interview Phocuswright Conference 2019
By PhocusWire | December 30, 2019
Trip Ninja is a provider in multi-city flight technology, working with online travel agencies to... Read More
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REPORT: The reality of modern airline retail - when the sky isn't the limit
March 26, 2019
REPORT: The reality of modern airline retail - when the sky isn't the limit
In this white paper, carried out in partnership with PROS, we look at the various stages of airlines... Read More
Ditching direct: It may be time to reconsider your GDS and OTA connections
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
Understanding how events affect demand and pricing for the car rental business
March 1, 2019
Understanding how events affect demand and pricing for the car rental business
A detailed study by RateGain’s data science lab probes into event scenarios to get insights that will... Read More