STARTUP STAGE: WhyHotel turns luxury apartment buildings into pop-up hotels
STARTUP STAGE: WhyHotel turns luxury apartment buildings into pop-up hotels
By Mitra Sorrells | August 20, 2018
WhyHotel transforms unoccupied apartment units in brand-new luxury buildings into temporary hotel rooms. The pop-up hotels employ 24/7 on-site staff with the intention of giving guests the "like-home"... Read More
Interview | Online
Surveying the travel startup landscape, part 3: The support systems
Surveying the travel startup landscape, part 3: The support systems
By Mitra Sorrells | August 20, 2018
In the last few years, several support programs have launched to help entrepreneurs evaluate, develop and grow their innovative ventures across every aspect of travel and tourism.  Read More
News | Startups
QOTW: Something about using your super powers
QOTW: Something about using your super powers
By PhocusWire | August 17, 2018
Quote from Tao Tao, co-founder and COO of GetYourGuide, in an article on PhocusWire this week. Read More
News | Startups
Roomex 8M funding
Roomex locks in €8M to fuel product development and market expansion
By Mitra Sorrells | August 17, 2018
Dublin-based Roomex has raised €8 million series A funding to develop its hotel booking platform for small and medium businesses and to expand beyond Ireland and the United Kingdom.   Read More
News | Startups
Why mega-rounds of $100M are now commonplace
Why mega-rounds of $100M are now commonplace
By Erin Griffith - New York Times | August 16, 2018
Startups raising $100 million or more from investors — known as a mega-round in Silicon Valley — used to be a rarity. Read More
Notated News | Startups
How an autonomous vehicle startup unicorn took a wrong turn
How an autonomous vehicle startup unicorn took a wrong turn
By Joshua Brustein and Mark Bergen - Bloomberg | August 15, 2018
Quanergy Systems found itself in the center of a sudden frenzy over self-driving cars in 2014. It makes lidar, which bounces lasers off objects to help autonomous cars know what’s nearby. Read More
Notated News | Technology
Wegogo blockchain travel platform
Wegogo aims for fair-share travel platform, alternative to web agency dominance
By Mitra Sorrells | August 14, 2018
In the midst of growth plans, Wegogo is forging ahead with the introduction of blockchain-based tech and the creation of its cryptocurrency known as WeGold. Read More
News | Distribution
Startup bad boys somehow always make a return
Startup bad boys somehow always make a return
By Erin Griffith - Wired | August 13, 2018
Travis Kalanick, Uber's founder and former CEO, wasn’t gone very long - just over a year, in fact. Read More
Notated News | Startups
Surveying the travel startup landscape, part 2: Front line tips from the founders
Surveying the travel startup landscape, part 2: Front line tips from the founders
By Mitra Sorrells | August 13, 2018
For the second piece in our series on startups, we go to the front lines to gather insights from three startup founders.   Read More
News | Startups
Blacklane launches security-bypass services at 500 airports
Blacklane launches security-bypass services at 500 airports
By Mitra Sorrells | August 12, 2018
Private car service Blacklane is expanding its offerings in a new direction with the launch of Blacklane PASS, which stands for Premium Airport Services and Solutions.   Read More
News | Startups
Terry Jones interview startups
Q&A: Terry Jones on the challenges of creating a successful travel startup
By Mitra Sorrells | August 8, 2018
Terry Jones has had a long history in travel, including working as a travel agent, 24 years at American Airlines, launching and serving as CEO of Travelocity, helping to found Kayak and - most recently... Read More
News | Startups
klook-$200m-funding
Klook brings in $200M in funding, eyes expansion in Europe and the U.S.
By Linda Fox | August 7, 2018
Klook has raised $200 million in Series D funding with plans to expand its tours and activities booking platform to Europe and the US. Read More
News | Distribution
Startup Stage MüvTravel
STARTUP STAGE: MüvTravel uses AI to customize itineraries for independent travelers
By Mitra Sorrells | August 7, 2018
MüvTravel is an AI-powered platform to help independent travelers customize their entire trip, including transportation, accommodations and activities.     Read More
Interview | Startups
Startups part 1 investors' perspective
Surveying the travel startup landscape, part 1: The investors’ perspective
By Mitra Sorrells | August 7, 2018
This month we're digging into the topic of startups, aiming to understand the challenges and opportunities from the perspective of various players in the field, beginning with insights from venture... Read More
News | Startups
lufthansa-innovation-hub
The evolution of the Lufthansa Innovation Hub - internal projects, partnerships and investments
By Linda Fox | August 6, 2018
Founded in early 2014 as a standalone subsidiary of the Lufthansa Group, the Innovation Hub has evolved in focus as well as in its internal projects, partnerships and investments. Read More
News | Startups
Chill out: welcome to the startup... decelerator
Chill out: welcome to the startup... decelerator
By Ranjani Ayyar - The Times Of India | August 1, 2018
Exponential growth, tracking metrics daily, chasing funding  and targets, putting in 20-hour workdays… being the founder of a startup is a high-pressure job with no downtime.  Read More
Notated News | Startups