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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.


InPhocus, episode 24 - What a first 12 months for this travel startup
InPhocus, episode 24 - What a first 12 months for this travel startup
By PhocusWire | October 2, 2020
We talk to TripDoodler's CEO about the last 12 months as a travel startup founder, her thoughts on... Read More
News | Startups
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Investors ponder the travel startup landscape and being contrarian backers
By Linda Fox | September 29, 2020
Investments in travel companies currently are nowhere near the scale of 2019 - for obvious reasons.... Read More
News | Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Sightseek aims to create the gig economy for travel advisors
STARTUP STAGE: Sightseek aims to create the gig economy for travel advisors
By Jill Menze | September 28, 2020
Users create a story of their latest trip with a single tap, then browse a TikTok-style feed or... Read More
Interview | Startups
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STARTUP STAGE: Trip Approve wants to streamline business travel management
By Mitra Sorrells | September 16, 2020
Trip Approve is a subscription service for companies to access low rates, understand where they... Read More
Interview | Startups
Sounding Off: For travel startups to survive, they must reduce spend
Sounding Off: For travel startups to survive, they must reduce spend
By PhocusWire | September 11, 2020
Re-examining business models and running skeleton organizations - alongside expectations of ongoing... Read More
Interview | Startups
15 vital points for travel startups to consider in their mid-pandemic strategy
15 vital points for travel startups to consider in their mid-pandemic strategy
By Kevin May | September 8, 2020
Insert a near-shutdown of the industry due to COVID-19 this year and you can multiply the existing... Read More
News | Startups
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STARTUP STAGE: Jurny provides contactless tech solutions for hotels and short-term rentals
By Mitra Sorrells | September 3, 2020
The company launched in June, has raised more than $4.9 million and has 370 units on its platform and... Read More
Interview | Startups
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STARTUP STAGE: Travizory creates a contactless experience through mobile and biometrics
By Linda Fox | August 25, 2020
Travizory is a platform that uses biometric and mobile technologies to remove much of the... Read More
Interview | Startups
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STARTUP STAGE: Zonder creates a shareable, gamified digital journal of a user’s travels
By Mitra Sorrells | August 21, 2020
Zonder is an app that automatically logs places users visit and things that they do, with a... Read More
Interview | Startups
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Phocuswright Europe 2020 preview: Out of Office with... Sean Seton-Rogers
By PhocusWire | August 20, 2020
In a series of interviews with executives participating in the online event in September, PhocusWire... Read More
Interview | Startups
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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
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