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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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Kyte drives off with $9M in seed funding
By Linda Fox | January 7, 2021
Kyte recently expanded its car-rental at your doorstep service to Washington and will accelerate... Read More
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Welcome to the Hot 25 Startups for 2021
Welcome to the Hot 25 Startups for 2021
By PhocusWire | January 7, 2021
Our Hot 25 this year is a collection of companies that have survived the onset of the global pandemic... Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: The Tarzan Way wants to celebrate the uniqueness of every traveler
STARTUP STAGE: The Tarzan Way wants to celebrate the uniqueness of every traveler
By Jill Menze | January 6, 2021
The India-based startup wants to revamp the traveler experience by making it more streamlined and... Read More
Interview | Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Touriosity wants to help tour operators increase direct bookings
STARTUP STAGE: Touriosity wants to help tour operators increase direct bookings
By Jill Menze | January 4, 2021
The nonprofit OTA Touriosity aims to help tour and activity providers increase direct bookings... Read More
Interview | Startups
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HumanForest crowdfunds £1.3M for e-bike push
By Linda Fox | December 30, 2020
HumanForest is launching its e-bike service in London in Spring 2021, with additional cities around... Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: SmartNomad wants to make trip planning a one-click experience
By Linda Fox | December 29, 2020
The New York-based company initially wants to offer the service to online travel agencies and... Read More
Interview | Startups
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STARTUP STAGE: Port provides remote guides for events and tours
By Mitra Sorrells | December 24, 2020
Port enables users to visit destinations or attend business events or trade shows through live video... Read More
Interview | Startups
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Hopin acquires Topi to drive hybrid events
By Linda Fox | December 23, 2020
Topi's co-founders are joining Hopin to head up the development of hybrid and mobile products.... Read More
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Navisteps raises $1M to develop its corporate travel technology
By Linda Fox | December 23, 2020
Singapore-based Navisteps will use its $1M in funding for market expansion in Asia.... Read More
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Hot and not in travel startup funding during pandemic-stricken 2020
Hot and not in travel startup funding during pandemic-stricken 2020
By Linda Fox | December 18, 2020
Investments in travel startups slowed in 2020 but ground transportation and private accommodation... Read More
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March 26, 2019
REPORT: The reality of modern airline retail - when the sky isn't the limit
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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
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