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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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STARTUP STAGE: Staze is a last-minute booking app for holiday rentals
By Mitra Sorrells | March 29, 2021
Founded in February 2020, Staze is targeted to spontaneous travelers who want to book stays starting... Read More
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Mint House secures investment for corporate travel rental platform
By Linda Fox | March 26, 2021
Mint House, a rentals for corporate travel concept, previously announced $15 million in funding in May... Read More
News | Startups
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Momenta raises $500M to drive autonomous future
By Linda Fox | March 22, 2021
Momenta is developing technology for autonomous driving for passenger vehicles as well as for... Read More
News | Startups
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GuestReady returns to growth focus with acquisition of The Porto Concierge
By Mitra Sorrells | March 18, 2021
GuestReady has acquired The Porto Concierge, the largest short-term rental management company in... Read More
News | Startups
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Group travel startup Launchtrip raises $3.8M pre-seed round
By Mitra Sorrells | March 18, 2021
The startup will offer its app in beta this summer with 200,000 hotels in seven U.S. cities.... Read More
News | Startups
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Tripscout raises $2.3M to scale its travel planning platform
By Mitra Sorrells | March 17, 2021
The platform provides personalized recommendations to travelers based on content it gathers from... Read More
News | Startups
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My Method... Nurturing tourism startups to boost travel recovery
By Eduardo Sette Câmara - Beta-i | March 16, 2021
Tourism startups are brought together with Tourism Portugal and innovation consultancy Beta-i for a... Read More
News | Startups
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Transreport lands £2.3M in funding for marketing and expansion
By Linda Fox | March 15, 2021
Transreport has developed a passenger assistance service which helps rail operators and staff as... Read More
News | Startups
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Yieldin gets venture funding for global growth
By Linda Fox | March 11, 2021
Yieldin plans to accelerate expansion and is focusing on Latin America following investment from Team... Read More
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Hospitality startup Cosi raises €20M to fuel European expansion
Hospitality startup Cosi raises €20M to fuel European expansion
By Jill Menze | March 9, 2021
Despite the coronavirus pandemic, Germany-based Cosi says its tech-enabled properties outperformed... Read More
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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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