Startups

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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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Una is an AI-powered digital travel agent
By Mitra Sorrells | August 26, 2021
XOKind is building AI agents that help people plan and make decisions more easily starting with its... Read More
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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Motourismo helps motorcyclists book trips worldwide
By Linda Fox | August 25, 2021
Motourismo is a search and booking platform for motorcycle trips and helps riders ship their... Read More
Huawei invests $100M in startups, makes first travel move in Middle East
News / Startups
Huawei invests $100M in startups, makes first travel move in Middle East
By Yeoh Siew Hoon - WebInTravel | August 25, 2021
Wego is the first travel player to sign a partnership with Huawei’s Petal Search to integrate the... Read More
RoomPriceGenie conjures up $2.2M for international push
News / Startups
RoomPriceGenie conjures up $2.2M for international push
By Linda Fox | August 24, 2021
RoomPriceGenie claims it has tripled it revenues in the past 12 months.... Read More
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News / Startups
African shared mobility startup Plentywaka gets $1.2M seed round
By Mitra Sorrells | August 23, 2021
 Along with the seed round, Plentywaka has acquired Ghana-based mobility startup Stabus.... Read More
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News / Startups
Travel startup investment to hit $44B in 2021
By Linda Fox | August 23, 2021
The number of travel and mobility startups grew 5% in 2021, according to Lufthansa Innovation Hub.... Read More
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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: StayTick is a membership-based hotel booking platform
By Mitra Sorrells | August 23, 2021
For an annual membership fee of €25, StayTick says its members save up to 25% on bookings at more... Read More
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News / Startups
Swvl acquires Shotl, expands shared transport service
By Linda Fox | August 20, 2021
Shared mobility and mass transit provider Swvl has grown its presence to 16 countries through the... Read More
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News / Startups
Camping startup HolidayFox closes £1.17M pre-seed round
By Mitra Sorrells | August 18, 2021
HolidayFox enables travelers to search and book campsites in the United Kingdom and Europe.... Read More
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News / Startups
Rental cleaning services startup TurnoverBnB raises $4.5M
By Mitra Sorrells | August 17, 2021
TurnoverBnB provides a marketplace that gives rental operators access to cleaners around the... 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