Startups


Today, early-stage companies receive more support from investors and the industry than ever before.

Yet while the barriers to entry have never been lower, it takes a lot more than access to capital, a unique idea and the right connections to allow a new business to flourish.


PhocusWire Forecast 2018: Our view on Startups
PhocusWire Forecast 2018: Our view on Startups
By PhocusWire | December 18, 2017
The notion that business-to-business travel startups have a far higher chance of succeeding than... Read More
Opinion | Startups
VIDEO: Next generation on what excites them in travel tech
VIDEO: Next generation on what excites them in travel tech
By Kevin May | December 12, 2017
It's usually the people at the top of big companies that get all the attention, both in terms of... Read More
News | Startups
Silicon Valley should not be complacent about China
Silicon Valley should not be complacent about China
By Minh-Ha Nguyen - Fortune | December 11, 2017
Chinese tech companies have become innovation leaders in some key areas in technology, with truly... Read More
Notated News | Startups
Booking.com Sustainable Tourism
Booking.com expands startup plan for sustainable tourism
By Bernadette Giacomazzo | December 8, 2017
Booking.com is to extend its Booking Booster Program into a second year, aimed at funding startups... Read More
News | Startups
VIDEO: Solving a genuine multi-billion dollar problem in travel
VIDEO: Solving a genuine multi-billion dollar problem in travel
By Kevin May | December 6, 2017
There are a number of comments that often float about during travel startup pitch events - many of... Read More
News | Technology
Where angel investors should place their bets in travel
Where angel investors should place their bets in travel
By Chris Hemmeter - Thayer Ventures | December 6, 2017
The retreat of angel and seed stage funding is not just a travel tech phenomena. But that doesn't mean... Read More
News | Startups
Tech rental ecosystem grows: MyVR lands $6.1M
Tech rental ecosystem grows: MyVR lands $6.1M
By Kevin May | December 6, 2017
MyVR is the latest company to capitalize on the emerging sub-network of services around providing... Read More
News | Startups
It sucks to launch a travel startup (but you still should)
It sucks to launch a travel startup (but you still should)
By Jenny Silber - VoyagerHQ | December 4, 2017
Starting a company in the travel industry is hard. 96% of travel companies fail in the first 5 years... Read More
News | Startups
Early-stage VC funding is imploding, and no one will talk about it
Early-stage VC funding is imploding, and no one will talk about it
By Victor Basta - TechCrunch | December 1, 2017
Amid record amounts of capital raised by VCs worldwide, there has been a quiet, barely noticed... Read More
Notated News | Startups
Startups and model shifts - every PundIT Show so far
Startups and model shifts - every PundIT Show so far
By Kevin May | December 1, 2017
We hosted eight of the initial run of PhocusWire PundIT Shows over the course of almost three days at... Read More
News | 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