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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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Bolt lands €20M for mobility tools in emerging economies
By Linda Fox | March 8, 2021
Bolt says it shares a goal with investor IFC to empower women and improve their access to... Read More
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Easol raises $4.5M to prepare for post-COVID activities rebound
Easol raises $4.5M to prepare for post-COVID activities rebound
By Jill Menze | March 4, 2021
Notion Capital led the round into "experience commerce" platform Easol, which supports businesses such... Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: Odyssey Travel App wants to democratize access to luxury travel
STARTUP STAGE: Odyssey Travel App wants to democratize access to luxury travel
By Jill Menze | March 2, 2021
Odyssey Travel App is a premium travel platform that aims to democratize access to luxury hotels, car... Read More
Interview | Startups
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Campsited pegs down €600,000 in funding for business growth
By Linda Fox | March 1, 2021
Dublin-based Campsited hopes to close a further €3 million in the next three months after landing... Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: Local Purse offers live video shopping for travelers
STARTUP STAGE: Local Purse offers live video shopping for travelers
By Jill Menze | February 22, 2021
Local Purse connects travelers with experienced local guides for live video cultural shopping... Read More
Interview | Startups
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Jet-lag app creator Uplift Ventures closes $500K angel round
By Mitra Sorrells | February 19, 2021
Uplift Venture says it will use the money to develop the app and also a new solution for night shift... Read More
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Questo unlocks $1.5M in funding, targets tours in more U.S. cities
By Linda Fox | February 18, 2021
Questo is aiming for 200 cities by the end of 2021, growing from over 100 where it currently has games... Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: Travis is a visual, collaborative platform for trip planning
By Mitra Sorrells | February 18, 2021
Travis is an Australia-based startup launched in January 2020 to help users find and share travel... Read More
Interview | Startups
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FantasticStay attracts €1.3M investment, plans expansion and vacation rental tech development
By Linda Fox | February 16, 2021
Rental technology startup FantasticStay acquired rival Vreasy last year and plans expansion following... Read More
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BusUp accelerates away with $6M in funding
By Linda Fox | February 11, 2021
BusUp is looking to expand in the U.S. and sees growing demand for commuter mobility services from... 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
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