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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.


Transportation startup Bolt closes €150M funding round
Transportation startup Bolt closes €150M funding round
By Mitra Sorrells | December 18, 2020
The Estonia-based startup says it will use the funding to enhance the safety and quality of its... Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: WKND curates local weekend adventure packages
By Mitra Sorrells | December 15, 2020
 WKND is targeting millennials with what it calls a retreats-as-a-service platform that provides... Read More
Interview | Startups
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Car subscription service Finn.auto lands €20m Series A
By Mitra Sorrells | December 8, 2020
The company has a sustainability focus - with a range of electric vehicles and offsets for each... Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: JetCamp wants a slice of the European camping market
By Linda Fox | December 7, 2020
JetCamp has just received early-stage funding from Falkensteiner Ventures to help it accelerate growth... Read More
Interview | Startups
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Space Perspective lands $7M in seed funding
By Linda Fox | December 4, 2020
Space Perspective will use the funding to further its ambition of launching a test flight next year.... Read More
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InPhocus, episode 29 - A year like no other for travel startups
InPhocus, episode 29 - A year like no other for travel startups
By PhocusWire | December 4, 2020
To talk through the results of the annual State Of Startups report, we speak to Phocuswright's Mike... Read More
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State of travel startups: 2020 has left its mark but there is positive news
State of travel startups: 2020 has left its mark but there is positive news
By Kevin May | December 4, 2020
The travel startup landscape has also not escaped the grim effects of layoffs and the huge drops in... Read More
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E-scooter startup Voi raises $160M for European expansion
E-scooter startup Voi raises $160M for European expansion
By Jill Menze | December 3, 2020
The Raine Group led the round, with existing investors VNV Global, Balderton, Creandum, Project A,... Read More
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ConnexPay tops up Series A with $6M, plans expansion in other sectors
By Linda Fox | December 1, 2020
F-Prime Capital and existing investors are part of ConnexPay's latest funding.... Read More
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Reposite lands $2.5M investment for travel industry workspace platform
By Linda Fox | December 1, 2020
The startup was developed during the pandemic to help trade partners manage relationships and... 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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