Startups

PhocusWire's in-depth coverage of the startups in the travel, tourism and hospitality industry, featuring news, analysis, interviews, research and more.

From burnout to money problems - why startups fail
News / Startups
From burnout to money problems - why startups fail
By Kevin May | August 17, 2021
The sad reality is that travel startups, even without a global pandemic to contend with, experience... Read More
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News / Startups
Zipp Mobility raises €1.3M for e-scooter expansion
By Linda Fox | August 17, 2021
Ireland-based Zipp Mobility holds licenses to operate e-scooters in several U.K. locations.... Read More
STARTUP STAGE: NextRetreat streamlines organizing team travel
Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: NextRetreat streamlines organizing team travel
By Jill Menze | August 16, 2021
NextRetreat uses proprietary technology to streamline the process of organizing team travel.... Read More
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HumanForest adds £2.3M in funding for London e-bike launch
By Linda Fox | August 12, 2021
HumanForest has raised £4.5M in total and is backed by Cabify founders.... Read More
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Sonder reports strong quarter, ups revenue forecast
By Linda Fox | August 11, 2021
Sonder says it will have more than 18,000 units in its portfolio by the end of 2021.... Read More
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News / Startups
SendSquared raises $1M for guest communications platform
By Linda Fox | August 11, 2021
SendSquared will put the seed funding toward product development and expanding its sales, marketing... Read More
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News / Startups
Airlines continue startup investment despite industry woes
By Linda Fox | August 10, 2021
Corporate appetite for travel startup investment is strong as IAG launches its sixth accelerator and... Read More
STARTUP STAGE: Buoy helps vacation rentals maximize revenue through data
Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Buoy helps vacation rentals maximize revenue through data
By Linda Fox | August 10, 2021
Buoy uses an in-house developed buoyancy point algorithm and dashboard enabling vacation rental owners... Read More
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News / Startups
Accessible travel OTA Wheel the World raises $2M
By Mitra Sorrells | August 10, 2021
Founded in 2018, Wheel the World’s site offers accommodations, things to do and trips in more than 50... Read More
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News / Startups
European car-sharing platform Karshare raises £3M for expansion
By Mitra Sorrells | August 9, 2021
Karshare says its revenue has increased 45% month-to-month across Bristol, Manchester, Coventry and... Read More
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March 26, 2019
REPORT: The reality of modern airline retail - when the sky isn't the limit
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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
A detailed study by RateGain’s data science lab probes into event scenarios to get insights that will... Read More