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.


How to scale in high-growth online travel
How to scale in high-growth online travel
By Bob Milne - Vacasa | May 22, 2018
Ten years ago, I would have told you that maintaining operational stability while growing at this rate... Read More
Opinion | Startups
Life House hotel funding $40M
Tech-driven boutique brand Life House launches with $40M and plans to bypass OTAs
By Mitra Sorrells | May 22, 2018
A new hotel brand has secured $40 million in funding to develop its boutique hotel product and... Read More
News | Startups
VIDEO: Investors explain the Asia Pacific travel phenomenon
VIDEO: Investors explain the Asia Pacific travel phenomenon
By PhocusWire | May 21, 2018
There's something refreshing about listening to investors and other financial folk who consider their... Read More
News | Startups
Startup Stage VacationRenter
STARTUP STAGE: VacationRenter aims to solve the industry's inventory fragmentation
By Mitra Sorrells | May 14, 2018
Two ex-Googlers created the vacation rental search engine that consolidates listings from sites... Read More
Interview | Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Tripcents brings idea-save-pay process to trip planning
STARTUP STAGE: Tripcents brings idea-save-pay process to trip planning
By Kevin May | May 11, 2018
Founded in mid-2017, Tripcents has a different take on the trip planning model by tapping into one of... Read More
Interview | Startups
QOTW: Something about customer discovery at travel startups
QOTW: Something about customer discovery at travel startups
By PhocusWire | May 4, 2018
Quote from Richard Holden of Google.... Read More
News | Startups
Phocuswright Europe 2018 Preview: Lin Xu says people have it wrong about investors
Phocuswright Europe 2018 Preview: Lin Xu says people have it wrong about investors
By PhocusWire | May 4, 2018
Here is she discusses the misconceptions people have about the investment community, her love of tours... Read More
Interview | Startups
Startup Stage Chozun
STARTUP STAGE: Chozun offers blockchain system for experiences and loyalty
By Mitra Sorrells | May 3, 2018
Australian entrepreneurs Teresa Truda and Zia Word pivoted the focus of their app to Chinese outbound... Read More
Interview | Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Stay22 targets event accommodation
STARTUP STAGE: Stay22 targets event accommodation
By Kevin May | April 30, 2018
The event services platform has $750,000 in its back pocket after a recent funding round, helping with... Read More
Interview | Startups
Guesty $20M funding
Guesty raises nearly $20M to grow rental property management platform
By Mitra Sorrells | April 25, 2018
Guesty, a cloud-based system to simplify management of vacation rental properties across multiple... 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
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