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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.


VIDEO: Tripkicks - Summit pitch at Phocuswright Conference 2020
VIDEO: Tripkicks - Summit pitch at Phocuswright Conference 2020
By PhocusWire | December 1, 2020
Tripkicks integrates with corporate online booking tools, so travelers can see real-time insights and... Read More
Interview | Startups
VIDEO: Kyte - Summit pitch at Phocuswright Conference 2020
VIDEO: Kyte - Summit pitch at Phocuswright Conference 2020
By PhocusWire | November 30, 2020
Kyte is an airline retail platform empowering airlines and travel agencies to maximise their customer... Read More
Interview | Startups
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STARTUP STAGE: FareUpThere rewards travelers for airline reviews
By Linda Fox | November 30, 2020
The U.S. company collects flight reviews and enables travelers to earn points for giving their... Read More
Interview | Startups
VIDEO: Smooss - Summit pitch at Phocuswright Conference 2020
VIDEO: Smooss - Summit pitch at Phocuswright Conference 2020
By PhocusWire | November 26, 2020
Smooss helps travel companies increase revenue and improve customer experience with its solutions... Read More
Interview | Startups
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HiJiffy lands €1M in seed funding, plans growth of guest communication tech in core markets
By Linda Fox | November 26, 2020
    The investment is led by Portugal Ventures and the company plans to use the funds to... Read More
News | Startups
VIDEO: BeRightBack - Summit pitch at Phocuswright Conference 2020
VIDEO: BeRightBack - Summit pitch at Phocuswright Conference 2020
By PhocusWire | November 25, 2020
Billed as the Netflix of travel, BeRightBack is the world's first travel subscription service that... Read More
Interview | Startups
VIDEO: Jason Calacanis on travel, pandemics and investing
VIDEO: Jason Calacanis on travel, pandemics and investing
By Kevin May | November 24, 2020
Outspoken, controversial, driven and, ultimately, extremely successful - Jason Calacanis has been a... Read More
News | Startups
VIDEO: Volara - Summit pitch at Phocuswright Conference 2020
VIDEO: Volara - Summit pitch at Phocuswright Conference 2020
By PhocusWire | November 24, 2020
The travel and hospitality communications platform for the post-pandemic era.... Read More
Interview | Startups
VIDEO: Air Doctor - Summit pitch at Phocuswright Conference 2020
VIDEO: Air Doctor - Summit pitch at Phocuswright Conference 2020
By PhocusWire | November 23, 2020
Air Doctor is a digital platform that provides a global medical network of physicians and makes it... Read More
Interview | Startups
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STARTUP STAGE: Colibra pays for flight delays and cancellations
By Mitra Sorrells | November 18, 2020
Colibra processes claims under Europe's flight compensation rule, which covers all flights within and... Read More
Interview | 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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