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.


Startup Stage Guide121
STARTUP STAGE: Guide121 wants to bring a "playlist" mentality to travel
By Mitra Sorrells | May 30, 2019
Guide121 provides users what it calls a “playlist,” which is a suggested sequence of destinations,... Read More
Interview | Startups
VIDEO: NannyBag - Battleground pitch runner-up at Phocuswright Europe 2019
VIDEO: NannyBag - Battleground pitch runner-up at Phocuswright Europe 2019
By PhocusWire | May 30, 2019
Changing the way people travel with a luggage solution for every destination. ... Read More
Interview | Startups
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Mindsay adds $10M in Series A funding to expand chatbot service
By Linda Fox | May 29, 2019
Paris-based chatbot startup also took on a brand name after starting out as Destygo.... Read More
News | Startups
VIDEO: GuruWalk - Battleground pitch runner-up at Phocuswright Europe 2019
VIDEO: GuruWalk - Battleground pitch runner-up at Phocuswright Europe 2019
By PhocusWire | May 28, 2019
The revolution of "pay-what-you-want" walking tours - find out why travelers love this concept so... Read More
Interview | Startups
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Ctrip sees huge potential in customized travel for growing affluent segment
By Linda Fox | May 24, 2019
Research from Ctrip and COTRI reveals the potential in the growing high-net income traveler segment.... Read More
News | Online
STARTUP STAGE: CultureMee helps business travelers avoid costly culture mistakes
STARTUP STAGE: CultureMee helps business travelers avoid costly culture mistakes
By Linda Fox | May 23, 2019
CultureMee provides engaging content including videos and culture models to business travelers to help... Read More
Interview | Startups
VIDEO: Questo - Battleground pitch winner at Phocuswright Europe 2019
VIDEO: Questo - Battleground pitch winner at Phocuswright Europe 2019
By PhocusWire | May 23, 2019
A mobile app for city exploration games in which users solve clues for discovering new places and... Read More
Interview | Startups
Skylark Travel 4 million funding
Skylark Travel raises $4M to build its high-touch platform for luxury travelers
By Mitra Sorrells | May 22, 2019
Skylark Travel, a hybrid online-offline agency, has raised a $4 million seed round.... Read More
News | Startups
VIDEO: Setoo - Battleground pitch winner at Phocuswright Europe 2019
VIDEO: Setoo - Battleground pitch winner at Phocuswright Europe 2019
By PhocusWire | May 22, 2019
Empowering e-businesses to turn insurance into products consumers love and providing a new insurance... Read More
Interview | Startups
Startup Stage Frontdesk
STARTUP STAGE: Frontdesk manages short-term rentals in urban apartment communities
By Mitra Sorrells | May 14, 2019
 Founded in 2017, Frontdesk develops and manages short-term rental suites around the United... 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