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.


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VIDEO: Will early stage startup funding make a comeback in 2020?
By Steven Lerner | December 18, 2019
Phocuswright analysts discuss the state of travel startups in 2020 during The Phocuswright Conference... Read More
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VIDEO: Fly Money - Summit pitch Phocuswright Conference 2019
VIDEO: Fly Money - Summit pitch Phocuswright Conference 2019
By PhocusWire | December 18, 2019
Helping travelers pay like locals: Aggregating and pre-ordering all local payment methods to use... Read More
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VIDEO: Servantrip - Summit pitch Phocuswright Conference 2019
VIDEO: Servantrip - Summit pitch Phocuswright Conference 2019
By PhocusWire | December 18, 2019
Leading activities market consolidation for B2B, by providing the largest offer comparison powered... Read More
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Guided tours startup GuruWalk raises €1M to fuel pay-as-you-go model
By Steven Lerner | December 17, 2019
GuruWalk, a Spanish startup specializing in tip-based guided tours, has secured €1 million in seed... Read More
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VIDEO: Mindsay - Summit pitch Phocuswright Conference 2019
VIDEO: Mindsay - Summit pitch Phocuswright Conference 2019
By PhocusWire | December 17, 2019
This leader in conversational AI for the travel industry builds AI-powered chatbots for major travel... Read More
Interview | Startups
VIDEO: Stasher - Summit pitch Phocuswright Conference 2019
VIDEO: Stasher - Summit pitch Phocuswright Conference 2019
By PhocusWire | December 17, 2019
Explore how this platform was scaled for luggage storage globally, connecting travelers with local... Read More
Interview | Startups
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VIDEO: What do investors look for in travel startup pitches?
By Steven Lerner | December 16, 2019
What do investors find appealing in pitches – and furthermore, what turns off investors?  ... Read More
News | Startups
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Beachy raises $1M to fund new ancillary booking tools for hotels
By Steven Lerner | December 16, 2019
Beachy has secured $1 million in debt financing, which will be invested into its new food and beverage... Read More
News | Startups
VIDEO: Bespoke - Summit pitch Phocuswright Conference 2019
VIDEO: Bespoke - Summit pitch Phocuswright Conference 2019
By PhocusWire | December 16, 2019
Bebot: The AI-powered multilingual concierge chatbot for hotels, airports, stations and cities.... Read More
Interview | Startups
VIDEO: SnapTravel - Summit pitch Phocuswright Conference 2019
VIDEO: SnapTravel - Summit pitch Phocuswright Conference 2019
By PhocusWire | December 16, 2019
A consumer brand that has driven $100 million+ in hotel sales over messaging (SMS, Messenger,... 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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