Startups

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

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News / Startups
Voi adds $45M investment for e-scooter expansion and tech development
By Linda Fox | August 9, 2021
E-scooter company Voi initially announced its Series C round of $160 million in December 2020.... Read More
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News / Startups
Urban short-term rental company Frontdesk raises $7M
By Mitra Sorrells | August 5, 2021
Frontdesk plans to continue its aggressive growth plan, with an aim to double its portfolio... Read More
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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: TravelRank guides travelers to new destinations via AI
By Linda Fox | August 4, 2021
TravelRank's AI analyzes the user's travel history and compares it to data of similar travelers and... Read More
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News / Startups
Exoticca lands $30M investment to develop packages platform
By Linda Fox | July 30, 2021
Multi-day packages operator Exoticca has now raised a total of $53 million.... Read More
WiT Startup Pitch to offer $250,000 of AWS credits and support
News / Startups
WiT Startup Pitch to offer $250,000 of AWS credits and support
By WiT | July 29, 2021
WiT’s annual Startup Pitch is back, bolstered by the continuing collaboration with Amazon Web Services... Read More
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News / Startups
Charting the rise of SPACs in online travel
By Linda Fox | July 27, 2021
About eight travel companies have exited via special purpose acquisition company in recent months, as... Read More
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News / Startups
Bbot lands $15M for hospitality ordering and payment service
By Linda Fox | July 22, 2021
The latest raise brings Bbot's total to just over $22 million following a $4 million investment... Read More
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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: ModiHost is a hotel management system using AI and blockchain
By Mitra Sorrells | July 22, 2021
ModiHost is a hotel management system that uses artificial intelligence to personalize the guest... Read More
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News / Startups
VIDEO: Tracking the journey for women founders in travel
By PhocusWire | July 19, 2021
Three women who have created travel companies discuss their personal experiences and the role of... Read More
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News / Startups
E-commerce fraud fighter Nethone raises $6.7M
By Mitra Sorrells | July 19, 2021
Nethone, a Poland-based startup that provides fraud protection technology for travel suppliers, says... 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