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Opinion / Startups
Tighter capital markets will test travel startups
By Bryan Auchterlonie - Destination Capital | May 31, 2022
In an uncertain capital market cycle, thinly capitalized growth companies will be more exposed and... Read More
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News / Startups
18 startups advance in first Phocuswright/WiT Global Startup Pitch
By PhocusWire | May 27, 2022
The startups move on to the semifinal round in August, where six will be chosen to compete in the... Read More
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News / Startups
Short-term rental SaaS startup Hostfully raises $4M seed funding
By Mitra Sorrells | May 26, 2022
Founded in 2016, Hostfully will use the funding to add capabilities to its products, including a... Read More
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News / Startups
Chain4Travel lands £3.6M in funding for blockchain platform
By Linda Fox | May 25, 2022
The Switzerland-based company was launched by former Peakwork and Hotelplan executives.... Read More
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News / Startups
Accessible travel platform Mobee raises €1.5M in funding
By Linda Fox | May 24, 2022
The company offers accessible accommodation and activities via its platform.... Read More
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News / Startups
Sensible 4 lands EU loan for autonomous tech push
By Linda Fox | May 23, 2022
The Finnish company has developed autonomous driving software that works under challenging weather... Read More
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Interview / Startups
Startup Stage: RoadRunAir offers VIP tours aboard its planes
By Jill Menze | May 23, 2022
Founded in April 2021, RoadRunAir offers travelers affordable, all-inclusive VIP tours aboard its own... Read More
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News / Startups
Members-only home-swap network Kindred lands $7.75M
By Jill Menze | May 13, 2022
Founded in 2021, Kindred helps homeowners and renters take advantage of work-from-anywhere... Read More
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News / Startups
Czech camper van rental marketplace adds €2.7M to seed round
By Mitra Sorrells | May 13, 2022
Campiri says it will use the funding to enter new markets, add to its team and to purchase... Read More
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News / Startups
Katanox raises $5.7M, adds Expedia exec Rob Torres to board
By Mitra Sorrells | May 12, 2022
Katanox says it will use this funding to expand internationally and further develop its platform and... Read More
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July 11, 2022
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Monitoring some key data points can help travel and finance managers streamline their programs and... Read More
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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
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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