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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.


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With trade shows cancelled, travel tech startup takes its show on the road - literally
By Mitra Sorrells | June 16, 2020
With all industry trade shows cancelled, the founder of travel tech startup Entrada Insights is... Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: TripAdmit wants to help activities suppliers sell online
By Linda Fox | June 15, 2020
The Ireland-based company gives tour and activity providers the technology to sell via their websites... Read More
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Tickitto lands $700,000 from Seedcamp to build out event tickets service
Tickitto lands $700,000 from Seedcamp to build out event tickets service
By Kevin May | June 15, 2020
The core part of the business is an API that allows partners to access inventory, pricing and... Read More
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VIDEO: Global Startup Showcase 2020
By PhocusWire | June 12, 2020
We bring together an expert panel of investors and startups to shed light on the future of... Read More
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Journera nabs $11.6 million to move its tech platform into growth stage
By Mitra Sorrells | June 10, 2020
Journera has raised $11.6 million in a Series B round led by Andreessen Horowitz and B Capital.... Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: SION wants to provide travel agents with clear picture of their earnings
STARTUP STAGE: SION wants to provide travel agents with clear picture of their earnings
By Linda Fox | June 9, 2020
SION officially launched in May but has decided to provide the service free of charge during the... Read More
Interview | Startups
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Startups join forces to create digital services platform for rental accommodation and hotels
By Linda Fox | June 3, 2020
SmartDigitalPlug was created by six startups to help small hotels and rental properties to digitize... Read More
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Tripfuser lands £2.4M in funding, seeks further expansion
Tripfuser lands £2.4M in funding, seeks further expansion
By Linda Fox | May 29, 2020
Funding for the Australia-based company was led by the Royal Automobile Club of Victoria. Acting... Read More
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Mobile hotel company Cabana raises $3.5M to expand fleet of camper vans
By Mitra Sorrells | May 29, 2020
Cabana says it is merging “van life with boutique hotel comfort,” at a rate of about $200 per night.... Read More
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InPhocus, episode 12 - Right place, right time for a travel startup
InPhocus, episode 12 - Right place, right time for a travel startup
By PhocusWire | May 28, 2020
Some travel startups are using the current climate to shore up their strategy and take advantage of... Read More
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March 26, 2019
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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
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