Startups

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

VIDEO: Setoo - Battleground pitch winner at Phocuswright Europe 2019
Interview / Startups
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
Startup Stage Frontdesk
Interview / Startups
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
Take a look: Summit and Launch innovators at Phocuswright Europe 2019
News / Startups
Take a look: Summit and Launch innovators at Phocuswright Europe 2019
By PhocusWire | May 13, 2019
At Phocuswright Europe, innovators battle for a shot at being crowned the EMEA Travel Innovator of the... Read More
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News / Technology
Angie takes over rival Roxy in guest room tech consolidation
By Linda Fox | May 13, 2019
Angie Hospitality acquires the assets of Roxy, a rival in the hotel guest room technology space.... Read More
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News / Technology
Hostfully brings in $1M in seed funding as it looks to grow team
By Linda Fox | May 8, 2019
The round was led by Precursor Ventures with MergeLane, Wharton Alumni Angels, Blue Startups and... Read More
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News / Startups
Tourlane quickly adds $47M, plans international expansion and product development
By Linda Fox | May 7, 2019
The business offers customers the expertise of travel agents combined with online booking - and... Read More
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Interview / Distribution
STARTUP STAGE: Magpie wants to end content distribution woes in activities
By Linda Fox | April 29, 2019
The company was founded in November 2018 by former tour operator Christian Watts. The startup has... Read More
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News / Startups
TripScout signals next phase of travel discovery app with $2.1M funding
By Kevin May | April 24, 2019
The investment is being led by Corazon Capital and includes participation from a number of other funds... Read More
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News / Startups
Travel investors talk areas of focus, the right fit and U.S. funding
By Linda Fox | April 23, 2019
Thoughts from travel tech investors at an event in Ireland on what's hot and what they're looking for... Read More
Startup Stage Wanderift
Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Wanderift brings a subscription model to air travel
By Mitra Sorrells | April 23, 2019
Founded in December 2017, Wanderift allows users to buy a subscription of either $369 per month for... 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