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
Journee lands £1.75M for mystery trip service
By Linda Fox | June 28, 2022
Founded in 2019, Journee matches travelers with "mystery" trips by collecting their preferences around... Read More
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From Our Partners / Startups
VIDEO: Travel booking through content creators
By PhocusWire | June 27, 2022
Wndr founder and CEO Mickey Haslavsky shares how the platform is the "digital evolution of a tour... Read More
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News / Startups
Zipp Mobility secures €6.1M for e-scooter and e-bike expansion
By Kathryn Walson | June 24, 2022
Established in 2019, Zipp Mobility has e-scooter and e-bike operations in nine cities in the U.K.,... Read More
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Interview / Startups
Startup Stage: Stay Open turns empty buildings into pod hotels
By Mitra Sorrells | June 23, 2022
Stay Open creates pod hotels in vacant or underutilized office and retail space, while contributing... Read More
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News / Startups
EasyGuide lands £1M for TV advertising push
By Linda Fox | June 21, 2022
EasyGuide is a standalone entity offering tours and activities under the “easy” family of... Read More
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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: TripStax brings its data core to corporate travel
By Linda Fox | June 17, 2022
TripStax is targeting small- to medium-size TMCs with its technology platform, which offers booking,... Read More
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News / Startups
Distribusion raises €30M to expand ground transportation platform
By Linda Fox | June 15, 2022
Distribusion wants to expand its B2B marketplace beyond its current presence in Europe and Latin... Read More
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News / Startups
More travel startups get into NFT game
By Mitra Sorrells | June 14, 2022
Two new startups are launching with solutions that use NFTs, one for brands and one to help travelers... Read More
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News / Startups
Sonder restructuring to include layoffs, growth limits
By Chris Davis - Business Travel News | June 10, 2022
Sonder is laying off 21% of its corporate employees and 7% of its front-line staff.... Read More
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SkySquad secures $1M to help travelers navigate the airport
By Jill Menze | June 10, 2022
Through the SkySquad platform, travelers can book an airport assistant to help them get from car door... Read More
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July 11, 2022
4 critical T&E data points for high-growth companies to monitor
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