Startups


Today, early-stage companies receive more support from investors and the industry than ever before.

Yet while the barriers to entry have never been lower, it takes a lot more than access to capital, a unique idea and the right connections to allow a new business to flourish.


Sleepbox - Summit pitch winner at Phocuswright 2018
Sleepbox - Summit pitch winner at Phocuswright 2018
By Kevin May | December 7, 2018
Sleepbox is a technology-driven micro-hotel providing frictionless, autonomous, affordable, private... Read More
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VIDEO: Funding, search bias and a need for independent tech providers for activities
By Linda Fox | December 5, 2018
Tours and activities execs took to the Center Stage at The Phocuswright Conference to talk investment,... Read More
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SnapTravel 21.2 million Series A
SnapTravel adds $13.2M to develop its text- and voice-based travel assistant
By Mitra Sorrells | December 5, 2018
Toronto-based SnapTravel has closed a $21.2 million Series A funding round, adding $13.2 million in... Read More
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ConnexPay - Summit pitch winner at Phocuswright 2018
ConnexPay - Summit pitch winner at Phocuswright 2018
By Kevin May | December 5, 2018
ConnexPay is transforming how travel companies accept cards & pay for travel to save millions of... Read More
Interview | Startups
Homerez 6 million euro investment
Homerez raises €6M, aims to become European leader in vacation rental services
By Mitra Sorrells | December 4, 2018
Paris-based vacation rental management startup Homerez has raised €6 million to accelerate its growth... Read More
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Skylark - Summit pitch at Phocuswright 2018
Skylark - Summit pitch at Phocuswright 2018
By Kevin May | December 4, 2018
What's the future of luxury travel? It's what we all want: convenience, transparency, value, service... Read More
Interview | Startups
Baarb - Summit pitch winner at Phocuswright 2018
Baarb - Summit pitch winner at Phocuswright 2018
By Kevin May | December 3, 2018
This enterprise B2B platform is helping global travel brands deliver hyper-relevant search results... Read More
Interview | Startups
Futurestay - Summit pitch at Phocuswright 2018
Futurestay - Summit pitch at Phocuswright 2018
By Kevin May | November 30, 2018
The smartest way to connect vacation rentals to everything - channels, guests, payments and their own... Read More
Interview | Startups
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Lufthansa releases B2B travel platform Yilu from stealth mode
By Linda Fox | November 29, 2018
Lufthansa Group has launched Yilu, a B2B startup that grew out of its innovation hub.... Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: Pebblar helps travelers create itineraries with DIY collaborative tool
STARTUP STAGE: Pebblar helps travelers create itineraries with DIY collaborative tool
By Jill Menze | November 29, 2018
Pebblar offers travelers a visual workspace to map and create itineraries. Think the functions of... 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