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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.


Early-stage VC funding is imploding, and no one will talk about it
Early-stage VC funding is imploding, and no one will talk about it
By Victor Basta - TechCrunch | December 1, 2017
Amid record amounts of capital raised by VCs worldwide, there has been a quiet, barely noticed... Read More
Notated News | Startups
Startups and model shifts - every PundIT Show so far
Startups and model shifts - every PundIT Show so far
By Kevin May | December 1, 2017
We hosted eight of the initial run of PhocusWire PundIT Shows over the course of almost three days at... Read More
News | Startups
Despegar raises $254 million from IPO
Despegar raises $254 million from IPO
By Bernadette Giacomazzo | December 1, 2017
Latin America-focused online travel agency Despegar will use the proceeds from its recent public... Read More
News | Startups
Three ways to tackle attractions with online personalization
Three ways to tackle attractions with online personalization
By Alex Bainbridge - DestinationCTO | November 30, 2017
The last month has been rather busy in the world of tours and activities, with three significant... Read More
Opinion | Online
Travel startup investments rise (but low level deals fall)
Travel startup investments rise (but low level deals fall)
By Kevin May | November 30, 2017
Travel technology and online startups have raised a massive $15 billion since 2013 across 1,300 deals... Read More
News | Startups
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VIDEO: PhocusWire PundIT Show - Episode 8
By Kevin May | November 27, 2017
With almost three days of activity on-stage and lots of gossip in the hallways, our three guests have... Read More
News | Startups
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VIDEO: PhocusWire PundIT Show - Episode 7
By Kevin May | November 23, 2017
The penultimate outing of the special PundIT Shows at The Phocuswright Conference is a terrific... Read More
News | Startups
El Al startup venture wing joins forces with Lufthansa
El Al startup venture wing joins forces with Lufthansa
By Bernadette Giacomazzo | November 20, 2017
Cockpit Innovations and Lufthansa have formed a strategic partnership to identify and cultivate... Read More
News | Technology
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VIDEO: PhocusWire PundIT Show - Episode 6
By Kevin May | November 20, 2017
Redeam was the talk of the show - at least the first half of it - at The Phocuswright Conference 2017.... Read More
News | Startups
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VIDEO: Modern life lessons for travel startups
By Kevin May | November 20, 2017
Joel Cutler was once described, rather grandly, as the godfather of online travel capital.... Read More
News | Startups
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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
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