Startups

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

Terry Jones interview startups
News / Startups
Q&A: Terry Jones on the challenges of creating a successful travel startup
By Mitra Sorrells | August 8, 2018
Terry Jones has had a long history in travel, including working as a travel agent, 24 years at... Read More
klook-$200m-funding
News / Distribution
Klook brings in $200M in funding, eyes expansion in Europe and the U.S.
By Linda Fox | August 7, 2018
Klook has raised $200 million in Series D funding with plans to expand its tours and activities... Read More
Startup Stage MüvTravel
Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: MüvTravel uses AI to customize itineraries for independent travelers
By Mitra Sorrells | August 7, 2018
MüvTravel is an AI-powered platform to help independent travelers customize their entire trip,... Read More
Startups part 1 investors' perspective
News / Startups
Surveying the travel startup landscape, part 1: The investors’ perspective
By Mitra Sorrells | August 7, 2018
This month we're digging into the topic of startups, aiming to understand the challenges and... Read More
lufthansa-innovation-hub
News / Startups
The evolution of the Lufthansa Innovation Hub - internal projects, partnerships and investments
By Linda Fox | August 6, 2018
Founded in early 2014 as a standalone subsidiary of the Lufthansa Group, the Innovation Hub has... Read More
Chill out: welcome to the startup... decelerator
Notated News / Startups
Chill out: welcome to the startup... decelerator
By Ranjani Ayyar - The Times Of India | August 1, 2018
Exponential growth, tracking metrics daily, chasing funding  and targets, putting in 20-hour... Read More
checkmybus-seriesa-funding
News / Distribution
CheckMyBus stops for £1.4M in Series A funding
July 31, 2018
CheckMyBus, the long-distance bus metasearch platform, brings in £1.4 million in Series A funding.... Read More
Guesty Clearbanc partnership
News / Startups
Guesty eases funding process for vacation rental clients
By Mitra Sorrells | July 31, 2018
Property management companies that use Guesty can now apply for financing directly in the software... Read More
Ideas and insight from startups at Battleground: The Americas
News / Startups
Ideas and insight from startups at Battleground: The Americas
By PhocusWire | July 30, 2018
Don't miss a day of fresh ideas and innovation from travel startups and speakers from high-profile... Read More
Startup Stage TroopTravel
Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: TroopTravel wants to fix corporate group travel planning
By Mitra Sorrells | July 30, 2018
TroopTravel is a platform to help corporate travel managers add intelligence and efficiency to the... 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