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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.

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News / Startups
Lufthansa targets Asia Pacific hotspots for tech innovation
By Kevin May | July 5, 2018
Lufthansa Group's Innovation Hub is expanding to the Far East in a bid to capture some of the buzz and... Read More
STARTUP STAGE: Sleepbox's micro-hotels house travelers in urban areas
Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Sleepbox's micro-hotels house travelers in urban areas
By Jill Menze | July 5, 2018
Sleepbox's portable micro-hotels are designed for travelers stuck in an airport or looking for a cheap... Read More
OAG Plug and Play partnership
News / Startups
OAG partners with Plug and Play to spur innovation for travel
By Mitra Sorrells | June 28, 2018
OAG, a global provider of air travel data, has partnered with Plug and Play, a startup accelerator and... Read More
VIDEO: Asia Pacific as a new global hub for travel startups
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VIDEO: Asia Pacific as a new global hub for travel startups
By PhocusWire | June 25, 2018
A lot of investment has flowed into travel startups from Asia Pacific in recent years - with the... Read More
Startup Stage ViaHero
Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: ViaHero pairs travelers with local experts who plan their trips
By Mitra Sorrells | June 25, 2018
ViaHero is a trip planning service that connects travelers with locals to plan personalized trip... Read More
VIDEO: Under the hood of travel startups
News / Startups
VIDEO: Under the hood of travel startups
By PhocusWire | June 14, 2018
Routehappy recently sold to ATPCO - a deal seen by most as a decent exit for a company that had been... Read More
Startup Stage SeeVoov
Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: SeeVoov drives travel bookings through tagged videos
By Mitra Sorrells | June 12, 2018
 SeeVoov provides tagged video content to help travelers select destinations, accommodations and... Read More
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PODCAST: PundIT Show #14
By Kevin May | June 8, 2018
Something a little different for episode 14 of the PundIT Show - a one-on-one with Voyager HQ boss... Read More
STARTUP STAGE: TRILL turns Instagram content into bookable travel experiences
Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: TRILL turns Instagram content into bookable travel experiences
By Jill Menze | June 8, 2018
With TRILL, users can turn their Instagram content into bookable experiences. By using the platform,... Read More
Startup Stage Vivere Travel
Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Vivere uses AI to curate inspirational content
By Mitra Sorrells | May 30, 2018
 Working with IBM Watson technology, Vivere uses artificial intelligence to easily organize and... Read More
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March 26, 2019
REPORT: The reality of modern airline retail - when the sky isn't the limit
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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