Startups

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

In the green room at Phocuswright with... Eric Gnock Fah
Interview / Startups
In the green room at Phocuswright with... Eric Gnock Fah
By Phocuswire | September 14, 2018
Led by Eric Gnock Fah and a fellow colleague from the investment banking sector, Klook entered the... Read More
Is the travel industry ready for a new wave of disruption?
News / Startups
Is the travel industry ready for a new wave of disruption?
By PhocusWire | September 13, 2018
"Disruption" has become an ever-present word in the popular vernacular when talking about changes in... Read More
Beekeeper 13M funding
News / Startups
Beekeeper picks up $13M to grow hotel employee communication platform
By Mitra Sorrells | September 13, 2018
Beekeper, a platform that provides real-time, two-way communication among all employees in a hotel has... Read More
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Interview / Startups
Startup Stage: Criton drags and drops app tools into hotels
By Kevin May | September 11, 2018
With 28 full-time employees and expansion to London, Criton is ambitious with its plan to give hotels... Read More
STARTUP STAGE: Arise's distributed network wants to help hotels bypass intermediaries
Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Arise's distributed network wants to help hotels bypass intermediaries
By Jill Menze | September 6, 2018
Winner of the Phocuswright’s 2018 Battleground competition, Arise’s blockchain-based technology is... Read More
QOTW: Something about fading attraction
News / Startups
QOTW: Something about fading attraction
By PhocusWire | August 31, 2018
Quote from Carolyn Jameson, chief legal officer at Skyscanner, in an article on PhocusWire this week.... Read More
STARTUP STAGE: xCheck gives airlines tech to better showcase web fares
Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: xCheck gives airlines tech to better showcase web fares
By Kevin May | August 30, 2018
U.S.-based xCheck is a tool for airlines to manage and optimize their fares when pushing prices to... Read More
Travello gets $5M round to push Bluetee marketing tech and expand
News / Startups
Travello gets $5M round to push Bluetee marketing tech and expand
By Kevin May | August 28, 2018
It's been a long time since a travel social network has caught some attention - but Travello has done... Read More
Surveying the travel startup landscape, part 4: Exit strategy
News / Startups
Surveying the travel startup landscape, part 4: Exit strategy
By Mitra Sorrells | August 28, 2018
For the final piece in our month-long series on startups, we gathered learnings from three companies... Read More
Startup Stage PopulStay 2
Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: PopulStay uses blockchain for rental bookings, management and security
By Mitra Sorrells | August 27, 2018
PopulStay is a booking and property management platform for vacation rentals that uses blockchain to... 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