Startups

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
Global rail distributor Save A Train gains strategic investment
By Mitra Sorrells | June 8, 2022
Save A Train provides rail content to B2B partners and says it currently has contracts with seven of... Read More
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Interview / Startups
Startup Stage: Basubu is a marketplace for wellness travel
By Mitra Sorrells | June 7, 2022
Basubu launched in September 2021 after its founders say they noticed increased demand for travel... Read More
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News / Startups
Guest experience platform Duve raises $10M
By Mitra Sorrells | June 6, 2022
Duve says it currently serves more than 1,000 properties in more than 64 countries and will use the... Read More
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Interview / Startups
Startup Stage: Boundless Life creates communities for digital nomad families
By Jill Menze | June 2, 2022
Boundless Life is a collection of communities comprising private homes, co-working spaces, an... Read More
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News / Startups
Journera raises $10M to grow its data exchange platform
By Mitra Sorrells | June 1, 2022
Journera says it will use the funding for market expansion.... Read More
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News / Startups
Borrow A Boat beats target, raises £1M in 24 hours
By Linda Fox | May 31, 2022
The U.K-based company has raised funding through crowd campaigns in the past landing more than £1... Read More
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Opinion / Startups
Tighter capital markets will test travel startups
By Bryan Auchterlonie - Destination Capital | May 31, 2022
In an uncertain capital market cycle, thinly capitalized growth companies will be more exposed and... Read More
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News / Startups
18 startups advance in first Phocuswright/WiT Global Startup Pitch
By PhocusWire | May 27, 2022
The startups move on to the semifinal round in August, where six will be chosen to compete in the... Read More
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News / Startups
Short-term rental SaaS startup Hostfully raises $4M seed funding
By Mitra Sorrells | May 26, 2022
Founded in 2016, Hostfully will use the funding to add capabilities to its products, including a... Read More
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News / Startups
Chain4Travel lands £3.6M in funding for blockchain platform
By Linda Fox | May 25, 2022
The Switzerland-based company was launched by former Peakwork and Hotelplan executives.... Read More
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July 11, 2022
4 critical T&E data points for high-growth companies to monitor
Monitoring some key data points can help travel and finance managers streamline their programs and... Read More
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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
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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