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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.

STARTUP STAGE: Tripfuser takes on planning and tours
Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Tripfuser takes on planning and tours
By Kevin May | April 24, 2018
The company is live in seven countries, has 38 employees and includes a number of core elements... Read More
Culture Trip brings in $80M to build online travel agency
News / Startups
Culture Trip brings in $80M to build online travel agency
By Kevin May | April 24, 2018
Who said travel content sites were dead in an age dominated by large players such as TripAdvisor and... Read More
Turo adds rental agencies new funding
News / Startups
Car-share startup Turo adds rental agencies to expand globally
By Mitra Sorrells | April 17, 2018
San Francisco-based peer-to-peer car sharing marketplace Turo is adding vehicles from independent car... Read More
Six trends for travel startups to consider
News / Startups
Six trends for travel startups to consider
By Kevin May | April 16, 2018
Fifteen startups have joined the popular Welcome City Lab, part of the Paris & Co network of services... Read More
CarTrawler Splyt ride hailing partnership
News / Technology
CarTrawler puts ride-hailing into airline mobile apps
By Mitra Sorrells | April 12, 2018
CarTrawler, the technology platform that powers car rentals, chauffeurs, taxis and other ground... Read More
TravelPerk captures $21 million to boost corporate booking tool
News / Startups
TravelPerk captures $21 million to boost corporate booking tool
By Kevin May | April 11, 2018
A series B round of $21 million has come to Travelperk from a group of new and existing investors in... Read More
Uber acquires Jump Bikes
News / Startups
Uber targets bike-sharing with purchase of Jump Bikes
By Mitra Sorrells | April 9, 2018
Uber is expanding its ride options with the purchase of Jump Bikes, a dockless, electric bike-sharing... Read More
Bike share startup Yellow $9M seed round
News / Startups
Brazilian bike-sharing startup raises $9M in seed round
By Mitra Sorrells | April 5, 2018
Brazilian start-up Yellow has raised $9 million in seed round funding to launch the first dockless... Read More
Venture capital investments in travel tech could hit record highs in 2018
News / Startups
Venture capital investments in travel tech could hit record highs in 2018
By Mitra Sorrells | March 28, 2018
Startups creating solutions to make travel more efficient, frictionless and interconnected received a... Read More
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News / Startups
PhocusWire launches Startup Stage for new travel businesses
By Kevin May | March 23, 2018
We are going to celebrate entering our sixth month at PhocusWire with the launch of Startup Stage.... 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