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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Notated News / Startups
How Chinese investments are shaking up India's digital economy
By Madhav Chanchani - Economic Times | January 15, 2018
When online grocer Bigbasket went to market in early 2017 to raise capital just a year after securing... Read More
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News / Startups
UK-based Snaptrip raises £2.1M, acquires Last Minute Cottages
By Jill Menze | January 12, 2018
With a recent investment round tallying £2.1 million, Snaptrip has acquired Last Minute Cottages and... Read More
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News / Startups
"Airbnb for luggage" expands in Europe following $1.1M funding
By Mitra Sorrells | January 11, 2018
London-based startup CityStasher, which describes itself as the “Airbnb for luggage,” has raised $1.1... Read More
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News / Startups
Timescenery and Baarb push AI-driven results to fix travel search
By Mitra Sorrells | January 10, 2018
Timescenery, a travel planning site that combines data from suppliers with crowdsourced experiences... Read More
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News / Startups
Video: Three approaches to running a travel startup
By Kevin May | January 9, 2018
One has taken in around $450 million funding. Another hasn't brought in any outside capital... Read More
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News / Startups
Research Spotlight: Travel startups in Asia Pacific
By PhocusWire | January 3, 2018
Many believe the natural center of the travel startup world is starting to shift east, in the... Read More
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News / Technology
PhocusWire Forecast 2018: Oligarchs and Incubators
By PhocusWire | December 22, 2017
With 2018 around the corner, Phocuswright and PhocusWire are presenting snapshots of the 12 trends we... Read More
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Opinion / Startups
PhocusWire Forecast 2018: Our view on Startups
By PhocusWire | December 18, 2017
The notion that business-to-business travel startups have a far higher chance of succeeding than... Read More
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News / Startups
VIDEO: Next generation on what excites them in travel tech
By Kevin May | December 12, 2017
It's usually the people at the top of big companies that get all the attention, both in terms of... Read More
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Notated News / Startups
Silicon Valley should not be complacent about China
By Minh-Ha Nguyen - Fortune | December 11, 2017
Chinese tech companies have become innovation leaders in some key areas in technology, with truly... 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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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
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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