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
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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News / Startups
Booking.com expands startup plan for sustainable tourism
By Bernadette Giacomazzo | December 8, 2017
Booking.com is to extend its Booking Booster Program into a second year, aimed at funding startups... Read More
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News / Technology
VIDEO: Solving a genuine multi-billion dollar problem in travel
By Kevin May | December 6, 2017
There are a number of comments that often float about during travel startup pitch events - many of... Read More
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News / Startups
Where angel investors should place their bets in travel
By Chris Hemmeter - Thayer Ventures | December 6, 2017
The retreat of angel and seed stage funding is not just a travel tech phenomena. But that doesn't mean... Read More
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