Travel Guide


Rough Guides, online travel content and the Culture Trip Effect
Rough Guides, online travel content and the Culture Trip Effect
By Linda Fox | December 11, 2018
Travel guide book publisher Rough Guides has announced a move into "travel booking". Read More
News | Online
Vivere - Summit pitch winner at Phocuswright 2018
Vivere - Summit pitch winner at Phocuswright 2018
By Kevin May | December 10, 2018
Vivere.travel transforms your vacation vision into reality. A personalized, interest-based, visual travel guide. Read More
Interview | Startups
Situm Indoor Positioning - Summit pitch at Phocuswright 2018
Situm Indoor Positioning - Summit pitch at Phocuswright 2018
By Kevin May | November 28, 2018
Indoor navigation technology for the traveler. Indoor workforce and asset-tracking technology to boost productivity. Read More
Interview | Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Mapify's social travel platform lets users discover and plan trips
STARTUP STAGE: Mapify's social travel platform lets users discover and plan trips
By Linda Fox | October 25, 2018
Founded about 18 months ago, Mapify is a mobile-first platform that aims to improve the trip planning experience. The startup has raised $1.3 million to date and counts Airbnb among its partners. Read More
Interview | Startups
VIDEO: Flytographer on the marriage between the Instagram generation and activities
VIDEO: Flytographer on the marriage between the Instagram generation and activities
By Kevin May | October 11, 2018
There are some travel businesses that wouldn't have had the opportunity to exist less than a decade ago, such is the impact that technology and social behavior has had on the industry. Read More
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VIDEO: Autoura on an autonomous vehicle-led revolution in travel
VIDEO: Autoura on an autonomous vehicle-led revolution in travel
By Kevin May | October 10, 2018
The automotive industry is (finally) fully behind the idea of autonomous vehicles entering the market. Read More
News | Technology
Startup Stage Plum Guide
STARTUP STAGE: The Plum Guide wants to be the Michelin Guide for vacation rentals
By Mitra Sorrells | October 3, 2018
Founded in 2016, the Plum Guide is a curated collection of vacation rentals that meet its rigorous “Perfect Stay Test” that evaluates properties based on more than 150 criteria – everything from smell... Read More
Interview | Startups
TripAdvisor's new focus on social has hurdles to overcome
TripAdvisor's new focus on social has hurdles to overcome
By Jamie Biesiada - Travel Weekly | October 1, 2018
TripAdvisor will introduce a social media-like component to its website positions - but it is the beginning of an uphill battle to win consumers away from Facebook and other platforms, analysts caution. Read More
News | Online
VIDEO: Behold a next-gen in-destination, tech-enhanced experience
VIDEO: Behold a next-gen in-destination, tech-enhanced experience
By Kevin May | September 26, 2018
Sightseeing buses in major cities around the world have changed very little over the years - it's a simple product with well-defined parameters. Read More
News | Technology
HYP3R happy as it raises $17M to expand geofencing tech
HYP3R happy as it raises $17M to expand geofencing tech
By Kevin May | September 17, 2018
A string of investors have handed HYP3R a $17 million war chest by way of a Series A investment in the company. Read More
News | Technology
Hilton Honors app add recommendations
Hilton’s new in-app guide offers tips from hotel employees
By Mitra Sorrells | September 13, 2018
Hilton is adding location-based recommendations for food, nightlight, shopping and activities to its Hilton Honors mobile app.   Read More
News | Technology
Google launches Touring Bird with 25,000 experiences in 20 cities
Google launches Touring Bird with 25,000 experiences in 20 cities
By Jill Menze | September 7, 2018
In April, PhocusWire uncovered details of Touring Bird, the hush-hush tours and activities app Google was developing inside its Area 120 incubator. Now Touring Bird has officially launched 25,000... Read More
News | Online
Travello gets $5M round to push Bluetee marketing tech and expand
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 so with a $5 million fund-raise. Read More
News | Startups
Who won the FIFA World Cup? Private Accommodation FC
Who won the FIFA World Cup? Private Accommodation FC
By Kevin May | July 16, 2018
France secured their second FIFA World Cup in two decades last weekend - but victory also came to the private accommodation sector during the tournament. Read More
News | Online
Travel.jp LINE partnership
Japan’s Travel.jp to provide content for LINE app’s new travel service
By Mitra Sorrells | July 13, 2018
Japan’s largest travel metasearch and content platform, Travel.jp, has inked a deal with LINE, the largest communication app in Japan, to power the price comparison and travel guide content for the... Read More
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