Travel STARTUPS roundup - Vacatia, LocalGuiding, Dwellable, Groupize, SuggestMe, TripScannerNewsBy PhocusWire | November 1, 2013Share This article was originally published on This is a roundup of product news and announcements for travel STARTUPS in tourism and hospitality on Friday 1 November 2013... Vacatia launches timeshare dealsVacatia has unveiled a way to find "resale" deals when purchasing timeshares and fractionals in top vacation resorts and branded properties. Read more.LocalGuiding passes 6.000 unique tours worldwideLocalGuiding has surpassed the number of 6.000 tours on its database or products worldwide. Almost 40% of tours are located in Europe, where Istanbul, Florence and Barcelona note the highest percentage of tours listed. Read more.Dwellable on track for $10M in bookings and international expansionIn its second full year of business, mobile vacation rental service Dwellable will drive an estimated $10 million in vacation rental bookings to property managers and owners in 2013. Read more.Groupize launches Groupsize Live management systemGroupize has unveiled its groups and meetings booking engine in a bid to streamline shopping and lead management systems for hotel chains and independent properties. Read more.Suggestme expands city maps to a million spotsUser generated city map provider Suggestme has hit the one million sights mark on its system. Read more.TripScanner unveils distribution partnership programTripScanner has announced a new partnership program, making its "open booking" solution available through distribution partners, including travel management companies (TMCs), expense management companies, and other B2B solution providers. TripScanner’s tool helps companies control their travel expense, while allowing employees to book through any travel website or agency. Employees forward their itineraries to TripScanner, and TripScanner provides their company with real-time policy alerts and reporting on their travel expenses.NB: Send links or releases for travel distribution direct to Tnooz via email.NB2: Startups image via Shutterstock.