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Expense management software SalesTrip raises $1.4M for U.S. expansion
Expense management software SalesTrip raises $1.4M for U.S. expansion
By Jill Menze | January 14, 2021
London-based SalesTrip will use the funds to scale operations in the United States, continue to build... Read More
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Kambr adds $3M in funding to accelerate airline revenue tech development
By Linda Fox | January 13, 2021
The investment comes from private equity investors and aviation industry veteran Michael Scheeringa.... Read More
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Uplift adds $68M credit line for travel payments service
By Linda Fox | January 11, 2021
Uplift sees pent-up demand for travel later in 2021 and is also looking to expand to other sectors.... Read More
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VIDEO: Experts on the state of travel innovation
VIDEO: Experts on the state of travel innovation
By PhocusWire | January 8, 2021
The Phocuswright Conference 2020's dragons give their take on the biggest trends, promising players... Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: Rebound Travel has a cash-retention solution for travel suppliers
By Mitra Sorrells | January 8, 2021
The company, one of PhocusWire's Hot 25 Startups for 2021, is founded by Tobias Wessels, a former... Read More
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Kyte drives off with $9M in seed funding
By Linda Fox | January 7, 2021
Kyte recently expanded its car-rental at your doorstep service to Washington and will accelerate... Read More
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Welcome to the Hot 25 Startups for 2021
Welcome to the Hot 25 Startups for 2021
By PhocusWire | January 7, 2021
Our Hot 25 this year is a collection of companies that have survived the onset of the global pandemic... Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: The Tarzan Way wants to celebrate the uniqueness of every traveler
STARTUP STAGE: The Tarzan Way wants to celebrate the uniqueness of every traveler
By Jill Menze | January 6, 2021
The India-based startup wants to revamp the traveler experience by making it more streamlined and... Read More
Interview | Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Touriosity wants to help tour operators increase direct bookings
STARTUP STAGE: Touriosity wants to help tour operators increase direct bookings
By Jill Menze | January 4, 2021
The nonprofit OTA Touriosity aims to help tour and activity providers increase direct bookings... Read More
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HumanForest crowdfunds £1.3M for e-bike push
By Linda Fox | December 30, 2020
HumanForest is launching its e-bike service in London in Spring 2021, with additional cities around... 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
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