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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
Spanish mid-term housing rental platform Ukio raises $9M
By Mitra Sorrells | September 27, 2021
Founded in 2020, Ukio has 100 apartments in Barcelona and Madrid with plans to grow to 700 across six... Read More
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News / Startups
Pudu Robotics adds $77M for delivery robots
By Linda Fox | September 27, 2021
Pudu Robotics announced $78 million in Series C1 funding earlier this year.... Read More
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News / Startups
Corporate travel startup backed by Concur founder launches with $41M raised
By Mitra Sorrells | September 23, 2021
Spotnana uses a cloud-based, API-friendly platform to provide unbundled travel services and automation... Read More
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News / Startups
Altacasa raises €2M for luxury second-home ownership platform
By Mitra Sorrells | September 22, 2021
London-based Altacasa is the third startup in the luxury home co-ownership space to announce funding... Read More
STARTUP STAGE: Your Rocket Fuel helps hotel sales teams generate corporate revenue
Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Your Rocket Fuel helps hotel sales teams generate corporate revenue
By Jill Menze | September 15, 2021
Launched in September 2020, Your Rocket Fuel combines data from public and private sources to predict... Read More
Sounding Off: Follow the smart money with investments
Interview / Startups
Sounding Off: Follow the smart money with investments
By PhocusWire | September 10, 2021
Investment dollars currently seem to be going towards technology that drives efficiencies or that... Read More
Travel startups Trip Ninja and Upside shut their doors
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Travel startups Trip Ninja and Upside shut their doors
By Kevin May | September 8, 2021
Business travel rewards service Upside was launched in 2015 by Priceline founder Jay Walker. Trip... Read More
Tickitto secures $4.5M to launch activities marketplace
News / Startups
Tickitto secures $4.5M to launch activities marketplace
By Kevin May | September 7, 2021
Vorwerk Ventures was joined by TriplePoint in the round, with participation from early supporter... Read More
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News / Startups
H2O Hospitality signals expansion with $30M funding
By Linda Fox | September 7, 2021
The round, which was led by Kakao Investment, also included the state-run Korea Development Bank,... Read More
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Angel Host raises $5.2M for rental tech development
By Linda Fox | September 6, 2021
    Investment for the startup was led by White Star Capital, with Desjardins Capital and... Read More
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March 26, 2019
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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