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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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“Mobile hotel” startup Cabana secures $10M to accelerate growth
By Mitra Sorrells | June 22, 2021
Cabana plans to use the funding to add more vans and new markets to its platform.... Read More
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Handiscover secures €1.65M to grow its B2B accessibility platform
By Mitra Sorrells | June 22, 2021
In the past year Handiscover has focused on developing products and content to businesses in travel... Read More
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United unveils corporate venture fund for sustainable future investment
By Linda Fox | June 16, 2021
United recently announced a goal of net zero emissions by 2050 and the corporate venture fund will... Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: Otolo is helping hospitality employees develop their careers
By Linda Fox | June 15, 2021
The company launched in April and recently added a Careers Club enabling hospitality companies to list... Read More
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Vassla revs up with $11M raise for micro-mobility platform launch
By Linda Fox | June 15, 2021
Sweden-based micro-mobility startup Vassla plans to bring its e-bike and e-moped hybrid to a number of... Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: Lovu wants to become the app for romance travel
By Mitra Sorrells | June 11, 2021
 Lovu is an app for romance travel booking, with options for users to do it themselves or to work... Read More
Interview | Startups
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Tier raises $60M for e-scooter expansion
By Linda Fox | June 2, 2021
The European micro-mobility company sees the financing as a sign of confidence in the company... Read More
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Beonprice tops up Series A with €2M
By Linda Fox | June 1, 2021
Beonprice plans to further develop its revenue management technology and boost its team in preparation... Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: NaviSavi is an app for sharing short-form travel videos
By Mitra Sorrells | June 1, 2021
Founded in June 2019, NaviSavi is an app for individuals and businesses to share videos of 30 seconds... Read More
Interview | Startups
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Travello lands $5M investment round to grow travel social network
By Linda Fox | May 31, 2021
Travello, a travel social network, plans to put its latest funding towards further growth and taking... Read More
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Ditching direct: It may be time to reconsider your GDS and OTA connections
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March 1, 2019
Understanding how events affect demand and pricing for the car rental business
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