Each November PhocusWire has begun the Phocuswright Conference with the release of our annual Hot 25 Startups. Here is the list for 2021.
Spanish startup GuruWalk announces obtaining €1 million in seed funding from SeedRocket and other investors to jumpstart free tours.
Hotelbeds has announced another update on further senior management appointments for the company. According to the news, Joaquin Garcia is now Regional Director of Wholesale Sales for Northern and Centre Europe, and Luis Miguel Vazquez is the Regional Director for the South and Eastern Europe. Both will report directly to Sam Turner, the Wholesale Sales and Sourcing Director with […]
Berlin social travel startup Mapify has announced raising $1 million in seed funding from U.S. and Europe-based funds and angel investors.
Travelzoo® (NASDAQ: TZOO), a global publisher of exclusive offers and experiences for members, has taken home four top honors at this year’s Stevie Awards® for Sales and Customer Service.
Hamburg-based Dreamlines has announced its most recent investment round of €18 million euro. This is the latest backing of the online cruise marketplace in the last 12 months.
News Kayak founder Paul English has just raised $15 million in funding for his Lola Travel Co. is a shot in the arm for a travel tech industry stagnant since months. According to the news, Lola received a fresh infusion of capital from Charles River Ventures, General Catalyst and Accel.. Here’s a brief snapshot of a new company that says it’s going to provide on-demand, personal service to the world of travelers.
Two cutting edge transportation startups, Lyft and Uber, they’ve done a good job of marketing anything and everything that could help them convert. Long billed as green friendly ride share services, the two have pledge in the past to help reduce the number of cars on the road.
The travel startup niche is a lot less active these days than it once was. The big names, TripAdvisor, Kayak, Airbnb, Uber, and a slew of others have snatched the attention and loyalty of many. Right now these, are in a sort of “no holds barred” competition to become the Facebook of travel, with a lot of niche value going on in between. Speaking of niches, there’s a lot of room for traveler utility and for developing to sell startup action too.
The European Commission has launched the 3rd edition of the Tech All Stars Competition for finding Europe’s best startups from EU accelerators, incubators and web camps. This year’s competition invites a dozen of Europe’s best talents to get connected with funding and more.
If you ever dreamed of visiting far off places, and staying in a home away from home, Trustedhousesitters is just the ticket. Likewise, if you need someone you can trust to take care of your house while you are away, and maybe even your pets, then this service makes all the sense in the world.
With apps rapidly coming on as contenders for digital travel booking dominance, popular hotel booking app HotelTonight has just announced launching in Germany and Switzerland.
Today I ran across an interesting travel startup called TouristEye. Co-founders of the Madrid, Spain sartup, Javier Fernández Escribano, Ariel Cámus, and their partner Diego JimÃ©nez have done a pretty amazing job with something under half a million in funding so far. Here is my 123 on the startup so far.
This will be the shortest analysis post I have written out of many thousands. Many people wonder how come all the fuss over OTAs, commissions, and saving a buck where hotel bookings are concerned. The following little bits of info play into the “why” of online booking analysis.
When I saw that TechCrunch had announced Russian travel startup OneTwoTrip’s recent $9 million funding round, I have to admit I was skeptical. For one thing, even though the Russian Federation has some of the world’s best programmers and developers, in general web entities from there generally suck. And pretty bad too.