The delta between what people are actually using versus what kinds of travel startups are being started and funded is huge.
We’re keeping an eye on the top downloaded travel apps every day of this Thanksgiving travel week, and Tuesday is the day when the main crush of travel starts traditionally. Today, this is how it stands for top iPhone and iPad travel apps, courtesy AppAdvice.
Note that all of them are utility apps, either in booking, transaction or managing various aspects of the travel value chain. Not one of them is in the social travel/inspiration space where most of the travel startups are getting funded (and failing).