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Five travel startups hack HotelTonight and taxi apps in the U.S. and abroad

If there were ever a question whether travelers from different cultures have similar concerns, one would only have to look at the global startup scene. Developers in Hanoi are working on the same problem as entrepreneurs in Chicago, and travelers in both destinations are downloading apps and testing new sites to find cheap deals on the go.

This week’s SkiftSeedlings looks at five startups that were founded in five different countries, but all fall into two camps: same-day hotel booking apps and taxi-booking apps. The pain points they’re trying to solve are very similar, but the regulations, customers, and competitions they face in their current markets are not.

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