Articles tagged “skiftseedlings”

5 Travel Startups Popularizing Installment Payments for Vacations

5 Travel Startups Popularizing Installment Payments for Vacations

Sean O'Neill, Skift

In the past nine months, a group of relatively low-profile startups began signing up brands like Expedia and United Vacations to the concept of layaway plans for buying travel.

5 days ago

Four Small Online Travel Companies That Are Going International

Four Small Online Travel Companies That Are Going International

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Venture capital firms are turbo-charging the European expansion of the Dutch group Otravo and the French startup MisterFly. Elsewhere, Rehlat and Jumia Travel are taking flight.

2 weeks ago

4 New Travel Startups Helping Hotels Engage With Guests

4 New Travel Startups Helping Hotels Engage With Guests

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Tink Labs is a standout Hong Kong company in the hotel ecosystem. It attracted $170 million in funding to make its Handy loaner smartphones a free amenity in hotels worldwide. But we found some other companies that are also offering promising tools for hoteliers.

1 month ago

5 New Travel Startups From India That Have Momentum

5 New Travel Startups From India That Have Momentum

Sean O'Neill, Skift

India's public company stars MakeMyTrip and Yatra get all the attention in travel. But several startups have the execution chops and the support of experts like Sequoia Capital and Amadeus to thrive in providing services to the country's online population, now numbering more than 400 million.

2 months ago

5 New Travel Startups From China That Challenge the Status Quo

5 New Travel Startups From China That Challenge the Status Quo

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Chinese travel startups are innovating, not cloning, these days. For instance, Zanadu is using virtual reality to sell luxury travel in real world shops, Baoku is bringing integrated workflows to corporate travel planners, and Aipinji is applying an Uber-like user interface to an old-school wholesaler model.

2 months ago

5 New Travel Startups Helping Brands Work With a Universe of Influencers

5 New Travel Startups Helping Brands Work With a Universe of Influencers

Dan Peltier, Skift

While influencers help many brands break into communities they want to reach, travel brands shouldn't forget that ordinary travelers also post millions of photos and videos that help people decide where to book their trips.

2 months ago

5 New Travel Startups Knocking Out Winter Blues With Boat Rentals

5 New Travel Startups Knocking Out Winter Blues With Boat Rentals

Dan Peltier, Skift

Boating holidays have always been popular for the rich and famous, but with the rise of platforms to connect boat owners with consumers who want a quick weekend getaway, boat rentals have become even more serious business and are more accessible to travelers.

2 months ago

5 New Travel Startups Saying Hello to 2017 With Some Momentum

5 New Travel Startups Saying Hello to 2017 With Some Momentum

Dan Peltier, Skift

Another year of travel startup trials and tribulations is about to come to a close. Here's a look at a few companies that survived that are heading into the new year with some momentum.

3 months ago

5 New Travel Startups Making Iconic Attractions More Appealing

5 New Travel Startups Making Iconic Attractions More Appealing

Dan Peltier, Skift

Adding new attractions in a destination is a great start to attract new and repeat visitors. But making sure travelers can digitally engage with those attractions is often the most important step that comes next.

3 months ago

5 New Travel Startups Keeping Convenience at the Core of Every Trip

5 New Travel Startups Keeping Convenience at the Core of Every Trip

Dan Peltier, Skift

These five startups take problems that reduce the convenience factor and show how simplifying the small details of a trip goes a long way.

3 months ago

5 Travel Startups Speeding Up Inter-City Trips and Transfers

5 Travel Startups Speeding Up Inter-City Trips and Transfers

Dan Peltier, Skift

Travelers need more affordable ways to travel between cities. As urban cores continue to expand and cities become more interconnected, these startups' ideas will be analyzed more closely.

4 months ago

5 New Travel Startups Creating Disruption on Fault Lines of the Travel Industry

5 New Travel Startups Creating Disruption on Fault Lines of the Travel Industry

Dan Peltier, Skift

While many of the challengers to legacy brands and systems have gained legitimacy and formed partnerships this year, we're still in the early stages of the eruptions along the fault lines of travel. Here are a few startups placing their bets in the midst of this.

4 months ago