Articles tagged “skiftseedlings”

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5 New Travel Startups Creating a Smarter Future For Digital Payments

5 New Travel Startups Creating a Smarter Future For Digital Payments

Dan Peltier, Skift

Peer-to-peer payment platforms, digital wallets and cryptocurrencies are no longer the things of science fiction. These are the platforms travelers are using to pay for their basic purchases every day. Data show that brands that have adopted these platforms have seen the benefits and returns.

2 years ago

5 New Travel Startups Creating Common Sense Solutions for Navigating Cities

5 New Travel Startups Creating Common Sense Solutions for Navigating Cities

Dan Peltier, Skift

The future of the world is in cities and these startups want to play a part in that and help travelers get the most out of their urban destinations.

2 years ago

5 New Travel Startups That Really Want to Disrupt Crowded Fields

5 New Travel Startups That Really Want to Disrupt Crowded Fields

Dan Peltier, Skift

Startup fever gives rise to new entrants that believe they have a chance to compete and while some do, most have to fight hard to wrestle any market share away from major travel companies.

2 years ago

5 New Travel Startups Where Tourism Is a Dirty Word

5 New Travel Startups Where Tourism Is a Dirty Word

Dan Peltier, Skift

More companies want to own the entire travel journey and that means getting into the weeds of what travelers do while they're traveling. But tours and activities is hardly an easy sector to enter; throw in so-called expert locals with little tourism training and you're in murky waters.

2 years ago

5 New Travel Startups Creating Solutions for Brands’ Digital Challenges

5 New Travel Startups Creating Solutions for Brands’ Digital Challenges

Dan Peltier, Skift

The travel industry has moved forward on several fronts this year with plenty of obstacles in the way and startups are often a key ingredient in that perseverance and problem-solving.

2 years ago

5 New Travel Startups Helping Hotels Highlight Amenities

5 New Travel Startups Helping Hotels Highlight Amenities

Dan Peltier, Skift

Many guests stay at hotels because of value and the amenities that they get. Hotels should be more helpful in guiding guests towards these amenities with, of course, a human touch.

2 years ago

5 New Travel Startups With New Takes on Local Discovery

5 New Travel Startups With New Takes on Local Discovery

Dan Peltier, Skift

Every travel startup wants to be a travelers' gateway to discovering travel ideas and booking but is a new travel startup any match for the power of Google, the original and likely only effective trip planner?

2 years ago

5 New Travel Startups Helping Travelers Book Holiday Season Flights

5 New Travel Startups Helping Travelers Book Holiday Season Flights

Dan Peltier, Skift

We're heading into one of the busiest and most stressful times of the year for travel but it doesn't have to be that way. These startups can't guarantee you speedy check-in and security lines but they can help assure you that you're getting your miles' worth and making the best booking.

2 years ago

5 New Travel Startups Putting Dining at the Center of Travel

5 New Travel Startups Putting Dining at the Center of Travel

Dan Peltier, Skift

Many would argue that it's easier for travelers to find the perfect meal while traveling. While that may be true, there are also many more options and types of dining available to the average traveler in 2016 that wasn't around a decade ago and there's a sweet spot for startups to learn about dining tastes to find the best possible meal for each traveler.

2 years ago

5 New Travel Startups Taking Photos and Videos to New Heights

5 New Travel Startups Taking Photos and Videos to New Heights

Dan Peltier, Skift

Travel photos and videos have to be compelling and engaging if brands have any hopes of getting bookings and that's where these startups come in.

2 years ago

5 New Travel Startups That Make the Connection Between Mapping and Travel

5 New Travel Startups That Make the Connection Between Mapping and Travel

Dan Peltier, Skift

Maps are more important than ever as location-aware travel technology depends on them and travelers around the world venture into newer and more localized places that aren’t always familiar tour stops.

2 years ago

5 New Travel Startups That Ease Passenger Experience

5 New Travel Startups That Ease Passenger Experience

Dan Peltier, Skift

Many airlines have made technology upgrades to the in-flight passenger experience but backend upgrades are complex and sometime lag. It's clear that consumers can no longer wait patiently when there are major flight disruptions and some of these startups have swooped in to help with the slack.

2 years ago