Articles tagged “startups”

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 days ago

Business Travel Startup Upside Raises $50 Million at $200 Million Valuation

Business Travel Startup Upside Raises $50 Million at $200 Million Valuation

Gerrit De Vynck, Bloomberg

Priceline co-founder Jay Walker is looking to reinvent how smaller companies buy corporate travel. Investors see the potential in his play to reward business travelers themselves for travel choices that save their companies money.

2 days ago

Asia Tours Startup Triip Adds Accommodations to Cope With Last-Minute Bookings

Asia Tours Startup Triip Adds Accommodations to Cope With Last-Minute Bookings

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Startup Triip is now doing the reverse of unicorn Airbnb: Triip is adding lodging to experiences, powered by Booking.com. But it remains to be seen if this move will be enough to enable Triip to retain its novelty.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

2 weeks ago

Airbnb Is Flush With the Money It’s Making Outside the United States

Airbnb Is Flush With the Money It’s Making Outside the United States

Patrick Whyte, Skift

As a private company Airbnb isn't required to publicly disclose much when it comes to its finances. What is clear from analysing the accounts of Airbnb Payments UK Ltd., however, is just how much money is swilling about the company.

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

1 month ago

Disrupting Brexit Is the UK Tech Industry’s Biggest Challenge

Disrupting Brexit Is the UK Tech Industry’s Biggest Challenge

Patrick Whyte, Skift

While an attempt by tech leaders in the UK to try to maintain the country’s position as a hub is laudable, the direction the current government is heading in means that many of its key suggestions are likely to be ignored.

1 month 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.

1 month ago

Startup Boom Technology Aims to Revive Supersonic Flights Under New Model

Startup Boom Technology Aims to Revive Supersonic Flights Under New Model

Justin Bachman , Bloomberg

The demand is there for a next-generation supersonic aircraft but startup Boom Technologies needs to prove that it can nail the economics.

2 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.

2 months ago