Travel Tech 2017
From apps to websites, let’s explore some companies that make our travel lives a little easier, shall we?
We learned many things at this year’s Skift Travel forum, including that there is no shortage of travel tech coming to the forefront (beyond the usual suspects, from Trip Advisor, Hotels, Hotel Tonight, Expedia, Orbitz, Airbnb, etc). Their annual Travel Tech 250 is a killer list that should absolutely be explored in detail when you have a moment (assuming you are interested 😉 with genres including inspiration, alternative accommodations, business travel, tours & activities, vacations & tours, deal sites, messaging, ground transport, OTS, metasearch and niche.
They also recently accumulated a list of 17 top startups in 2017, a mix of consumer and business-to-business models, only including startups that have raised less than $15 million in funding. See below:
Skift’s Top Travel Startups for 2017
Airhelp: Like a travel lawyer on speed dial
Alice: Like a shared hotel to-do-list for the post-Walkie Talkie era
Baoku: Like Asia’s version of KDS
Flyr: Like Moneyball applied to travel
Freebird: Like an on-call airline gate agent
Gopili: Like a Skyscanner for rail, bus, and car-share as well as plane
Hotels.ng: Like an Expedia for West Africa
IreckonU: Like a mobile-first hotel command station
LocusLabs: Like an enhanced Google Maps for airports
LodgIQ: Like an IBM Watson for hotel revenue managers
MilesLife: Like a mileage card for your phone
Repup: Like a Medallia for India
Tiqets: Like a Ticketmaster for museums
TourRadar: Like a Viator for multi-day group tours and river cruises
Travefy: Like if Apple built tools for travel agents
Traxo: Like a Roomba for company travel data
Viajala: Like a Momondo for Latin America
Got more? Let’s hear about them!
Author: Carrie Mitchell
Carrie Mitchell is the founder and content director of L’Aventure Travel. She has traveled to over 40 countries, is the host of the Suitcase Sojourn Podcast, and author of the children’s travel book “To Be We: The Adventures of Owen and Lucy”. A writer, producer, entrepreneur, and communications strategist, Carrie is always seeking to learn from people and places around the world.