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Grabr Wins EyeforTravel’s Startup Awards SeatWizer Runner-up

    Grabr won the EyeforTravel's Startup Awards and SeatWizer was runner-up as part of the 1-day Startup Village at the San Francisco Summit 2016. The Startup Village 1-day event included an entrepreneur panel, investor panel and 10 … [Continue reading]

INTEREL WMS Wins HTNG TechOvation Award

By: Mike Coletta, Managing Director at Travel Startups Incubator I attended the HTNG (Hotel Technology Next Generation) conference in Amelia Island, Florida on March 1-3, 2016 participating as a judge at the TechOvation Awards along with 16 other … [Continue reading]

bd4travel and DUFL Win Travel Technology Europe Disrupt Awards

bd4travel wins the Travel Technology Disrupt award. See pics from the event below. DUFL wins the Business Travel Disrupt award. The Travel Startups Incubator team attended the Travel Technology Europe conference in London Feb 24,25. We helped … [Continue reading]

Do you have what it takes?

I was speaking with an investor on the phone recently. I described that we were raising capital to build Travel Startups Incubator into a $1B global business. I could tell right away he didn’t know much about travel technology. He had a lot of … [Continue reading]

Travel Startups Incubator Invests in Hotel Inventory Asset Tracking & Analytics Platform TraknProtect

Travel Startups Incubator is pleased to announce our investment in TraknProtect. Designed to ensure hotels know where their physical assets are located in the hotel at all times, TraknProtect’s proprietary technology provides real-time location of … [Continue reading]

Come Meet Us at Travel Technology Europe Feb 24, 25 in London

Startups, Corporate Partners and Investors please come meet the Travel Startups Incubator Managing Partners Matt & Nicole Zito at Travel Technology Europe February 24 & 25 at Olympia in London. We are stand #120E on the 2nd floor in the … [Continue reading]

Travel Startups Incubator Launches Investment Operations in India

We recently announced our entry into India as a seed-stage travel technology with TravHQ.com a travel news media site for Indian travel tech startups. India is a large global market. 1.2B people with estimates of 300M-500M people coming into the … [Continue reading]

Startup Village 2016: March 14 San Francisco – Eye For Travel Mobile and Innovation Summit

EyeforTravel's Startup Village consists of a morning bootcamp featuring conferences sessions with top travel entreprenuers as well as an afternoon Start-up Awards competition during which 12 travel start-ups will deliver a pitch to the judges, … [Continue reading]

Travel Startups Incubator invests in Biz Airlines a Business Travel Mobile Booking Solution

Travel Startups Incubator is pleased to announce our investment in Biz Airlines. Using embedded airline routing business intelligence, Biz Airlines offers executives the most cost-effective, efficient way to get where they need to go. Biz Airlines … [Continue reading]

An OTA Killer Arrives?

A new mobile travel application is infiltrating the consumer travel industry that we believe will change how travelers plan and ultimately purchase travel. We’ve coined this new travel application, “mobile travel chat” (MTC). Riding the waves of … [Continue reading]

Travel Startups Incubator invests in PanTrek an Online Booking Engine for Inter-City Bus Transportation in Latin America

Travel Startups Incubator is pleased to announce our investment in PanTrek (BETA) an Online Booking Engine for Inter-City Bus Transportation in Latin America. The “Expedia of Latin America Bus Travel,” PanTrek provides company profiles, user … [Continue reading]

Proxce wins Most Innovative Startup Company at Phocuswright Travel Innovation Summit

Travel Startups Incubator portfolio company Proxce won "The Most Innovative Startup Company" at the Phocuswright Travel Innovation Summit, one of the most coveted travel startups awards in the world. Africabookings another TSI portfolio company had a … [Continue reading]

Mike Coletta joins Travel Startups Incubator as Managing Director

We are pleased to announce that Mike Coletta has joined Travel Startups Incubator (TSI) as Managing Director. Mike will be opening up a New York City office for TSI, helping us on-board investors to our investor network, working with our startups and … [Continue reading]

Travel Startups Incubator partners with the Islands of Tahiti to launch a Smart Tourism Nation

A new Innovation partnership deal among Tahiti Innovation Labs (TIL), Travel Startups Incubator (TSI) and the Ministry of Tourism for French Polynesia was announced today and will set the stage for the French Polynesian islands to become the next … [Continue reading]

Fluent wins Innovation in Travel Awards at TDS America with Chronicles of Earth & MATTR Runners-Up

Fluent's text/image translation mobile app wins Eye For Travel's TDS America Startup & Innovation Awards. Chronicles of Earth & MATTR take Runner-ups. A total of 12 startups pitched. Triptease - Providing transparency on 3rd … [Continue reading]

Travel Startups Incubator invests in Chronicles of Earth the Trusted Travel Network

Travel Startups Incubator is pleased to announce our investment in Chronicles of the Earth, a mobile app aimed at adventure travelers. Chronicles of Earth, in beta and available in the Apple App Store is a mobile app and trusted network for … [Continue reading]

FlitWays grows TSI’s investment by 430% to scale to $550K (TTM) in 2015 now raising $500K in a seed-series

10 months ago, FlitWays raised $25,000 investment from Travel Startup Incubator and they used the $25,000 to increase their revenue by 430% within 4 months. FlitWays is now raising $150K-$1M via Flashfunders and the Travel Startups Investor … [Continue reading]

The Take Off – Creating the Next Great Travel Startup

Matt Zito, Managing Partner of Travel Startups Incubator participated with other travel startup founders and Amadeus in a 3 part video series produced by Skift about what it takes to create a startup in the travel industry. Watch the video below … [Continue reading]

There will be blood

  Is your company bleeding, getting ready to die? Are you waiting there for something to click? I know some of you are hurting. Well actually many of you are hurting. We’ve estimated that potentially 40%- 50% of the startups we fund … [Continue reading]

Travel Startups Incubator invests in Jolie a Luxury On-Demand Chauffeur Service Platform

Travel Startups Incubator is pleased to announce our investment in Jolie a luxury on-demand chauffeur service platform. Jolie focuses on connecting clients with professional ground service providers across the lifestyle industries, allowing for a … [Continue reading]

Travel Startups Incubator invests in VidPal an On-Demand Travel Destination Video Platform

Travel Startups Incubator is pleased to announce our investment in VidPal an On-Demand travel destination video platform launched in New York City. The VidPalTravel.com platform gives video freelancers paid opportunities to the freelance video … [Continue reading]

Your Travel Startup just lost $1M.

Over the last few months we have moved into fundraising mode here at Travel Startups Incubator. We just launched the Travel Technology Investor Platform to help our startups expand their reach in accessing angel investors, VCs and strategic … [Continue reading]

Travel Startups Incubator Launches Travel Technology Investment Platform Connecting Travel Tech Startups Directly with Investors

The platform is the first of its kind in the travel technology industry, giving more exposure to travel tech startups as they seek to raise vital series seed funding. Travel Startups Incubator (TSI) announced today the launch of its Travel … [Continue reading]

Travel technology the travel industry needs.

View image | gettyimages.com A few entrepreneurs recently emailed me asking, what does the travel industry need. This is a great question, so I thought this would be the perfect time to shed some light on what we have seen come thru the incubator, … [Continue reading]

Start-up & Innovation in Travel Awards 2015 Submissions Due by July 31

The Startup & Innovation in Travel Awards are being held on October 19, 20 in Las Vegas at TDS North America, Eye For Travel's largest USA based event for travel tech executives and startups. I am excited to be asked to participate as a judge … [Continue reading]

Travel Startups Incubator and Skyscanner announce Innovation Partnership

Skyscanner, a leading global travel search engine for flights, hotels and car hire, has entered into an Innovation Partnership with Travel Startups Incubator to help the incubators portfolio companies gain access to the Skyscanner for Business API’s … [Continue reading]

Travel Startups Incubator invests in Africabookings

Travel Startups Incubator is pleased to announce our investment in Africabookings, a hotel bedbank (wholesaler) with offices based out of Zimbabwe, Africa and the UK. Africabookings is lead by founder and CEO Bruce Tapping and a investment group of … [Continue reading]

Travel Startups Incubator and Amadeus announce Strategic Alliance

New Amadeus program features strategic alliance with Travel Startups Incubator to deliver best-in-class travel technology and expertise. Amadeus, a leading technology partner for the global travel industry, announced today the launch of “Amadeus for … [Continue reading]

An Open Developer Sandbox and API Platform for the global travel industry.

View image | gettyimages.com API’s are all I think about lately on the Business Development side of work I do for the startups in our portfolio. Every startup is either looking to distribute their API or acquire an API from a 3rd party travel … [Continue reading]

Trveler Traction Days

Listen in as we interview Pablo Chavez the Founder of Trveler for Traction Days. Contacts: Pablo Chavez pchavez@trveler.com Phone: 1-888-510-1154 Website: http://www.trveler.com … [Continue reading]