Innovation Partners

Our exclusive Innovation Partners provide critical support for our startups.

In return they receive access to cutting-edge travel technology.

Our Innovation Partners represent the most forward-thinking companies in the travel industry who support travel innovation at the ground level.

As a TSI Innovation Partner, you’ll receive exclusive access (within your travel vertical) to our deal flow as well as our proprietary vetting process to help you target startups and technology that meet your corporate innovation objectives. You’ll also receive monthly or quarterly reports on new technologies entering the market that will affect your business, sponsorship at our events, and branding opportunities at travelstartups.co.

We select one Innovation Partner per travel vertical. Please scroll down for available opportunities.

You Receive:

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Vertical Exclusivity

Exclusive deal and knowledge flow within your travel vertical. Create competitive advantage by gaining access to top global travel technology trends and startups before they go mainstream. Opportunity to brand your company as an innovator in travel.
Example: “Official Hotel Innovation Partner of Travel Startups Incubator.”

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Custom Vetting

Customized Vetting of startups and technology that meet your corporate innovation objectives by our in-house research analysts. We receive applications from and connect with over 1,000 startups per year. On the TSI Platform we provide you online access to view startups that meet your corporate innovation criteria that we have personally vetted on your behalf. Login and view 24/7. Connect directly with the startups or ask us for an introduction.

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Monthly Reports

Monthly reports highlight the top travel technology startups and trends we have vetted for you.

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Corporate Sales

Representation of your products and services to our startup community. If you’re selling services, we will help you gain visibility and new customers early on in their vendor selection process.

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Sponsorship & Branding

Two sponsorships a year at our demo days and special events. Events being planned for November 2016 and March 2017. Branding and marketing opportunities at our website, including a 300×300 banner ad on our homepage at TravelStartups.co.

You Provide:

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Commercial Partnership

Commercial agreement with Travel Startups Incubator to support the Platform. We are looking for cash, investment into TSI and in-kind service business relationships.

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Expertise

Access to key executives in your organization for knowledge and IT Expertise.

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Technology Access

Preferred access to your APIs for our startups to integrate into their technology.

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Opportunities for Startups

Opportunities for our startups to test and pilot technology within the infrastructure and assets of your company.

Current Corporate Innovation Partners:

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GDS

Read more about our partnership with Amadeus here.

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Destination (South Pacific)

Read more here.

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Events

We are seeking one Innovation Partner in each of the following travel verticals:

– Airline
– B2B Services
– Big Data/Analytics
– Car Rental
– Cruise
– Content/Guides
– Destinations (various regions)
– Food/Beverage
– Ground Transportation
– Hotel
– OTA
– Metasearch
– Short-Term Rental
– Theme Park
– Tour Operator
– Travel Association
– Travel Technology
– Travel Management
– University
– Vacation Rental

Partner Testimonials


As a virtual and global incubator partner of Amadeus for Startups, Travel Startups Incubator has supported and helped us grow our program since we launched. As their technology partner of choice, we leverage our program components to support the unique startups they fund. They have been an amazing partner to Amadeus for Startups and we continue to benefit from their insights, expertise, and network of advisors, investors and travel professionals.

Kerri Zeil

Head of Amadeus for Startups, Amadeus


We partnered with Travel Startups Incubator (TSI) to accelerate our access to travel tech innovation and ensure we could transform and quickly iterate the local travel experience. An ambitious goal that couldn’t be served by a single solution but required a broader industry perspective across many experience touch points to create a “Smart Destination”.

With TSI as a key partner, we were able to identify and establish strategic relationships with innovative companies building up critical parts of our “experience” ecosystem. This led to an initiative with Adventure Bucket List to create a unified booking platform for small hospitality and activities solving a critical gap in the discovery and promotion of local services.

Thierry Lehartel

CEO , Tahiti Innovation Labs

We also work with Business Development Partners

Our Business Development Partners are companies we work with on a non-commercial basis. The relationship is limited to introducing startups in our portfolio for potential business development deals and keeping communication open about interesting travel tech trends.

A sampling of our current Business Development Partners: