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March April 2017
For Business, Corporate Travel & Meeting Buyers & Arrangers

8 travel tech start ups you need to know about

With the market saturated with new products and tech companies, BBT takes a look at some of the travel technology start ups that are catching the eye of corporates...

Flyr A fare prediction start-up with early financial backing from the investment arm of insurance firm AXA and seed funding of US$3.7 million.

Travelbank An expense management website and app that helps corporates predict travel costs and provides travellers with a budget. It has US$10 million in funding.

Conichi An app that uses beacons within hotels to improve the traveller experience, with financial backing from hotel portal HRS.

Trippeo A travel booking and expense management app with undisclosed start-up funding.

Hyper A travel booking assistance application which uses chat to help travellers. It has received just over US$1 million in seed funding

Freebird A service which reboots disrupted airline passengers. It has received US$3.5 million in funding and signed a deal with Corporate Traveller.

Upside A service aimed at smaller companies that rewards travellers with gift cards for well-known brands if they are prepared to be flexible and save money on their travel.

Travo A start-up for business travellers who don’t use a TMC to help find the best airfares and accommodation, which it then packages up into an itinerary. It has funding of US$2.4 million.

Read the full article on new tech start ups from the January/February issue of BBT

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