Top Travel Startups and 4 Other Digital Trends This Week


This week in digital news, we studied young, tech-savvy companies around the world that are really innovating, and picked our most promising favorites. Maybe some will become household names, like the ones joining us at Skift Tech Forum next week.

Throughout the week we post dozens of original stories, connecting the dots across the travel industry, and every weekend we sum it all up. This weekend roundup examines digital trends.

For all of our weekend roundups, go here.

Startups are about ideas, some good and some bad. Skift has put together a list of some of the top travel startups, which we think have some pretty good ideas — far-ranging business models that will help anyone in corporate travel understand the future: What Corporate Travel Can Learn From Top Startups

>>Today’s data scientists know what they don’t know. In other words, they have an appreciation for the complexity of what they are trying to accomplish. Separating the hype from the reality is one of the topics data executives from Kayak and HotelTonight will discuss at our next Forum: Skift Tech Forum Preview: Kayak’s Chief Scientist Confident on Fare Predictions

>>This week’s roundup of travel startup funding includes a Paris-based travel distribution technology company, a San Francisco-based corporate travel booking tool, and a London-based maker of property management software: PerfectStay Raises $17 Million for Distribution Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

>I’m honored to invite you to our first Skift Tech Forum, discussions around the future of retail tech in travel. Great speakers, nearly 400 attendees representing more than 175 companies, you will love it! Why We’re Exploring The Personalization Dilemma at Skift Tech Forum Next Week


Written by Loknath Das