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Google Ventures On How To Design A Killer Website

Google Ventures On How To Design A Killer Website | Travel Startup Hub | Scoop.it
To build the best consumer website, go shopping, says GV's Michael Margolis.
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13 Podcasts Every Entrepreneur Should Listen To

13 Podcasts Every Entrepreneur Should Listen To | Travel Startup Hub | Scoop.it
Check out these 13 Podcasts Every Entrepreneur Should Listen To. If you're serious about your success start with these and see how your horizon widens!
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Tobias P. Schirmer from Berlin on connecting ecosystems | Lisbon Investment Summit - YouTube

Investor from Berlin, Tobias P. Schirmer, speaks about the challenge to connect all the entrepreneurial ecosystems in Europe. « The accelerator is actually p...
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All hail the global taxi app


After unsuccessfully trying to catch a cab one night, Tallis Gomes got an idea that would grow into Easy Taxi, a global company that’s making it easier to get a ride.

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TENDANCE : La révolution du tourisme collaboratif passera-t-elle par les agences de voyages ?

TENDANCE : La révolution du tourisme collaboratif passera-t-elle par les agences de voyages ? | Travel Startup Hub | Scoop.it

Airbnb, Blablacar, Drivy... Ceux que vous considérez comme vos concurrents, deviendront-ils des partenaires ? Quels sont les intérêts pour les professionnels du tourisme à collaborer avec les acteurs de l’économique dite collaborative ?


Via Fabien Raimbaud (MOPA), E-tourisme
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Optimising the hotel booking experience

Optimising the hotel booking experience | Travel Startup Hub | Scoop.it

Today’s consumers want better choices - they're visiting up to 20 sites before making a booking in order to get a good experience with the best price. According to a study from the Hotel Asset Managers Association, third-party commissions rose at twice the rate of revenue from 2009-2012. Customer acquisition costs in the hotel industry are on average 15% to 25% of total revenue, more than four times the 3% to 6% seen in airlines and the 4% to 6% in car rentals. These statistics suggest that hotels are not providing the best prices and booking experiences for consumers. The fact that many consumers are leaving and booking elsewhere demonstrates what a huge opportunity this is for hotels. Consumers would be happy to book directly if given a reason. Brand.com websites and hotel booking engines have become a very homogenised experience, with consumers believing that the best prices can be found at third-party sites. Click here to learn more.


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Festival IN - Inovação e Criatividade - Portugal Startups

Festival IN - Inovação e Criatividade - Portugal Startups | Travel Startup Hub | Scoop.it
IN Festival, the biggest event of Innovation and Creativity held in Iberian Peninsula returns this year. The Secretary of State for Culture, Jorge Barreto Xavier, will participate in the official presentation of the festival that takes place next Wednesday, the 11th February, at 2:30pm, in the Taguspark’s Congress Centre, in Oeiras. Connecting the networks in network is the main theme of IN Festival 2 nd edition. The aim is to affirm Lisbon as a Creative City, contributing to put the Portuguese capital in the international networks of Creative Cities.
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B-guest closes investment with Portugal Ventures

B-guest closes investment with Portugal Ventures | Travel Startup Hub | Scoop.it
Portuguese startup, B-Guest, closes round of investment with Portugal Ventures to turn into a global startup.
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Simpki, félicité pour son moteur d’inspiration basé sur le budget

Simpki, félicité pour son moteur d’inspiration basé sur le budget | Travel Startup Hub | Scoop.it
Simpki a remporté le start-up Contest de Next Tourisme, dans la catégorie « Service au voyageur ».
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List & Hunt Presents: YCombinator's Startups For Millennials (Winter 2015 Class) - UpStarted

List & Hunt Presents: YCombinator's Startups For Millennials (Winter 2015 Class) - UpStarted | Travel Startup Hub | Scoop.it
For those who do not know, Y Combinator is a great accelerator out of Silicon Valley that has been behind companies such as Airbnb and Dropbox. They have been at the top of the best accelerator lists for the past few years and for some going
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Startup Stories Series: Oyster's Path From Near-Collapse to TripAdvisor Acquisition

Startup Stories Series: Oyster's Path From Near-Collapse to TripAdvisor Acquisition | Travel Startup Hub | Scoop.it
Prospects looked bleak in June 2013 for Oyster.com, a website that featured realistic and professionally taken hotel photos and expert reviews, when it fired most of its staff and put itself up for sale.

It appeared as though Oyster’s journey would turn out to be a sadly familiar story in the annals of travel startups, another unhappy ending.
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4 New Travel Startups for the Mobile-Obsessed Road Warrior

4 New Travel Startups for the Mobile-Obsessed Road Warrior | Travel Startup Hub | Scoop.it
These mobile apps aim to improve the travel experience by giving users exactly what they need in the palm of their hands. >> Voyagic is an itinerary
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Startup pitch: Ventoura drops into P2P tours, mobile only

Startup pitch: Ventoura drops into P2P tours, mobile only | Travel Startup Hub | Scoop.it
Ventoura is a travel startup with a mobile-only approach to booking P2P tours and activities for travelers and local tour guides.
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Developers in the Emerald Isle - craic the code at THack Dublin

Developers in the Emerald Isle - craic the code at THack Dublin | Travel Startup Hub | Scoop.it
Developers in the Republic of Ireland are getting their first chance to participate in an open travel hackathon over the weekend of May 9-10 2015.
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How to connect with local entrepreneurs on your next trip

How to connect with local entrepreneurs on your next trip | Travel Startup Hub | Scoop.it
Startuptravels is made for folks like me who are always seeking a reason to connect, learn, grow and further their business lives while traveling.
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London Premium | JiTT Audio City Guide & Tour Planner with Offline Maps

Just in Time Tourist launches ‪#‎AppleWatch‬ version. ‪#‎JiTTapp‬ is one of the first travel guide apps to launch on Apple Watch version. There’s already great excitement and anticipation for the latest Apple gadget, which will be available from 24 April.

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How Simple Questions Lead to Great Innovations

How Simple Questions Lead to Great Innovations | Travel Startup Hub | Scoop.it
There is a myth that successful companies begin with grandiose ambitions. The implication is that entrepreneurs should start with megalomaniac goals in order to succeed. To the contrary, my observation is that great companies began by wondering about simple things, and this leads to asking simple questions that beget companies:
Therefore, what? This question arises when you spot or predict a trend and wonder about its consequences. It works like this: “Everyone will have a smartphone with a came

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Eric_Determined / Eric Silverstein's curator insight, April 22, 12:48 PM

If you had to come up with one keyword when it comes to #innovation, what would you use?


I would start with #Simplicity, share yours.


Sir Richard Branson: “Complexity is your enemy. Any fool can make something complicated. It is hard to keep things simple.”


#CX  In a #Mobile First world, continuous opportunities for improvement.

ProPM Canada's curator insight, April 28, 10:47 AM

Hands-free, integrated car stereos, smart thermostats,...all responses to a need that were simple and logical.

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Learning to Take the Pulse of an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem | Kauffman.org

Learning to Take the Pulse of an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem | Kauffman.org | Travel Startup Hub | Scoop.it
When it comes to creating the conditions that allow entrepreneurs to thrive – that is, well-functioning entrepreneurial ecosystems – policymakers often wonder whether what they are seeking can be quantified.
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Startup pitch: Qaribu wants to be the go to social online travel agency

Startup pitch: Qaribu wants to be the go to social online travel agency | Travel Startup Hub | Scoop.it
Proving there may be life in the social travel concept is Qaribu, a startup which is part trip planning, part online travel agency, part social network.
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Portuguese BestTables acquired by TripAdvisor

Portuguese BestTables acquired by TripAdvisor | Travel Startup Hub | Scoop.it
With a network of more than 1200 restaurants, BestTables was acquired by TripAdvisor.
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The Skills That Make Entrepreneurs Extraordinary

The Skills That Make Entrepreneurs Extraordinary | Travel Startup Hub | Scoop.it
An author finds what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur.
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Un bracelet connecté conçu pour les pros du tourisme

Un bracelet connecté conçu pour les pros du tourisme | Travel Startup Hub | Scoop.it
PayinTech est une start-up incubée au Welcome City Lab. Gagnante du Start-up Content Next Tourisme dans la catégorie service professionnel face à GuestApp et MajorCoach, elle propose de faire ses achats avec un bracelet connecté dans un contexte touristique. Une façon pour les pros du Tourisme d’améliorer l’expérience des clients, mais aussi de récolter des données.

L’aventure PayinTech a d’abord commencé dans l’univers des tournois sportifs et des festivals de musique. La société s’appelait alors MyBee Events et distribuait des bracelets connectés en guise de portefeuille. Forts de ces premiers succès, les deux fondateurs, Bertrand Sylvestre et Jean-Rémi Kouchakji, ont décidé d’utiliser cette base technologique et ce savoir-faire pour la lancer dans le secteur du Tourisme. PayinTech est né en 2013 et a intégré le Welcome City Lab début 2014.

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