National Australia Bank (NAB) has announced a collaboration with Chinese payment platform Alipay that will allow its merchants to take payments from customers via Alipay.
Brisbane’sTravello has raised $5 million from private investors to grow its app for travellers and further the development of its new SaaS marketing platform BlueTee.
Helix Leisure, a company in out-of-home entertainment, has announced its acquisition of Sydney startup Booking Boss, a deal completed last July.
Sydney’s ICC launched a VR experience that will allow businesses, travellers, and event organisers to virtually scout out the venue through an app.
Startupbootcamp has launched ‘Energy Australia’, a Melbourne-based accelerator to support startups working in the energy space.
KimKim connects customers looking to book a trip with a travel specialist either based, or well versed in, the country a customer wants to travel to.
Corporate accelerator Slingshot is set to establish itself in Queensland, gaining the state government’s support to launch programs in Brisbane and Cairns.
Alpaca Maps allows users to create and share interactive maps which display content-rich routes and itineraries, showcasing things to see and do at each stop.
Looking to capitalise on the growth of the sports travel market is Australian startup Sports Where I Am, which has created an online community for sports fans, by sports fans.
US virtual reality platform TimeLooper has joined Queensland’s Hot DesQ program to extend its operations and network in Australia. Hot DesQ, launched by QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (QUT CEA) has welcomed its first international startup to the program.
Sydney-based recruitment startup Skilld has today launched its platform to address the high demand of skills in the hospitality industry. Founder of Skilld Gen George, together with the minister for skills and small business John Barilaro will open up the new match-making service to SMEs and skilled workers.
Sydney-based traveltech startup Booking Boss has announced that it has brought on Taronga Zoo as a premier client. The news comes a little over a month after Booking Boss launched its partnership with online travel giant Expedia, highlighting the growth of the platform since its launch two years ago.
Put your hand up if you’ve used the phone in a hotel room more than a dozen times. They are often clunky, confusing to use and, worst of all, expensive. Beyond phoning in for room service, hotel room phones today have never quite seemed to live up to their 80s heyday. But Australian startup HeyFone believes they’re not done just yet – they just need a major revamp, that’s all. The startup, led by founder Brad Byrne, has created a customised smartphone solution for hotels.
Booking Boss has a mission. The startup is dedicated to transforming the travel industry sector by making planning tours, activities and attractions as easy and as accessible as possible – whether it’s for the global traveler or local excursionists.
Some say you never quite know a city until you’ve gone to a game with the locals. Aussie entrepreneur Matt Scully has had the pleasure of travelling around the world, but ticking off ‘must see’ tourist destinations began losing its appeal after a while.