Sydney startup Tipi has created a keyless room entry system, helping to streamline the check in process for travellers at hostels around the world.
Aiming to get travellers through the travel planning and booking process end to end is Melbourne-founded TRAVLR, created by husband and wife team Simon and Lani te Hennepe.
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.
The ‘International Innovation Partnership’, will see Air New Zealand work with JetBlue Technology Ventures to identify, help develop, and implement emerging tech in the travel sector.
Sydney-founded travel startup Seatfrog has raised $8 million in a Series A round led by European venture capital firm Octopus Ventures, with participation from existing backers including HOWZAT Partners.
A passion to help people living with a disability access adventure experiences and plan travel has seen Clair Crowley, founder of The Good Scout Travel Company, pick up the Golden eNVIe at this year’s annual awards.
According to Friend Theory, a millennial has, on average, 180,000 friends worldwide. The platform helps users find them.
Melbourne-founded traveltech startup Roamni built an app that allows locals in an area to record and share guided audio tours for tourists to listen to.
Airbnb is making a play for the luxury travel market, today unveiling a series of new offerings as part of a roadmap for its “core Homes business”.
Helix Leisure, a company in out-of-home entertainment, has announced its acquisition of Sydney startup Booking Boss, a deal completed last July.
“I promised myself I’d never do something half arsed…the decision was already made in my mind that if I was going to do something, I’d do it full time.”
Startupbootcamp has launched ‘Energy Australia’, a Melbourne-based accelerator to support startups working in the energy space.
Mastercard has announced a new partnership with Transport for NSW to allow Sydney ferry commuters to tap-on with their mastercards or mobile wallets.
Catch Group has launched Bon Voyage, a platform allowing travellers to find and book luxury travel experiences.
Finding unique stores in a new city or country can be a challenge for travellers; looking to make it easier through curated guides is Travelshopa.