Profiles

HeyFone looks to make roaming charges a thing of the past by equipping hotel rooms with smartphones

- January 27, 2016 3 MIN READ

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.

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Expedia announces partnership with Aussie startup Booking Boss

- January 8, 2016 2 MIN READ

Sydney based startup Booking Boss announced they have secured a partnership deal with online travel giant Expedia. The partnership will help connect tour operators and trade distributors in a more efficient way. This is a great milestone for the Aussie startup and has proved their commitment to global expansion.

Profiles

TravelTech startup Bindle pivots and enters slightly more competitive ‘experiences’ market

- October 14, 2015 2 MIN READ

Bindle was one of many TravelTech startups that launched in Australia last year. A majority of them have not been able to generate enough traction to warrant them sticking around to the point of monetisation. Bindle, however, which raised around $90,000 to test and refine its concept and prove product-market fit, decided to scale back some of its features and switch its target market.