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Travel startups: Please focus on the customer, not on the VCs and your exit
The author points out that the customer is not really the main target of a startup. The main target is the venture capitalist – and the exit strategy.
Feeding The Beast in travel might work for startups but is not helping in the long term
Travel brands must earn well on sales to thrive. Feeding The Beast exacerbates the situation, making things harder to fix as time goes by.
Travel startups and celebrities – strategic value or PR puff?
Perhaps in the cut-throat world of startups, getting the financial backing of a celebrity helps startups to get some capital and a few dozen extra headlines in the press. But the tie-in with a celebrity puts additional pressure on the startup.
Can consumer travel startups make it without being bought?
The author introduces five well-known consumer travel startups from recent years, pointing out that the magic formula depends on team, timing, product, and a whole bunch of luck.
Did Foursquare just kill a bunch of trip planning startups?
Foursquare this week launched its Explore feature on the web, an effort termed as: “Personalized search for the real world.”
Why travel startups always seem to suffer from the same problems
I love reviewing the Tnooz TLabs Showcase submissions and, perhaps rather morbidly, the subsequent 12-month follow-up TLabs Reprise, where we discover what went wrong (or right).
Travel startups should go big or go home – oh really?
Despite every startup claiming to be approaching a problem in a different way, you can actually divide them into four categories.
Startups: Five tips for understanding the whole travel ecosystem
This is a guest article by John Grant, executive vice president, airport strategy & marketing at ASM Ltd., a UBM Aviation company.
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