This article showcases our top picks for the best Germany based Travel companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Travel industry, but are all exceptional startups and companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top Germany Travel Companies
Lilium is an aviation company developing an emissions-free regional air mobility service. It has designed and prototyped the Lilium Jet, a brand-new type of aircraft that will enable it to deliver regional journeys that are considerably faster than rail or road, yet competitive in price.
The demonstrator aircraft first flew in 2019 and is a five-seater, fully-electric aircraft that can take-off and land vertically (eVTOL). Lilium expects to service a sizeable global market demand by connecting communities at a fraction of the cost of conventional high-speed infrastructure, with zero operating emissions..
FlixMobility is a young mobility provider, offering new alternatives for convenient, affordable and environmentally-friendly travel via the FlixBus and FlixTrain brands. Thanks to a unique business model and innovative technology, the startup has quickly established Europe’s largest long-distance bus network and launched the first green long-distance trains in 2018 as well as a pilot project for all-electric buses in Germany and France.
Since 2013, FlixMobility has changed the way over 100 million people have traveled throughout Europe and created thousands of new jobs in the mobility industry. In 2018, FlixMobility launched FlixBus USA to bring this new travel alternative to the United States.
From locations throughout Europe and the United States, the FlixTeam handles technology development, network planning, operations control, marketing & sales, quality management and continuous product expansion. The daily scheduled service and green FlixBus fleet is managed by bus partners from regional SMEs, while FlixTrain operates in cooperation with private train companies.
Through these partnerships, innovation, entrepreneurial spirit and a strong international brand meet the experience and quality of tradition. The unique combination of technology start-up, e-commerce platform and classic transport company has positioned FlixMobility as a leader against major international corporations, permanently changing the European mobility landscape..
With more than $150 million raised in funding, HomeToGo (hometogo.com) is the world’s largest vacation rental search engine. It allows you to easily search and compare over 17 million accommodation offers in over 200 countries from more than 800 partners, including: Airbnb, Booking.com, VRBO, HomeAway, and TripAdvisor.
With intuitive features such as flexible dates, users can find their ideal vacation rental according to their preferred destination, travel dates, budget, and amenities. HomeToGo was founded 2014 by Dr.
Patrick Andrae, Wolfgang Heigl, and Nils Regge. It includes the brands Tripping.com and CASAMUNDO.
The Berlin-based company currently employs more than 170 people and operates 23 local websites in Europe, America and Asia-Pacific. HomeToGo’s investors include Insight Venture Partners, Lakestar, Princeville Global, DN Capital, Acton Capital Partners, Global Founders Capital, Perpetual Investors, and mojo.capital..
Holidu is one of the fastest-growing travel tech companies worldwide that aims to finally make the search and booking of vacation rentals easy. Its search engine uses proprietary image recognition technology to compare the prices of millions of rental properties across hundred of websites including Airbnb, Booking.com, and Homeaway.
This enables users to quickly find the ideal accommodation and to save up to 55% on their bookings. It was founded in 2014 by brothers Johannes and Michael Siebers and is headquartered in Munich, Bayern, Germany..
Limehome is a hospitality startup that combines the quality standard of a hotel with the coziness and comfort of an apartment. They offer nightly stays for a weekend away as well as discounted monthly rates for longer project stays or business trips (subject to availability).
The company digital entry system allows its guests to enter their suite anytime after 4pm and the guest receive their personal access codes via SMS and e-mail on the arrival day. Limehome automates all conventional processes of hotel business from pricing, booking, check-in, cleaning, customer service to invoicing.
It also offers guests a completely digitized journey with large, stylish suites featuring Scandinavian design, which would be extremely expensive in common three- to four-star hotels. Limehome was founded in 2018 and is based in Munich, Bayern, Germany..
Blacklane’s global chauffeur service brings peace of mind to travelers moving through a fast-paced world. The crew’s dedication to safety, reliability, and smart technology places Blacklane at the forefront of a new era of stress-free travel.
Since 2017, the company has been carbon-neutral, combining a five-star guest experience with care for the planet. Upgrade your travels on Blacklane’s mobile apps or website..
Comtravo is a travel and tourism company that specializes in travel management, business travel, and online booking. It features machine learning and software platforms that help SMEs to book, manage, and expense their business travel.
The company was founded in 2015 and headquartered in Berlin, Germany.. .
Homelike is an online platform for temporary furnished apartment and serviced apartment rentals for businesses and corporate travelers.
Zizoo is a leading boat holiday platform. Zizoo is digitalising and transforming the boat rental industry (worth an estimated €33 billion), which is 10 years behind any other travel sector.
They are building a global digital booking platform and website connecting suppliers (charter companies) to travelers worldwide, similar to “Booking.com for Boats”. Zizoo also provides charter companies with a powerful inventory management tool and business intelligence.
They are making boat holidays affordable and accessible to everyone (bookings starts from €20 a day). Zizoo is a boat rental marketplace where you can select a boat in a location of your choice and book it as easily as a hotel room.
They are not an agent; they simply connect holidayers with charters for an amazing experience on the sea. No booking fees, a simple online booking process, real time availabilities, a professional service – without the additional hassle of contacting several companies..
Horizn is a travel tech venture, headquartered in Berlin. Their hero hardware product is their Smart Luggage range.
As first vertical, online player in the European luggage market, and Europe’s first Smart Luggage brand, HS designs, develops and sells premium quality, innovative travel products at very competitive prices. Their products offer GPS, Chargers, Proximity Alerts, Travel App, Personal Travel Assistant, and more – subtly integrated in a very contemporary design..
PaulCamper is Europe’s largest and most trusted RV rental marketplace. The heart of PaulCamper is a community with a passion for camping and outdoor experiences.
The platform is solely build around the needs of people sharing a campervan. RV owners get a safe and easy way to rent out their vehicles, so they can make money and earn a second extra income.
Outdoor travelers can rent individual RVs all over the country to hit the road and drive into their next outdoor adventure.. .
Lanes & Planes
Lanes & Planes is the Travel Management solution as Software-as-a-Service that truly maps all areas of the business travel in a digital way.
GetYourGuide operates an online platform for booking tours, attractions, and activities worldwide. It offers tourist services online via the Internet and mobile applications.
The platform sells tours and excursions, activities including cooking classes and tickets to many tourist attractions. GetYourGuide runs a thriving and viral business curating, selling tickets for running walks and other exploration experiences for people touring different parts of the world.
The business model for GetYourGuide stipulates that it does not offer its own tours or activities, but rather, acts as a mediator between customers and providers. The service is free for customers, but the provider of the tour has to pay GetYourGuide a percentage of its revenue.
GetYourGuide an online customer review system enables potential customers to assess the quality of tour providers. Additionally, the platform removes providers who consistently get bad reviews from its inventory.
Jochen Mattes, Johannes Reck, Martin Sieber, Pascal Mathis, Tao Tao, and Tobias Rein founded GetYourGuide on June 1, 2009. It has its headquarters in Berlin in Germany with additional offices in North America and Europe..
Tourlane is a booking platform for multi-day tours, offering amazing experiences to over 30 countries worldwide. It creates adventures and authentic travel experiences to fabulous destinations in the world.
The company combines the first-hand experience of a travel agency with the simplicity of an online product. Its apps bring travel consultancy to a state-of-the-art level of tech and design and thereby will shape the future of individual and adventure trips.
Its product matches travelers with pre-selected travel specialists, making the booking of individual and adventure trips comparable, fast, and easy.. .
25$m+ funded, Munich-based travel SaaS startup. Running the most advanced B2B platform for individual travel.
– Top3 Winner Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Award 2019 – Top3 Winner Gründerszene Growth Award 2018 – Best Consumer Product @ EyeForTravel 2018 (London). .
fromAtoB is a multimodal search and booking platform integrates the largest mobility providers for railway, planes, buses and shared cars.
bookingkit is the European market leader in booking and marketing solutions for activity providers operating within the leisure industry. The company helps activity providers digitize their business operations with just a couple clicks.
The software allows a high degree of automation in managing a wide range of different indoor and outdoor leisure and tourism-related activities, cultural events, rental services and more, all of which can be integrated as bookable experiences directly onto the provider’s website. bookingkit is then able to support customers in a unique way with their marketing, in processing their activities, as well as in managing their business and especially in sales.
All in all, bookingkit gives access to over 360 million potential customers across all sales channels. At the same time, through its function as a channel manager and technology platform, bookingkit also offers online travel agencies and marketplaces the opportunity to access a large digitized inventory of experiences and activities, and therefore to book them automatically, with availabilities updated in real-time.
With a combination of numerous administration, management, communication, and marketing functions combined on one single platform, bookingkit significantly sets oneself apart from the competition and enables providers of tours and activities a complete transition to the digital world. bookingkit, with its headquarter in Berlin, was founded in 2014 by Christoph Kruse and Lukas C.C.
Hempel. The smart booking and marketing solution is available in 11 different languages: German, English, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Czech, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish and Finnish..
Mapify is a social travel platform where people can visualize, find and plan travel experiences. By developing a website and app which launched in November 2017, the company has attracted users worldwide to share trips and spots in more than 160 countries and has continuously been trending on several country App Stores worldwide.
The company has raised $330K from MIT’s Sandbox Innovation Fund and renowned angel investors. Mapify is based in Berlin, Germany..
In 2009 founders Niclaus Mewes and Sven Kuelper launched “mytaxi” – the first taxi app with a direct connection between passenger and driver. mytaxi has grown to the fastest growing taxi-app with more than 7 million downloads and 35.000 connected taxis.
mytaxi is available in over 40 German cities as well as Washington, Madrid, Barcelona, Warsaw, Vienna, Graz, Salzburg and Zurich. Investors include T-Venture Holding GmbH (Deutsche Telekom AG), Daimler Mobility Services GmbH (Daimler AG), KfW, e42 GmbH and Lars Hinrichs (Cinco Capital GmbH).
mytaxi brings a demand for quality to the taxi service for the first time. Every driver using mytaxi has the ability to become a contractor and build their own client base by consistently providing passengers with good service and earning high customer ratings.
Through the given peer-to-peer connection between passenger and driver the whole ordering process becomes very transparent for both. The passenger can not only track the taxi’s arrival in the app but also see which driver is coming.
For the driver the cost modell is very attractive as they only pay for a successfully completed trip. The aim of mytaxi is to drive the concept of urban mobility and to further strengthen its position as an international leader in this field.
Accordingly to that mytaxi took over the app development services for Daimler Mobility Services GmbH (Daimler AG).. .
We believe any part of the travel journey should be bookable from anywhere and that booking ground transportation tickets should be as easy as booking a flight. We developed the first global B2B booking API and the largest network of carriers and retailers in the industry.
Through our platform, global travel brands connect with hundreds of buses, airport transfer, train and ferry providers. Travel retailers use our API to access the largest content while carriers benefit from a full end-to-end booking solution.
We are building what is to become the world’s standard for ground transportation.. .
Circ delivers highest-quality rides with custom-made light electric vehicles. Circ was created by a team with a shared vision of cleaner, safer, better-connected journeys.
Founded at the end of 2018 as Flash, the company’s purpose-built e-scooters are now available in seven countries and enjoyed by hundreds of people every minute. Circ is building a champion for responsible micro-mobility in Europe and beyond, working with city authorities, local communities and other road users to transform urban transportation..
emmy is an online platform that enables its users to obtain transportation services. The platform enables its users to rent mopeds in their local area.
Users are able to rent mopeds using a mobile application that is used to unlock them. Each moped comes with two helmets in different sizes.
emmy was launched in 2015 and is based in Berlin.. .
HotelFriend AG was founded in 2017 in Germany HotelFriend AG provides more than 17 ready to use products: Cloud Property Management System, Internet Booking Engine, Channel Manager, Mobile App, Direct Booking, Fast-Check-In and much much more features hoteliers to work effective. It is unique to have no apis between the products, no hidden costs for updates of apis and support issues.
It’s a seamless process – simple and powerful. Visit hotelfriend.net to learn more about painless IT.
The main advantage for clients: everything is provided from a single source, which means smooth integration and fast response if any issues come up. HotelFriend is not merely a supplier – your business ally and strategic partner..
Clevver offers digital virtual office services, worldwide at over 130 high profile locations. Services include prestigious legal addresses, mail digitization and handling, local phone numbers in over 80 countries, incorporation services in over 30 countries as well as bank accounts for international businesses.
Clevver’s cloud based platform offers a one-stop-shop solution to digitally manage the legal structure of your international activities and keep your companies up to date on required filings with a Compliance Center.
The Clevver software is also available as white label enterprise solutions that includes the services ClevverMail, ClevverAddress and ClevverNumber.
With its subsidiary Clevver Legal Services LLP, Clevver also offers tax & accounting consulting services as well as special service incorporation projects.
Omio offers a multi-mode search tool that compares and combines rail, air, bus, and car for destinations. The tool is designed to suggest nearby airports and train routes connect up where they would like to go and also estimating the entire length of travel time.
After pulling in diverse data sources to offer various route options, Omio also makes it easier to visualize which routes are better and compare the cost of different travel options, displaying a comparative chart based on what is the cheapest or fastest. The platform does not include urban public transport options in any market such as buses but rather is designed for helping travelers make long-distance travel plans.
The company was founded in 2012 and headquartered in Berlin, Germany.. .
Based in Munich, Travador was founded in 2013 to focus on the rapidly growing event travel opportunity. It offer its clients a unique experience at unbeatable prices.
Whether they are looking for wellness, music, sports or the arts – They always offer their customers something special that turns their short trip into a unique experience. Up to date they have served over 100,000 customers..
Talixo is revolutionising B2B ground transportation with innovative proprietary technology that integrates seamlessly with all corporate platforms such as Amadeus, Concur and Onesto.Their technology is fully customisable and provides total compliance for all individual corporate travel policies. Now operating in >750 cities globally and growing exponentially, Talixo is fast becoming the go to for all the ground transportation needs of Fortune 500 companies, Airlines, Travel Agencies and many other strategic partners.
Talixo is backed by Private, Institutional and Strategic investors including Deutsche Bahn, Amman Group and TA Capital.. .
Inflight VR Software GmbH
Contrary to traditional entertainment systems in aircrafts, Inflight VR gives the user the ultimate freedom, eventually forgetting about the physical limitations of the aircraft. Every part of Inflight VR is designed to give a breathtaking experience: relax at a tropical beach while listening to the Beatles, enjoy a game of chess in Winston Churchill’s old library, or watch King Kong in a luxurious New Yorker penthouse home cinema – every experience is unique and designed to immerse the passenger in an artificial new reality.
On the other side, Inflight VR also comes with major benefits for airlines as well as operators of other means of transportation. Inflight VR is a true ancillary revenue booster (through device rental, retail commission, and advertising).
Inflight VR is the world’s leading VR IFE provider is already serving passengers in multiple VIP passenger lounges as well as on board 2 European airlines with outstanding passenger satisfaction rates.. .
Travelcircus is an online booking platform for premium travel experiences. By combining 4 and 5 star hotels with hotel services and trendy attractions, Travelcircus creates unique packages at attractive prices.
Travelcircus was founded in 2014 in Berlin by Mathias Zeitler and Bastian Böckenhüser. Since its foundation, they have grown rapidly and work with their international team of meanwhile 60 colleagues on their shared vision: to offer crazy travelers like us the most breathtaking destinations and most desirable attractions at the best value for money online..
DriveNow GmbH & Co. KG
DriveNow is a new premium car sharing service that makes it easy (and fun) to get from A to B. Our cars are readily available on-street in most neighborhoods.
The service is available in Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, Cologne, Dusseldorf, Stockholm, Copenhagen, London and Brussels. Use the App to locate a nearby BMW 1 Series, BMW i3 or MINI Cooper.
Reserve a car for 15 minutes at no charge, or walk up to car with a green light on the card reader and take it spontaneously. Green means go – its available..
Cuponation is one of the leading portals in discount codes and online offers worldwide. The company is run by Corrado Rota, operates in more than 24 countries and has more than 18,000 e-commerce and brands such as: Yoigo, Just Eat, Iberia, Amazon, Asos.
Cuponation groups discount codes and offers for all online shoppers from 17 different categories, among which are: fashion, beauty, electronics or Travel. The goal of Cuponation upon arriving in Spain was to replicate a very successful model in the United States: that of discount coupons.
This has nothing to do with companies like Groupon or Groupalia, but rather with companies like Retailmenot and Coupons.com. To enjoy a discount in Cuponation it is not necessary for the user to register, but just copy the discount code from the web and paste it on the website of the company where you are going to make the purchase.
That is why those responsible for this platform understand Cuponation as “the copy and paste of the coupons”. Cuponation continues its international expansion throughout the globe.
In fact, the first country where it was installed was in India, as it is a very similar market to the United States. It was later launched in Brazil and Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Poland, France and, finally, the United Kingdom and the United States.
The company’s policy has been to settle in countries with little competition or where there was no clear leader to subsequently address more complex markets.. .
bd4travel was founded in 2013 by three former Amadeus colleagues who realised that “personal relevance” has the potential to change the travel industry – and that AI-driven personalisation is the necessary solution to provide the best web experience for each and every individual user. Today, bd4travel provides a comprehensive solution tailored specifically to tackle the challenges of the travel industry, to listen to its users, understand them and react with the most relevant service.
Travel organisations profit from ready-to-go personalisation modules as well as powerful tools to create individual use-cases to enhance the user experience. bd4travel is based in Germany and the UK.
Its solutions are implemented at leading travel organisations in 17 international markets and are recognised with awards from leading travel organisations such as Phocuswright, Travolution and Travel Technology Europe. In December 2018 dnata, part of the Emirates Group, acquired a majority stake in bd4travel..
We put the finest clubs and the likeminded people together, all around the globe! Our network, the world’s most exclusive night clubs, beach clubs and alpine clubs. We traveled far and wide in search of venues that meet our rigorous criteria.
We evaluate interior design, service level and most importantly – the entertainment experience, the so called the “it” factor. With Tabler you will be welcomed in any of the clubs which are put on the App, and skip the queue like a VIP, at the Club you get accepted.
Wherever your travels will take you, you will become part of an increasing circle of table hosts, networking and party people that share the same passion for the cosmopolitan lifestyle, exclusive venues and signature service. Tabler is the 21st century answer for connecting people all around the world with the finest and most wanted clubs.
The App is providing the ability for table hosts to extend their network and friendships by hosting other Tabler App members on his table. Hence, other ”party people” who are highly motivated of joining these certain clubs, will have the possibility to do so, without blasting their financial possibilities.
With our already very big existing network in the hospitality business, we are aiming to provide tables in the most popular cities all over the world, e.g. London, Barcelona, Dubai, Tokio, Miami, Los Angeles and many more.
Tabler simply links together, what wants to be linked together – party people who seek for a VIP table and networking and table owners who seek for more company.. .
Volunteer World, the first independent platform that connects volunteers and social projects on a global scale. The comparison platform for international volunteer opporunities provides a community marketplace for people to list, discover, and apply to international volunteer opportunities.
Volunteer World’s mission is to have lasting positive impact on the volunteer market by providing cost and service transparency of volunteer programs as well as significantly simplifying the search and application process.. .
Geld-für-Flug is a legal-tech startup that helps travelers claim their rightful reimbursements.
Deutsche Lufthansa AG is an airline with operations all over the world. It operates its core business of passenger transport through Lufthansa Passage Airlines (incl.
Lufthansa Regional), Austrian Airlines, SWISS, and Germanwings and through affiliates Brussels Airlines and SunExpress. Its other business fields are logistics, engineering, catering and IT services.
Deutsche Lufthansa AG has the management and supervisory structures typical for companies in Germany. The Executive Board is responsible for managing the Company and defining its strategic direction.
In doing so, the aim is to increase Company value sustainably. The Supervisory Board appoints, advises and supervises the Executive Board.
Deutsche Lufthansa AG is the parent company and the largest single operating company in the Lufthansa Group. The individual business segments are run as separate Group companies, with the exception of the Lufthansa Passenger Airlines.
They have their own profit and operating responsibility and are monitored by their respective supervisory boards, in which members of Deutsche Lufthansa AG’s Executive Board are also represented.. .
flyiin provides forward-looking travel channels with a simple way to build truly user-centric flight booking experiences, based on direct connections to their partner airlines. Startups, online retailers, consumer brands, destinations, and even banks, will use its Air Travel API to design experiences for their users to easily search, compare and buy flights and related services directly with airlines.
Relaunched in 2019, the Berlin-based travel technology startup currently works with a number of pilot partners to further develop its platform and help them deliver the level of product transparency and choice long expected by air travellers.
Flightright offers passengers with assistance and advisory services to obtain compensation from airlines when a flight is delayed or there is a failure. Flightright offers an online platform and magazine that enable passengers to find information about the rights in air travel.
Flightright makes the process fast and hassle-free. It compensates customers from the cost risk on a no-win, no-fee basis.
Flightright was founded in June 2010 and is based in Potsdam, Germany.. .
Founded in 2005 and headquartered in Dusseldorf, Germany, trivago is a global hotel search platform, focused on reshaping the way travelers search for and compare hotels. trivago’s mission is to “be the traveler’s first and independent source of information for finding the ideal hotel at the lowest rate.” As of September 30, 2016, trivago’s global hotel search platform offered access to approximately 1.3 million hotels in over 190 countries.
trivago’s platform can be accessed globally via 55 localized websites and apps in 33 languages.. .
Restube manufactures a range of safety buoys that offers safety for water-related activities. Restube’s range of buoy include basic, classic, swim, sports, and lifeguard.
The buoy consists of a trigger that inflates through a CO2 cartridge when pulled. It can be used for surfing, on-board, outdoor, swimming, and professionally.
Restube was founded in 2012 by Christopher Fuhrhop, Christian Schwarzkopf, and Marius Kunkis and is based in Germany.. .
weekend.com is a travel app exclusively focused on weekend getaways, meta searching and combining best flight and hotels deals.
SHAREaCAMPER is a relatively new international company with German roots and is currently active in three of the largest camping markets in the world. The initial idea and founding phase began in October 2014 and the first of three platforms for peer to peer camper rental launched in New Zealand in June 2015, closely followed by the Australia launch in October 2015.
The two founders and hobby campers, Jan Bartel and Florian Dahlmann, never forgot where it all started. SHAREaCAMPER has therefore been present at various trade fairs in Germany, such as the CMT in Stuttgart and the Caravan Salon in Dusseldorf.
In February 2016, SHAREaCAMPER successfully launched in Germany, with a team dedicated to ensuring campervan owners and travellers are professionally looked after. The company has partnered with the experts from RMV to answer all questions that may come up and to ensure the delicate topic of insurance is properly looked after.
The teams in Germany, New Zealand and Australia are consistently working on improving what to offer to ensure both travellers and private owners have an enjoyable experience.. .
Caremondo is an international market place for health care services. With its innovative platform, Caremondo.com not only provides information about various treatment options as well as counseling and methods to contact high quality clinics, but also an extensive service.
These include flight bookings, hotel/accommodation, transfers, translation of medical reports and an interpreter service on site. Upon request, the Caremondo service team also handles the complete planning and booking.
Thus, the patient can completely concentrate on his health and recovery.. .
eWings.com – The Next Generation Business Travel – is an award-winning SaaS company with an All-in-One solution for booking and managing business travel. Their mission is to completely redefine the B2B Travel market by making it as fast & easy as possible to book and manage trains, hotels, car rentals and flights.
eWings.com´s success is based on a top-notch international team, an excellent, self-developed platform with unique features and state-of-the-art design. Founded in Berlin in 2013 by Mister Spex Co-Founder Thilo Hardt, eWings.com was acquired in 2018 by market leader American Express Global Business Travel (GBT).
100 years of experience and a vision for the upcoming century – an unparalleled & unbeatable “best-of-both-worlds” combination.. .
BetterTaxi (BetterTec GmbH)
*Their supply capacity is the largest globally – larger than UBER. * They run a fully digital distribution model.
* Machine learning innovations differentiate us by being able to identify and price the best booking offers from any taxi or private hired vehicle fleet globally. * Customers find, book, pay and get invoiced through Web, App and API..
GfK is a market research institute in Germany. Their world is changing fast.
The increasing speed of product innovation, the rise of new channels, and emerging customer needs are all part of business today. Their clients are businesses around the globe.
To make the best possible business decisions every day, they need to know what is happening now – and in the future. They need more than purely descriptive data – business decision makers need actionable recommendations based on advanced analytics.
They don’t have a crystal ball. But they love data and science and they understand how to connect the two.
They care about attention to detail and accuracy. They are digital engineers who build world-class analytics, provide actionable recommendations, powered by leading edge technology.
They are in the unique position to leverage proprietary and third-party data to create indispensable predictive market and consumer insights and recommendations.. .
MountLytics is the only AI driven CRM any hotelier can use to build meaningful relationships without being a tech nerd to increase loyalty, satisfaction and long term profit. Spend only a few hours to connect and transform important data streams into one single guest profile and smart segments.
Take only minutes to create contextual content and edit amazing templates without any design or html skills. Connect with your guests by sending automated and personalized emails through the entire guest journey..
Gidsy is a community marketplace for authentic experiences. Gidsy makes it easy for people to offer and book all sorts of tours, local activities, workshops, and other fun things to do.
Kind of like an AirBnB for local experiences, where Gidsy tries to answer the question what you’ll do during the day, instead of wondering where to sleep at night. As of January 2012, the website has ‘city pages’ (pages that show curated listings for a given city) for New York, San Francisco, London, Berlin, and Amsterdam..
TripRebel is the smartest way to book your next hotel. They monitor daily the market to find better deals for your hotel – even after you book.
That’s why if you book on TripRebel you’ll get the best hotel room for the lowest price.. .
Flying Circus Internet Operations GmbH
The Flying Circus implements the ideas of DevOps. Your developers and their administrators work hand in hand, so that your applications can reach their full potential.
They are a well-established team that has gathered experience in agile web development. The Flying Circus was designed by developers for developers.
More than fifteen years of experience in agile development and the operations of complex and challenging web applications have formed their service.. .
Hostel Rocket enables millennials to discover, interact and book hostels from any device worldwide. With daily deals, rate comparison, reviews, images, and social media integrated right into Hostel Rocket, todays millennial doesn’t need to go anywhere else to find exactly what they need to make a quick booking decision.
Hostel Rocket saves hostels up to 25% per nightly bed booked (average of $3.18 USD per booking) plus, we give them the tools they need to expand their digital audience and have a better web presence.. .
The mission of Klazz is to revolutionize the mainly offline language travel industry by matching international students and domestic teachers. The start-up founded by an experienced team will use the new funds to expand to further markets and destinations.
Students are right in the centre of everything they do and their digital mindset is essential to simplify a language travel experience. Therefore they’re able to offer what you want, how you want it – individually tailored to you and your needs..
myLike revolutionizes with its Mobile Concierge and Digital Travel Guide how the hospitality and travel industry can provide their customers unique experiences along their whole journey through personalized insider tips for locations, tours and events – directly on their smart phone. Businesses can integrate myLike seamlessly in all their communication channels, info-terminals, website, apps and IT infrastructure to digitally connect with their guests before, during and after their trip.
The customers can use the tips at the same time as Personal Travel Planner and Travel Log Book which allows them to search through tips from sources they trust, book, save personal experiences and share them with their network. myLike addresses a more than €15 Billion market licensed as SAAS solution by more than 2 Million businesses and generating Affiliate Revenue through bookable tips (hotels, restaurants, events, tours..)..
Mobility Holding is a platform set-up by Hg to acquire businesses in the automotive distribution and financing space.
Travelling to an event is not easy for event visitors. They need to search event details, airports and train stations manually and make multiple online booking processes for different means of transportations and accommodations.
This leads to repeating actions like typing in and comparing data. This problem exists, because there is no easy way for event organizers to integrate travel services for their event visitors to help them plan their trip.
If event organizers want to integrate services they have to individually contact, discuss with and technically integrate several players, like Lufthansa, local hotels, train supplier and more. Event organizers register their event on Travis within minutes and receive a link that they can integrate into their website.
The event visitors click on the link and are forwarded to the booking process on the Travis website for that event. They only need to provide their address and Travis searches for the best airports and train stations as well as the best flight and train connections, because Travis already knows when and where the event visitor would like to travel to.
The search results can be personalised before choosing the preferred flights, train connections and hotels. In the last step event visitors can book them directly on the Travis website by only checking out once..
All-in-one technology solution for online tour and travel experience bookings Tripodo is a technology for tour and travel experience bookings. More than 10.000 unique travel experiences from over 400 tour operators are already bookable via Tripodo.
We are the first provider offering a complete end-to-end solution to digitally process tour and travel experience bookings. Travellers save time finding their individual dream holidays and book securely online at the best price.
Tour operators obtain easy access to new target markets and increase their revenues by processing their online travel bookings more efficiently.. .
Stadtwerke München GmbH
SWM Services GmbH is a mobile app developer company and has developed an app MVG FahrInfo M_nchen.
Idealo is a price comparison website that allows users to compare prices on a range of products from many shops. It attracts a unique audience of 7 million internet users each month.
It has been expanding into new markets and spreading its range of services into the travel sector with new sites such as flug.idealo and hotel.idealo. Idealo’s international team consists of more than 600 employees.
Idealo was launched in 2001 and is based in Berlin. In 2006, Idealo was acquired by Axel Springer SE.
About 16,000 employees work with passion at Axel Springer SE: Europe’s leading digital publisher. .
The average traveler spends about 9 hours researching on 13 different websites for the right destination, the best hotel, restaurants, activities and more. The sheer amount of travel data just cannot be researched by an individual sufficiently.
With tripsuit, you don’t have to search for your trip anymore – the perfect trip finds you. We provide you with travel suggestions perfectly matched with your interests and preferences.
All at the click of a button. To travellers who seek new experiences and want to explore the world, Tripsuit is a digital travel agent that helps you to find those experiences fitting you out of the huge amount of travel offerings, so you will have more exciting journeys with less work.
Tripsuit’s USP is the intelligent travel recommendation engine that gets to know the user before suggesting destinations, hotels and activities that suit his personality, interests and situation. It connects travel offering big data with travelers’ personal information to find the perfect match..
HaCon Ingenieurges. mbH
HaCon Ingenieurges. mbH is a mobile app developer company and developed apps like OBB Scott
tripl offers an online platform that enables its users to plan trips and tours according to their preferences. tripl offers their customers with personal trip recommendations and enables them to book activities, locations, and accommodations.
tripl was founded in July 2015 by Hendrik Kleinwaechter and Christian Heimerl. And it is headquartered in Hamburg, Germany..
Circula is an early stage SaaS startup offering an innovative and paperless solution to complicated and tedious travel expense management.
Epiclist is a visual discovery app, helping people to explore, plan and share curated activities and travel experiences around the world or just around the corner. Follow adventure heroes, get inspired from lifestyle and travel brands, and book curated activities right from the palm of your hand.
– Massive demand: 50 Million people plan their travel on their phone in 2013 – Huge market = $100 Billion: Global Tours and Activities market in 2013 – Fragmented supply: 250.000 SMEs in Travel Business, 95% without any mobile presence – Lots of money: Average spending per adventure trip in 2013, from $593 in 2009.. .
Sixt Rental Cars
Sixt rent a car was founded in 1912 making it the first rent a car in Europe and is the Oldest car rental company today. Sixt rent a car has thousands of rental car locations worldwide making it also one of the biggest car rental companies today.
Sxit currently is over 105 countries and has over 180,000 vehicles. Sixt is a leader in the car rental industry always creating innovations within the car rental industry For an Example Firs car rental company with a website and first company with a mobile website.
Sixt is always trying new things to improve the rent a car industry.. .
Smoobu provides a b2b SaaS vacation rental management system. The easy to use solution includes everything a host needs: an advanced channel manager connecting all major booking portals, a unified inbox for booking requests and guest communication, a host’s own website, statistics, invoicing and many other useful features.
Smoobu is a Berlin-based startup founded in 2014.. .
Voya is the first business travel service that both travelers and their companies love. We are building a chat-based business travel service, enabling busy travelers to book and manage their travel within seconds by sending a simple text message.
Combining latest A.I. technologies with human intelligence allows us to provide our customers with the best and most responsive service.
Companies love Voya for the incredibly easy on-boarding process, quick integration of accounting systems, and easy implementation of guidelines and approval processes.. .
TUI Group is an international tourism and hospitality organization that offers a range of tour, flights, cruises, and more through a network of over 1800 travel agencies. The group also owns hotels, airlines, cruise ships, and retail stores.
TUI Group owns six European airlines, inherited from TUI Travel, making it the largest tourism group in Europe. The group airlines operate both scheduled and charter flights to more than 150 destinations worldwide departing from more than 60 airports in 9 European countries.
TUI Group was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in Germany.. .
We are TripLegend, a newly founded travel startup from Berlin. We believe mass tourism has exceeded its limits and we must rethink the way we travel and vacation.
Therefore, we offer unique, COVID-safe and sustainable small group adventures for millennials all around the world. Pairing the latest technologies, some common sense and people’s best interest at heart, we are building the tourism solution of the future..
seeusoon.io is a free trip planner that provides combos of flights and short term rental accommodations to its users.
eTukTuk operates as a special event promotion, advertising, and tour rental company that rents electronic cars in Germany.
Founded in 2011, the HolidayPirates Group is one of the fastest growing international travel companies, offering the best inspiration source and travel search for flights, hotels, and packages through its multiple travel portals. HolidayPirates has more than 180 employees from 28 different countries, operating across 10 websites in 7 different languages.
Currently these are Germany, the UK, The Netherlands, Austria, Italy, Poland, France, Spain, Switzerland, and most recently, the USA. In key markets the group has founded legal entities: VoyagesPirates SAS in France; HolidayPirates Ltd.
in London; TravelPirates Corp. in the US; ViajerosPiratas LC in Spain.
Other subsidiary companies are Flynder GmbH in Berlin (specialized on flights) and PirateTechnologies d.o.o in Serbia as the groups own technology center. In July 2016 more than 6.8 million Facebook fans had liked HolidayPirates globally making the brand the most popular one globally within the travel industry.
Over 4 million App downloads have been carried out so far. With HolidayPirates, instead of confusing product portfolios, travellers can find inspiration for their next holiday at reasonable prices.
HolidayPirates’ editorial teams publish best value for money hotels, flights, and package trips which are researched daily and compiled from numerous other websites. These are either curated manually or by the own sophisticated search and valuation algorithm..
HRS The Hotel Portal
HRS offers a large selection of hotels for business and private travelers worldwide. So every customer can quickly and easily book their preferred hotel category and hotel rooms.
Also, you can directly for hotels in a hotel chain, such as ACHAT , Best Western , Motel One , InterCity hotels, as well as many others, decide and look specifically for these. Detailed hotel descriptions, meaningful photos and videos as well as around five million user reviews facilitate the hotel search.
The special thing about the HRS review: Only guests who have booked through HRS and stayed at the respective hotel can leave a review. Another benefit that HRS offers its users is the HRS price guarantee with the money back promise.
Anyone who has booked a hotel with HRS and finds a cheaper hotel on the Internet, gets the difference refunded. Anyone traveling on business also has the option of registering for the HRS Business Tariff.
Business travelers save up to 30 percent and can book your hotel at a low price. In addition, HRS negotiates free additional services such as WLAN, parking directly at the hotel or late check-out.
Should something not go well with the hotel booking or the stay, competent contact persons are available day and night over the HRS customer service and find guaranteed fast a solution. Hotel booking at www.hrs.de is quick and easy: choose your hotel and book your stay for the period you want.
Air Berlin PLC & Co. Luftverkehrs KG, branded as airberlin or airberlin.com, is Germany’s second largest airline, after Lufthansa.
Urban Challenger is an app or card deck with engaging travel challenges and activities for exploring cities. Its mission is to make the often mundane urban life more active, playful and social.
Urban Challenger is like a good friend who gets you moving when you feel lazy. Urban Challenger believes in getting out of the comfort zone and trying new stuff, because this is where the magic happens..
Bagshuttle (by Shippies GmbH)
SHIPPIES is the innovative service-delivery-platform connecting local delivery ressources with delivery requests from various businesses such as ecommerce, retail, laundry or concierge services. Our next vertical business BAGSHUTTLE launches in Q1 2016.
Star Alliance offers a range of services to enhance the international traveler experience. Overall, the organization offers more than 18,500 daily flights to over 1,300 airports in 192 countries.
Star Alliance was founded in 1997 and is based in Frankfurt, Hessen.. .
Munich-based technology spin-off founded in October 2019. Running the most advanced and flexible smart packaging platform to power the leading travel retail brands of tomorrow.
– Forbes AI startup winner 2020 – Top3 Winner Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Award 2019 LAYA has developed and productized an advanced, machine-learning based technology to dynamically package personalized trips in realtime while integrating all product categories for which it has won multiple awards like Deloitte Technology Fast50 and Forbes AI30. LAYA creates a massive, new commodity segment – Dynamic Packages.
Its technology allows LAYA’s b2b clients (OTAs, Meta Searchers) to generate and book any trip from single-stop packages to complex multi-stop tours via a single, powerful API and make them directly bookable online for consumers. LAYA runs on a highly scalable, lightweight transactional business model, made for a Post-Covid travel industry..
Regiondo provides an online ticket shop where you can search from a comprehensive range of international offers from high quality providers and book tourist and leisure activities that best suit your interests. From open top bus sightseeing tours and amusement park family outings to high adrenalin sports and relaxing massages, there are no shortage of options to choose from their store.
Regiondo’s aim is to help their customers make the most of their free time and make spending holidays and participating in leisure activities hassle-free and more enjoyable than ever before. Whether you would like to explore and discover Paris on a boat tour, test drive a Ferrari in Berlin or indulge in a culinary Tapas feast in Barcelona, see what they have to offer and book your activity today! Regiondo’s online shop has been designed so that the process of searching, selecting, ordering, paying and receiving your ticket for an activity is as straightforward as possible.
Their E-Ticketing system means that after you pay, you will receive your ticket by email without any additional costs. Then all you have to do is print out your E-Ticket and present it at the admissions gate.
There are no hidden charges when booking your activity and you will get the lowest price guarantee for offers. Booking with Regiondo also means that you can skip the line at your attraction and use that extra time to make the most of your day’s event..
Virail is a travel transportation portal with customers across more than 30 countries. Every year we help more than 60 million users find the perfect solution for their trip.
Our comparison tool works with more than 2000 transportation companies letting users find the optimal travel solutions, no matter their needs. Virail’s user base is concentrated in Western Europe, with rapid expansion in APAC and Eastern Europe..
JustBook is a hotel circle providing information and offers on hotels located in various cities.
FLIO will make the most of your time at airports. FLIO is free and they will keep you updated about the launch of the most talked about airport app out there.
With FLIO you will simply become the smartest traveler around.. .
Airsiders is a travel technology company that focuses on enabling new partnership models between airports & airlines, as well as building a digital bridge to passengers through two core products: Virtual Interlining & Compass. Our first product is a patent-pending virtual interlining solution which supports automated baggage through-check, and has been built on the expertise collected over decades by our investor BEUMER Group – a leading supplier of airport software & hardware systems.
Our technology covers the end-to-end passenger journey, and enables any airline to partner with minimum effort, cost, and integration. Our second product – Compass API – supports airports and airlines in providing more transparency and offering a superior passenger experience.
We map & standardize every airport in the world with the purpose of providing passengers with highly personalized guidance for any flight itinerary.. .
At wemovo, we are building the backbone for frictionless door-to-door mobility. We are revolutionizing the industry by helping mobility operators to transform into Mobility-as-a-Service ecosystem with complementary mobility products.
A true inter-/multimodal experience is delivered through our journey planner, real-time booking engine, and a wide range of operators in our inventory – buses, trains, ferries and in near future public transport and (micro) mobility-on-demand. By radically automating processes and designing a superior user experience we enable seamless integration between clients as efficient and easy as never before in the multi-trillion mobility industry.
Our rapid growth since our market entry in summer 2015 has enabled us to operate cash-flow positive. In addition, our dedicated team of professionals, based in our Berlin and sunny Catania offices, has helped the company overcome innumerable challenges.
Our numerous clients trust in the solutions of wemovo by appreciating the valuable inventory of 200+ mobility suppliers and a wide variety of distribution channels in more than 30 countries.. .
Paysafe Pay Later
Paysafe Pay Later is offering seamless white-label invoicing and instalment solutions for e-retail and travel. Invoice is by far the preferred payment method by consumers and therefore conversion rates at the check-out by up to 80%.
Payment by installments are hardly offered in Europe as merchants were not able to take the risk and refinance outstanding money. Therefore payolution is absorbing the credit risk and paying the merchant in advance.
payolution is based in Vienna and was founded by Michael Altrichter (co-founder paysafecard) and Stefan Kalteis (co-founder 123people).. .
i-frontdesk is a young and promising start-up based in Munich, Germany. The idea of installing a multilingual virtual concierge on a touch tablet screen for every hotel room was the experience-outcome of the CEO and co-founder, Dorna Hekmat, managing a Boutique Hotel without a concierge for several years.
The necessity of solving the problem and fact of the increasing trend of hotels practically rationalizing away “the heart of the hotel” in other words the position of THE CONCIERGE brought up this solution. Also hotels with an existing concierge can very well use this system in order to optimise the internal processes and level of service for their guests.
With the support of three friends, profoundly experienced in mobile connectivity solutions and strong entrepreneurial skills, she managed to set up i-frontdesk and be one of the nine winners of the Telefonica incubator “Wayra” Germany in August 2012! Our vision is to make it possible for every progressive hotel providing their guests with a tablet device beside the bible on the desk welcoming them in their room and making their stay as pleasant and exciting as possible.. .
Cultural Tourists report as top frustrations during their visits: 1) discovering that they have missed relevant spots and 2) missing information when a spot is found. TourSnapp vibrates warning the cultural tourist when a relevant spot is nearby and provides information in-situ by just one click.
Cultural Tourism is 40% of world tourism, 80% including casual cultural tourism, 5billion visits a year world wide. Thousands of cities with hundreds of thousands of visitors.
EU alone more than 100 cities with over 1 Million visits. Competitive advantage: TourSnapp solves unsolved frustrations.
Compared to other generic tools it is extremely easy to use since it is focused on cultural tourism. TourSnapp partners with Tourism Information offices which provide the point of sales and the information about the points of interest.
Tourist pays when is more willing to do it, at arrival to the tourism office online or on-site to get their problems solved, tourism offices receive a fee. Win-Win-Win..
Campsy revolutionises the Camping industry. Wave goodbye to bureaucracy, and say hello to freedom!
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