Even the best planned trips can go awry due to unforeseen circumstances. Fortunately, a myriad of forward-thinking startups from around the world have made it their business to make traveling easier, safer, and more enjoyable.
The following are 11 startups set to revolutionize the travel and tourism industry in 2016 with their innovative products and services.
Tripmydream enables users to find the best deals on flights and accommodations based on their specified budget. The website features dynamic filtering of trips and packages by price.
Tickey has developed a mobile app for purchasing tickets for public transportation—users simply turn on their Bluetooth, tap to pay, and enjoy the ride. The app also features crowdsourced ratings and arrival time estimates.
Maramoja enables you to easily order a personal taxi: simply select the desired driver and monitor the vehicle’s progress as it makes it way to your location. The app features social networking integration for a safer experience and automated payments.
MyQ provides information regarding various transportation options: stations/terminals, destinations and ticket prices, number of vehicles currently loading, and available seats—all in real-time. The app also allows users to manage their baggage, check-in, and purchase tickets.
ezCloud develops a comprehensive suite of solutions for hotel management, from managing bookings to records management and point-of-sales (PoS) applications.
PeopleFlyPlanet is a travel insurance provider that insures against flight delays or cancellations. The service requires no additional supporting documents and compensation is immediate in the event of a delay/cancellation.
San Francisco, CA (US)
LoungeBuddy is a web/mobile app that allows users to find and book airport lounges from around the world easily through one interface. The app features virtual lounge tours and reviews from fellow travelers.
Dallas, Texas (US)
Traxo’s travel management app enables users to manage their points/miles, itineraries, and reservations via one streamlined app. The firm also develops solutions for businesses and corporate travel.
Seeusoon is a travel search engine that builds flight and accommodations deals in real-time using specified departure locations and travel dates.
Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Airshop is a nifty app that allows you to order products in duty free shops and pick them up while traveling. Purchases are made through the app and offer a 20% discount off in-store pricing.
Trip38 is a comprehensive travel management solution for managing itineraries, receiving travel alerts and reminders, and finding information regarding airport services.
From budget-based travel search engines to itinerary management apps, these 11 travel startups’ products and solutions are transforming the way we access and explore the world. Be sure to keep these companies on your radar as they refine their offerings in the months and years ahead.