The past 16 months have been extremely challenging for all travel-related companies. Travel restrictions and social distancing forced most of the global travel sector to a halt. But some innovators kept going, and are now catching up momentum again.
This is why at EU-Startups we decided to dig deeper into the travel industry, to present you with the most resilient and innovative European startups that have survived and are now ready to disrupt the travel sector.
After an intensive research, we selected “Europe’s Top 50 Travel Startups” – all founded between 2018 and 2021. The premium report can be purchased/downloaded here for just €95 (£82).
Below you’ll find a little appetizer in the form of 5 promising travel startups which are also featured in our report. We’re listing those 5 companies below in no particular order.
Leavy.co: Founded in 2018, Leavy is a Paris-based startup which created a travel community and marketplace on a mission to help people travel freely, no matter their income. The platform allows hosts to launch their get away with 100% guaranteed cash, by sharing their space with visiting members, or by taking care of the homes listed and showing their city to guests.
Backpackertrail aims to empower every backpacker, regardless of their financial status, to design, experience, and share their individual trip in order to develop their own travel personality and strive for self-discovery. Based in Heidelberg, Germany, the focus is on developing a framework for backpackers to personalize any trip including flights, accommodation and transport options at the lowest possible price.
Woonivers: Founded in 2018 and headquartered in Madrid, Woonivers is reinventing Tax-Free shopping, providing a mobile-only, paperless and multichannel solution for businesses and travelers alike. By using Woonivers’ solution, travelers and businesses can carry out their tax refund process without having to do any kind of paperwork.
Airsiders connects airports, ground handlers, airlines, and distribution platforms to enable seamless virtual interlining. The Berlin-based startup was founded in 2020 and has developed a recommendation engine for connecting flights, and an algorithm that predicts walking and queue times between gates, calculates the risk of disruption and outputs routing instructions at hub airports.
London-based BeRightBack is a travel subscription service that delivers 3 surprise trips per year to European destinations, with flights and hotels included, for a fixed monthly fee. BRB’s subscription model makes it easy for subscribers to save and budget for their travel. Users simply select their trip types, create a bucket list, submit their available dates and times to travel. One month before the trip, users get their card with the disclosed destination.
If you want to see the full list of the Top 50 Travel startups, make sure to download our report. The accepted payment options are PayPal and Credit Card, but you can also send an email to [email protected], and we’ll send you the report and a corresponding invoice (payable via bank transfer).
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