These 10 Asian travel startups are promising, says Seedstars World
The travel industry is an attractive market for disruptive entrepreneurs to tap into. With more than 1.1 billion people travelling out of their home country in 2014 alone, there is a huge market potential.
NB This is a guest article by Bérénice Magistretti, a writer for Seedstars World.
With the rise of new technological trends, such as smartphones and social media networks, startups must move quickly to satisfy the clients’ needs.
Asia is one of the hottest markets on this trail, with tech hubs like Singapore and Indonesia delivering top travel apps. There are already some success stories to speak of, one of them being Agoda. Founded in the late 90s on a beach in Phuket, Thailand, the startup was purchased in 2007 by the Priceline Group and is now one of Asia’s leading online hotel reservation companies.
Seedstars World is keen to discover the new and upcoming travel startups and is doing so with the help of our partner, lastminute.com group.
So here is our selection of the top 10 travel startups in Asia, in no particular order!
Location: Hong Kong
Pitch: Last-minute hotel booking app at discounted prices throughout Asia Pacific.
Location: Maharashtra , India
Pitch: A web portal that lets travelers share itineraries and plan their tours better.
Pitch: A trip advisor for Muslim travelers around the world.
Location: Manila, The Philippines
Pitch: Connecting travelers directly to locals in their chosen destinations.
Very Local Trip
Pitch: Marketplace that connects travelers with passionate locals, all over the world.
Location: Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam
Pitch: Platform that enables travelers to enjoy private tours passionately crafted by handpicked local experts.
Location: Guangzhou, China
Pitch: Platform offering web packages for scenic discoveries.
Pitch: An online travel discovery tool that helps users discover travel packages.
Location: Bali, Indonesia
Pitch: Connects car renters, owners, and drivers on a single marketplace.
Pitch: Quick Interesting Interactive Travel Organizer
NB This is a guest article by Bérénice Magistretti, a writer for Seedstars World. It appeared originally on the Seedstars World blog and has been republished with permission. Click here to see the original version.
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