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!

HotelQuickly

Website: www.hotelquickly.com
Founded: 2012
Location: Hong Kong
Pitch: Last-minute hotel booking app at discounted prices throughout Asia Pacific.

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Website: www.triphobo.com
Founded: 2012
Location: Maharashtra , India
Pitch: A web portal that lets travelers share itineraries and plan their tours better.

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HalalTrip

Website: www.halaltrip.com
Founded: 2013
Location: Singapore
Pitch: A trip advisor for Muslim travelers around the world.

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FlipTrip

Website: www.fliptrip.ph
Founded: 2014
Location: Manila, The Philippines
Pitch: Connecting travelers directly to locals in their chosen destinations.

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Very Local Trip

Website: www.verylocaltrip.com
Founded: 2014
Location: Singapore
Pitch: Marketplace that connects travelers with passionate locals, all over the world.

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Triip

Website: www.triip.me
Founded: 2013
Location: Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam
Pitch: Platform that enables travelers to enjoy private tours passionately crafted by handpicked local experts.

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Yikuaiqu

Website: www.yikuaiqu.com
Founded: 2011
Location: Guangzhou, China
Pitch: Platform offering web packages for scenic discoveries.

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Website: www.flocations.com
Founded: 2012
Location: Singapore
Pitch: An online travel discovery tool that helps users discover travel packages.

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Tripves
Website: www.tripves.com
Founded: 2015
Location: Bali, Indonesia
Pitch: Connects car renters, owners, and drivers on a single marketplace.

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Qiito
Website: www.qiito.com
Founded: 2011
Location: Singapore
Pitch: Quick Interesting Interactive Travel Organizer

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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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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...