Travel startups: Disruption from within?

Travel startups may be well positioned to contribute to the industry’s next digital horizon

Mar 16, 2023

Investment in travel startups has returned to pre-pandemic levels and has even surpassed record-breaking years in the past, such as 2015 and 2019.

Key takeaways

  • Across industries, later-stage funding has made up the majority of startup investment, as investors want to back category leaders that have reached scale;
  • Hospitality startups remain the leading category for investment. This is likely due to the rising popularity of short-term rentals;
  • Business travel startups doubled their share of investment during the pandemic, and within this category, startups in the corporate segment secured the majority of funding between 2020 and 2022.

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