Category: Start Up

GreenGo raises €1.2m to lead way in sustainable tourism

Eco-friendly booking platform GreenGo, which describes itself as “the eco-responsible Airbnb or Booking.com”, has raised €1.2 million in its first round of funding to lead the way in sustainable tourism in France.

Barbados builds its own online travel booking platform to be a game changer

This is what action looks like if Caribbean tourism is to build back better. Investment in technology, a solid private-public relationship, and homegrown talent driving the framework and the narrative. This new marketing platform should place more of consumer’s vacation booking funds directly into local businesses’ hands.

Virtual reality in tourism: Interview with Mari Pennanen from SaimaaLife

SaimaaLife is a Finnish story-based nature wellness and lifestyle media startup exploring potential of VR to promote sustainable tourism. Founder Mari Pennanen speaks with Elizaveta Ragozina

Using COVID-19 as an opportunity for sustainability – a story from Mozambique

This story from Mozambique is a strong example of female resilience in the face of COVID-19. While businesses, whose main clients are hotels and the tourist industry, are facing collapse, there are ways of turning the situation around in transformative ways.

Māori enterprise ‘Staynative’ connects tourists to authentic indigenous experiences

Tourists can connect to hosts through an online platform letting them browse from hundreds of experiences to craft their own unique itinerary in New Zealand.

Booking.com launches 2019 Booster Programme – focusses on gender, inclusivity and overtourism

Selected projects can receive a grant of up to €500k from Booking.com’s €2 million fund in order to help support the next stage of projected growth.

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