Tag Archives: 30SecondsToFly

Nineteenth Century Tech Joins SEO, Data Mining In Business Travel Startup Marketing

Nothing beats word of mouth for business travel providers seeking new clients. Established players count on referrals, with the most gratifying coming from former users recommending them to new employers. New entrants incentivize to evangelize. The lucky business travel startup hooks a big fish corporate account and rides the wave of publicity. Downstream from big… Read More »

Another Travel Startup Leans On TMC Support

Disadvantaged relative to bigger companies that negotiate their own airfare discounts, small businesses mostly pay retail. TravelBank co-founder and CEO Duke Chung is out to change that. In a market full of business travel startups, one of his company’s angles is rebates for users. TravelBank introduced its first products in November. They are an expense… Read More »

Latest Startups Try Texting, With Agent Or Bot

It’s becoming difficult to count on one hand the tech startups going after the “small” or unmanaged business travel market. 30SecondsToFly, Cinch, Hyper Travel, TripChamp and Travo are a few. Hyper, along with shopping services like Assi.st and Mezi, are bringing a new element to the travel-booking experience. They’re focused on mobile texting as the means… Read More »

Meet The People Behind The New Virtual Agents

[UPDATE, Nov. 20, 2016: Deem acquired Cinch parent Olset.] [UPDATE, July 11, 2016: Cinch pulled its app from the app store to rework it based on feedback from about 1,000 initial users. The service will be re-released “in a couple months,” according to its founder.] At least two new entrants are looking to crack the small company… Read More »