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LastRoom’s pivot: 5 travel startup truths learned the hard way

Mexico City-based LastRoom.com recently pivoted from courting leisure travelers as the “Latin American HotelTonight” to a business-to-business (B2B) model. Here’s why — …


The hashtag makeitright has been trending in recent days in the travel Twittersphere, as what appears to be a rather curious stand-off between a travel blogger and large company has unfolded.

baseball strike out

Fred Wilson, a venture capitalist and principal of Union Square Ventures, shares his account of the two main paths for startups that don’t knock it out of the park.

adam goldstein hipmunk

Adam Goldstein recalls lessons learned the hard way while co-founding the metasearch site. Topics include OTA incestuousness, staffing issues, and pushing releases.


I have a confession to make. I used to be a Wall Street banker. Fortunately, I saw the light before it was too late, and I let it guide me to the world of travel. However, I did learn a few things before I made the leap.


With HomeAway slated to go public as early as tomorrow, co-founders Brian Sharples and Carl Shepherd took to the social media airwaves to reminisce about the company’s origins and to mark the respective anniversaries of HomeAway (5th) and its VRBO unit (15th).


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