Despite global challenges that may be barriers for travel and tourism, the numbers have gone up; international tourism has sustained its growth in 2016, marking the 7th consecutive year of growth after the 2009 global financial and economic crisis.

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Travel startups are beginning to capitalise; where once there were a few large players (think AirBNB and Expedia), small companies scrambling to get a share of the very large pie are quickly taking up the challenge of trying to develop tech for an industry that is ripe for disruption.

But what are they getting into, exactly? Here’s a quick visual:


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