🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 101 Top English Tourism Startups & Firms

August 14, 2021
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This article showcases our top picks for the best English Tourism companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Tourism industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top English Tourism Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Duffel

Duffel

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Duffel provides an online platform that allows users to search, book, and manage flights from multiple airlines.

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Secret Escapes

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Secret Escapes is a members-only travel club offering discounted rates on luxury hotels and holidays in the UK.

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Hiyacar

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Hiyacar is a UK peer to peer car sharing platform.

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Victor

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Victor is a London, UK-based private jet charter marketplace.

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Butter.co.uk

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Butter lets you spread the cost of shopping from any online store with a simple monthly instalment plan. Download the app now!

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Stasher

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Stasher is the world’s first luggage storage network.

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BeRightBack

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BeRightBack is a new way to travel.

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Byway Travel

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Byway Travel provides slow travel trips that take the scenic route to local stays, off-the-beaten path experiences.

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eola

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eola is an operating system for experience providers

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HouseTrip

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HouseTrip is an online marketplace enabling individuals and holiday rental management companies to rent out their properties to guests.

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Travel Curious

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A travel technology company that provides ‘private tours and activities as a service’ to hospitality and travel companies globally

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HalalBooking

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World’s No1 search website for halal-conscious travelers

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HotelRunner

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SaaS enabled B2B network for accommodations and travel agencies to find, contract, connect, and transact with each other online.

Hotelmize

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Hotelmize is a Fintech-travel start-up that uses high-end technology to solve some of the huge challenges of the evolving travel industry.

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tripAbrood

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tripAbrood is an AI-driven travel platform for families to discover and book holidays.

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Snaptrip

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Snaptrip is a marketplace for people to discover the best last minute cottage holiday deals in the UK.

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Luxtripper

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Luxtripper is a luxury travel company that operates an online travel booking site which matches users with suitable holiday destinations.

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VizEat

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VizEat is a European startup that operates a “social dining platform.

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Battersea Power Station

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Battersea Power Station is a travel and tourism company.

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easyGuide

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Discover and book tickets to top attractions, activities, experiences, tours and theatre shows in your favourite locations around the world!

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Faredirect

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Faredirect is helping airlines to build and scale ancillary revenues.

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Road.Travel

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The 1st Global Curated Routes Ecosystem for Sustainable Car Travels and Safe In-Car Experience for Travellers

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Key Travel

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Key Travel is a travel management company that offers its services to NGO, academic, and faith sectors.

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UnderTheDoormat

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Our mission is to redefine the future of accommodation.

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The Thinking Traveller

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The Thinking Traveller is a multiple award-winning villa rental company specialising in luxury villas.

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Edge Retreats

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The global curated marketplace for luxury villa rentals, with exceptional service and expert concierge

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indie

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Operating stack for travel creators

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Timescenery

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All-in-One Trip Planner and Marketplace – the next stage in travel tech after metasearch | Plug and Play 2017

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the Bike Club

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the Bike Club is a platform that offers pay monthly kids bikes that are exchanged as children grow up.

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Veeve

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Characterful homes. Dedicated service. Memorable stays.

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Pop & Rest

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Our platform connects local workers and travellers with sleep & meditation pods. Book by the hour to recharge

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TransferTravel.com

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TransferTravel.com operates as a global peer to peer travel marketplace.

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Firefly Experience (Firef.ly)

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Illuminating Journeys. Firef.ly is a mobile app which distils trip planning, guiding and journalling into a beautiful experience.

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Follow Alice

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We make adventure travel a truly holistic and personal client experience by blending technology with human interaction.

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Loco2

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Loco2 lets you search for and book European train tickets through a simple and easy-to-use interface.

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Euromonitor International

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Euromonitor International, an independent global market research company, provides strategy research services for the consumer markets.

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Widerfi

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Widerfi enables international travelers home-like unlimited mobile internet experience without changing SIM card in the device.

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Sure

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Sure curates the most “Instagrammed” food and drink spots.

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Lodgeo

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Lodgeo is the first price comparison app with a booking functionality that will make you enjoy your booking

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The Luxè Week

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Technology Travel Agency

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Board a Boat

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Board a Boat is a boat trip marketplace that enables boat owners, managers and skippers to offer private and semi-private boat trips.

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Ten Lifestyle Group Plc

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Ten Lifestyle Group Plc is a technology enabled lifestyle and travel platform company.

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Whitecar

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Whitecar uses the best technology combined with the best customer service to deliver a car hire experience beyond expectation.

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Statesman Travel Group

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Statesman Travel Group is a business travel management company providing travel management services for corporate and private clients.

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Viva City

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Viva City offers guest experience, discovery, and analytics software to help businesses thrive with the Chinese Inbound market.

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Travelex

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Travelex is a providers of foreign exchange products, solutions, and services.

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Trafalgar Tours

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Trafalgar is the world leader in guided vacations to Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa, Australia & New Zealand.

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Reed & Mackay

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Reed & Mackay is a corporate travel management company providing travel services to companies within the finance and insurance sectors.

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Pitchup.com

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Making it a doddle to book campsites in 65 countries. Member of Financial Times FT1000 fastest-growing companies in Europe 2018/19/20.

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The Ticket Group

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TTG focusses of mobile-first ticketing solutions for leisure attractions, tours and activities

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Islandii.com

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Islandii is an online platform that operates as a holiday builder.

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Cruiseo

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Personalised online cruise vacation experience

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Grabbd

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Save and Share places you love

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Virgin Limited Edition

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Virgin Limited Edition is Richard Branson’s collection of stunning retreats have a private island, lodge, vineyard and luxury villas.

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Doris & Dicky

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The best in budget boutique hotels

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TripConsul

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Waste no more time. Get instant, personalised recommendations from our curated database of what locals love to do in their city.

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Azooki

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Azooki helps you book & discover amazing things to do in South East Asia’s most enchanting destinations

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latetrip.com

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latetrip.com is on a mission to make travel spontaneous by removing the research barrier to finding the perfect destination within budget

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Hulah

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Hulah is an online personal travel guru for people who want incredible trips without the hassle of finding them.

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Tribe Travel

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Tribe Travel is a marketplace and club for youth travelers.

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1000heads

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They’re The Word of Mouth People. They help brands to be more social; to talk to people, and to be talked about by people

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Ongosa

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Ongosa gives you a more advanced access to new adventure sports experiences.

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Virgin Management

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We support the Branson family and the growth of the Virgin brand by developing and nurturing valuable Virgin businesses.

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ForestCar

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ForestCar is a car sharing service for airports.

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Kites

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Discover your world, through people you trust. Kite lets you follow their adventures around the world.

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TICO NETWORK LLP

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TICO – International Community of Licensed Taxis

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Leisure Pass

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A London-based city attraction sightseeing company.

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City Relay

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London’s premier short let management company. Short lets, but smarter.

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Travel Creators

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We’re a disruptive travel marketplace focused on the peer to peer Travel Creator economy.

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Teletext Holidays

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Travel Operator with 40+ years experience in the market

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HotUkDeals

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HUKD is a community for deal seekers. Find and share the best deals, promotional codes and vouchers from on and off the web.

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Ebookers Plc

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Ebookers.com is a leading pan-European online travel agency specialising in worldwide travel.

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TravelStaytion

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TravelStaytion is an online holiday rental marketplace, enables its users to list their spare property or get accommodation at lower prices.

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Encore Tickets

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Encore tickets provides theater tickets and group bookings for all London theaters.

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Gamar

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Easily scan and map your surroundings to create natural interactions with 3D augmented reality and increase engagement & footfall.

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Crashpadder

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Crashpadder is a website that helps people find rooms and hotels to rent.

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isango!

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isango is a U.K.-based company that provides consumers with online resources for planning and booking tours, sightseeing, and activities.

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Visit Guide

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Visit Guide is the fastest-growing travel guide in the MENA region, where you can read traveler’s stories over post your own.

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Go Native Ltd

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An excellent alternative to hotels, Go Native serviced apartments provide flexibility and convenience for business & leisure travellers.

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Miki Travel

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Miki Travel one of the largest and most experienced wholesale tour operators in Europe.

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MYRENTBOAT

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Find the best yacht rental deals Choose from 25 000 yachts online

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Longevita

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Longevita provides affordable private medical procedures by internationally certified surgeons at best in class clinics in Turkey.

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Crystal Travel

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Crystal Travel is the leading pan-European flagship travel company of Moresand Group of Companies.

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My Guide

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My Guide is a travel guide website that helps travelers to research, plan, and book trips.

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TicketingHub

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TicketingHub is a cloud based ticketing platform and is the easiest way to keep track, save time and sell more tickets on line and offline.

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Oliver’s Travels

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The Ultimate Luxury Villa Collection across Europe and the Caribbean.

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The Adventure People

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Online platform for adventure holidays connecting customers to local adventure providers

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JacTravel Group

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JacTravel is one of the world’s premier suppliers of online hotel bookings and inbound travel services to the tourism sector.

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Thames Clippers

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Thames Clippers that offers tourism, rides, water transportation, ticket information, traveling and reservation services.

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IntClinics

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IntClinics is a listing platform for hospitals and clinics all around the world.

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The Hoxton

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The Hoxton is a series of open-house hotels located in London.

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Like Locals

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Like Locals is a travel media startup on a mission to inspire and empower curious explorers to uncover each city’s unique culture.

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SpareFare

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SpareFare.net is a secure secondary travel marketplace

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The Nudge

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The Nudge is an online magazine and private review platform for recommendations on unusual restaurant and secret bars based in London.

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Break Free Holidays

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Break Free Holidays is an online tour operator providing a wide choice of great value self-catering holidays company located in London.

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HostelBookers.com

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HostelBookers.com is a website enabling travelers to book hostels and cheap hotels.

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Flysio

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Blockchain friendly Travel booking platform

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Ask a Local

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Ask a Local provides a mobile app that specializes in bringing a personal approach to the industry of travel.

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Expat Explore Travel

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Expat Explore Travel is a travel and tourism industry.

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BookAclassic

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BookAclassic is the leading online booking portal for rental of classic and vintage vehicles.

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AVO / AVO GROUP – Exceeding Expectations

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1st Marketplace with Concierge Service for Business Spaces and Business Accommodation with Great Design and Bio/Eco Sutainability Focuses

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