Start-Up Forum: TravStack
Anticipating the impact of technology, 13 years ago, TravelBiz Monitor introduced an industry-first live news portal, with hourly online reporting on travel, tourism, aviation and hospitality industries. Since then, we have created a niche for ourselves by providing analytical stories and statistical information to the travel trade on a regular basis. To keep this momentum going, the Editorial team has decided to showcase new-age technology products and services every month that have the potential to disrupt the market further. Moreover, the time now is also appropriate as the on-going pandemic has further widened the scope of using technology.
For this unique initiative, TravelBiz Monitor has partnered with ‘Start-up Mentor Board’, a visionary platform with credentials in business, technology, e-commerce, digital market place, payment solutions and IT infrastructure, to highlight the stories of new-age technology ideas. Start-up Mentor Board has been set-up as an initiative to mentor and guide the travel technology driven start–ups and facilitate collaboration in the larger travel ecosystem.
The Board is spearheaded by well-known thought leader Ashish Kumar, who is also the Co-Chairman of FICCI Travel Technology Committee. It comprises Bharti Maan, who has led start-ups to scale rapidly; Patrick Richards, an experienced travel industry leader in the UK; Chetan Kapoor, an analyst with deep understanding of the travel and tourism business and trends; Kartik Sharma, an artificial intelligence practitioner; Karthik Venkataraman, a digital transformation & an e-commerce visionary; Jure Bratkic, who led innovative solutions in the USA and Kyasha Bhoola, with expertise and advanced insight into the travel industry across Africa.
*One can register for the SMB Program at https://startupmentorboard.vgmrtechsolutions.com/form.html
Core Team: Mounika Pothineni, Co-Founder and Head of Business & Santhosh Kalangi, Co-Founder and Head of Product
Founding Year: January 2020
Company Website: https://travstack.com
TravStack provides a technology suite for travel and tourism businesses that enables faster digitalisation along with growth tools. They equip travel professionals with powerful tools that will optimise the design and planning process of a trip for their consumers, allowing customisation and personalisation in the fastest and most efficient manner. Travstack provides easy-to-adapt SaaS solutions, bringing productivity and automation into daily workflow with AI-enabled technologies.
Travstack is on a mission to impact 1 million travel professionals across the globe with their travel technology solutions that are most valuable for the post Covid world and digitally-savvy customers. TravStack Founders are second time entrepreneurs with prior experience in the travel industry and deeptech space. They were also incubated by Singapore tourism Board’s accelerator, Google for Startups, Masschallenge Israel and Nasscom 10K startups.
Pilot Partners under STB Accelerator
TravStack is working with Chan Brothers for easing the customisation of travel planning through their itinerary builder tool. Chan Brothers Travel is one of the prominent travel agency across South East Asia with 50+ years of operations.
Going forward the new normal would be smaller groups and more personalisation for the travellers. Their solution aims to improve the turnaround time along with boosted quality of itineraries. They improve productivity by automating repetitive tasks and optimise the bandwidth of travel advisors to focus on more queries. Their cloud solution helps planning and collaboration easily within the team, reducing manual errors and maintaining brand consistency.
TravStack also caters to front end white labelled planning solutions for businesses to boost their digital brand and customer engagement. They are currently working with an integrated resort and airlines in Singapore on pilot engagement. This will help in improving the cross selling opportunities and knowing the customer better with self- planning tools.