12:44AM | Thursday, 15 December 2011 | I think every entrepreneur is guilty of this one. You plan a break, get everything prepared, do a bit of a handover and leave the office, ready for two weeks in the sun. But just as you’re packing your bathers and beach hat, you see the laptop.
11:40PM | Wednesday, 23 November 2011 | A trip overseas might not sound like an obvious springboard for business ideas, but the rise of holiday-inspired start-ups certainly suggests a link between jet-setting and entrepreneurialism.
11:12PM | Friday, 18 November 2011 | Randall Deer knows all too well what it’s like to launch a business during a severe downturn. His second business, My Holiday Centre, was launched at the height of the GFC.
11:15PM | Monday, 14 November 2011 | Aussie travel start-up GetFlight.com.au is expanding to the Singapore market on the back of being named the “grooviest start-up” by global industry body Web In Travel.
9:25AM | Thursday, 15 September 2011 | Zero Baggage aims to change the travel experience by letting its users fly without checked luggage, instead borrowing items from local suppliers for the duration of their trip.
9:52PM | Friday, 2 September 2011 | Qantas Airways has won a decision yesterday against the Australia Taxation Office, with the court ruling that GST is not payable when passengers miss or cancel flights.
9:20PM | Thursday, 1 September 2011 | Regular business travellers would know how frustrating it can be when flights are cancelled. Thanfully, Avalon Airport has released a new app to keep track of all flights.
8:25PM | Tuesday, 9 August 2011 | Australia’s population can be divided into two distinct “tribes” based on their consumption habits, according to a new report, highlighting opportunities for start-ups to appeal to a particular demographic.
7:05PM | Tuesday, 26 July 2011 | Travel web service start-up Airbnb has raised $112 million in a new funding round, according to reports, which will be used to fuel its rapid expansion throughout the world.
7:03PM | Monday, 25 July 2011 | Founder of new mobile-based travel social network Buuna, Paul Lin talks to StartupSmart about translating his passion for travel into a business model.