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This article showcases our top picks for the best English Travel companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Travel 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 Travel Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Fly Now Pay Later

Fly Now Pay Later

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Fly Now Pay Later is a fintech company that helps consumers spread the cost of their travel over a flexible duration.

Zeelo

Zeelo

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Zeelo is the smart bus platform for organizations, providing flexible turn-key, plug-in and SaaS transportation programs.

Zeelo

Selina

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Selina is a fast-growing hospitality brand built for today’s nomadic traveler to help them live, work, and explore anywhere in the world.

Zeelo

Pollen

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Pollen builds, curates, and delivers the best travel experiences.

Zeelo

Mews

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Mews is an innovative hospitality management cloud platform that empowers the modern hotelier to provide remarkable guest experiences.

Zeelo

Culture Trip

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Culture Trip is a travel e-commerce brand with content at its core

Zeelo

Citymapper

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Citymapper is a transport app for cities.

Zeelo

Duffel

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

Zeelo

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.

Zeelo

Skyports

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Skyports is an urban air mobility infrastructure provider and drone delivery operator for aviation and managing end to end drone deliveries.

Zeelo

SKOOT

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SKOOT is a new Carbon Negative carpooling app connecting friends / colleagues and communities improving mobility for all

Zeelo

Splyt

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Splyt is a B2B mobility marketplace that connects institutional supply and demand for ground-based transport.

Zeelo

The Plum Guide

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The Plum Guide is building a marketplace of the world’s best holiday homes.

Zeelo

Velocity Black

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Pioneering the future of luxury lifestyle.

Zeelo

Hiyacar

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Hiyacar is a UK peer to peer car sharing platform.

Zeelo

Triptease

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Triptease is a travel SaaS company that empowers hotels to recapture guest relationships and increase direct bookings.

Zeelo

onefinestay

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Onefinestay give people a new way to experience a place staying in the finest homes in their favorite cities.

Zeelo

Easol

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The all-in-one platform to manage your entire experience business, on your terms.

Zeelo

Fornova

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Fornova empowers hotels to optimise revenue and distribution while reducing costs and improving forecasting.

Zeelo

SilverRail Technologies

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SilverRail offers best-in-class technical solutions that help railways and travel distributors easily connect with each other.

Zeelo

Victor

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

Zeelo

Eurostar International

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Eurostar International is a high speed train that directly links the UK to France and Belgium via the channel tunnel.

Zeelo

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!

Zeelo

OneTwoTrip

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OneTwoTrip is a full scale b2c and b2b online travel service.

Zeelo

YETiCO

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We build software for card machines that solves real world problems.

Zeelo

Stasher

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Stasher is the world’s first luggage storage network.

Zeelo

Yotel

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Yotel offers affordable hotels with elements of luxury in smart spaces.

Zeelo

BeRightBack

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BeRightBack is a new way to travel.

Zeelo

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.

Zeelo

Connexin

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Connexin specialises in award winning Fibre Optic and Voice Services.

Zeelo

Much Better Adventures

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Much Better Adventures helps people organize their skiing, cycling, or road biking holiday directly with specialist independent operators.

Zeelo

HouseTrip

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

Zeelo

AirPortr

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AirPortr is a Software and Service company developing and delivering innovative baggage services for passengers, airlines and airports.

Zeelo

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

Zeelo

SalesTrip

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Expense management and travel booking system on Salesforce. Better track and justify expense spend with SalesTrip.

Zeelo

WeSwap

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WeSwap is a mobile application that allows users to swap different types of currency with others.

Zeelo

Pluto

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The home of all your travel plans. Discover, organise and protect your trips, all in one place.

Zeelo

LuckyTrip

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LuckyTrip is a travel inspiration app that lets you find a trip in one tap.

Zeelo

Tab

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We’re revolutionising the way travellers discover, plan and book a trip.

Zeelo

HalalBooking

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World’s No1 search website for halal-conscious travelers

Zeelo

HotelRunner

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

Zeelo

Abellio

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Abellio delivers rail and bus services to passengers in Scotland, England, and Germany.

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.

Zeelo

AltoVita

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Award-winning enterprise software layered with a human-centric approach to power the flexible rentals market sector.

Zeelo

tripAbrood

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

Zeelo

Staykeepers

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Prop-tech platform providing incremental revenue for institutional landlords & their-residents.

Zeelo

Rocco Forte Hotels

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Rocco Forte Hotels is a luxurious high end hotel chain.

Zeelo

Wevat

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Wevat is the best way to get your tax back on shopping in the UK.

Zeelo

Snaptrip

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

Zeelo

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.

Zeelo

VISXA

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Building an Immigration Platfrom

Zeelo

TravelTime Technologies

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Technology that can map, rank and sort location based data by travel time instead of distance. Available as an API or analytics plugins.

Zeelo

Beeline

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Smart navigation, made simple. For a global community of adventurers

Zeelo

VizEat

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

Zeelo

minicabit

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Smart marketplace to connect customers & business with all types of cab service providers of today and those in the mobility future

Zeelo

Love Home Swap

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Love Home Swap is a home-swapping website enabling members to exchange and rent homes.

Zeelo

Ubio

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Ubio provide direct booking capabilities for travel metasearch websites and apps.

Zeelo

WAYN

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WAYN is a travel and lifestyle-based social network enabling users to meet like-minded people.

Zeelo

Battersea Power Station

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Battersea Power Station is a travel and tourism company.

Zeelo

Sweep

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Sweep is building the first end-to-end travel & expenses management system for European SME’s.

Zeelo

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!

Zeelo

Festicket

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Festicket is a marketplace to discover and book music festival tickets, accommodation, transfers and extras.

Zeelo

Everyman Media Group

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Everyman is an independent cinema group in terms of cinema venues, screens and admissions.

Zeelo

golfscape

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The only worldwide golf reservations platform and course operations technology infrastructure

Zeelo

Wizme

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Wizme makes meetings and events management magical through superior ease of use and smart technologies.

Zeelo

Faredirect

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Faredirect is helping airlines to build and scale ancillary revenues.

Zeelo

Troubadour Goods

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Troubadour Goods is a menswear fashion brand

Zeelo

Bakuun.com

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Transforming and sharing the hotels’ inventories

Zeelo

Road.Travel

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

Zeelo

ACHICA

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ACHICA is an online members-only lifestyle store offering luxury brands at discounted prices.

Zeelo

Key Travel

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

Zeelo

UnderTheDoormat

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Our mission is to redefine the future of accommodation.

Zeelo

NextRetreat

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Travel Booking site, designed for teams.

Zeelo

Splento

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Professional Photographers on Demand

Zeelo

AVUXI

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Ranking the popularity of every place on Earth. Makers of TopPlace™ – the leading plug-n-play GeoPopularity engine with Worldwide coverage.

Zeelo

incrediblue

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incrediblue is a U.K.-based online marketplace for boat rentals that helps travelers plan their rides in advance.

Zeelo

thesqua.re

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Inventive corporate serviced apartments provider with loyalty programme, all-in-one online accounts, community events and concierge app.

Zeelo

British Airways

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British Airways provides international and domestic scheduled air services for the carriage of passengers and cargo.

Zeelo

Big Bus Tours

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Big Bus Tours is a global operator of premium open-top sightseeing tours.

Zeelo

Grapevine

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Grapevine is an AI-powered digital concierge providing tools to increase ancillary attachment rates and capture in-destination revenues.

Zeelo

The Thinking Traveller

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

Zeelo

Edge Retreats

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

Zeelo

SkiYodl

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SkiYodl is a platform that allows its users to search and book their ski trips in real-time.

Zeelo

Esplorio

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Esplorio uses social data and our iOS app to create a digital travel journal that you can use to re-live and share your adventures.

Zeelo

Timescenery

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

Zeelo

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.

Zeelo

Journee

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Exciting trips. Matched to you. Without the admin.

Zeelo

Veeve

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Characterful homes. Dedicated service. Memorable stays.

Zeelo

Down-Route

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Down-Route is a unique, revolutionary app which combines expense management and hotel booking in one place.

Zeelo

Pop & Rest

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

Zeelo

YMCA East London

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Provides support & accommodation to young homeless people.

Zeelo

Chic Retreats

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A luxury travel marketplace using the latest in digital technology to connect our collection of independent hotels to affluent travellers

Zeelo

TransferTravel.com

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

Zeelo

Trainline

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Trainline is the world’s leading independent digital rail platform.

Zeelo

Volangua

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Language Learning Marketplace.

Zeelo

Parabis Group

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Parabis Group provides legal solutions for insurance, travel, and other related industries.

Zeelo

eRevMax

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Leader in hotel channel management, rate shopping, business intelligence and booking engine solutions

Zeelo

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.

Zeelo

GTA

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GTA provides ground travel products and services to the fully independent travel industry.

Zeelo

Nightset

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Nightset is a nightlife marketplace that connects people, venues, and brands on one platform globally.

Zeelo

Family Traveller

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Family Traveller is a multi-platform brand operating across familytraveller.com, social media and email.

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