4 Women-led Startups Disrupting Travel

4 Women-led Startups Disrupting Travel


Hey, I travel quite a bit. I travel for public service and philanthropy, not business; I haven't been in craigslist management since 2000. (I hear that people travel for "pleasure" or on "vacation," which I understand are mythological concepts.)


Photo Credit: TripCommon Website

It's always nice to see new apps and startups that make traveling less of a hassle, and that help you find good, local food.

1. TripCommon

TripCommon was born out of cofounder Gillian Morris' years of struggling with outdated, buggy travel search and booking tools. It's an early seed stage startup disrupting the travel industry. They're working on making travel work at the right time and the best price. TripCommon's rebuilding the travel search and booking experience. The company's first product, Hitlist, helps users travel more by leveraging data in their social graph to present them with relevant destinations and deals (see #2).

2. Hitlist

At Hitlist they have one mission: to help you travel more for less. Their intelligent filters help you find trips that suit your time, destination preferences, and budget. Their goal is to help people connect face to face, and in doing so they hope to build a friendlier world. hitlist how to

3. Traveling Spoon

Traveling Spoon was founded by Aashi Vel and Steph Lawrence, who met at the Haas School of Business in 2011 around their joint passion of food. They shared a dream of helping people connect with authentic food experiences while traveling. They founded Traveling Spoon to build a community of fellow food and travel lovers seeking meaningful experiences around the world.

They're passionate about food, and believe that by connecting people with authentic food experiences in people’s homes around the world they can help facilitate meaningful travel experiences for travelers and hosts worldwide.

4. Foodspotting

Foodspotting is a visual guide to good food and where to find it. Instead of reviewing restaurants, you can recommend great dishes and see what others recommend wherever you go.

Cofounder Alexa Andrzejewski started Foodspotting in 2009 with the realization that there were many restaurant review apps, but there was no easy way to find or rate specific dishes.

**Note: Travel tips, inspired by my own misadventure…

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Photo Credit: Hitlist Website



Gillian Morris

Hi there – as the founder of Hitlist and Tripcommon, I'm honored you singled us out. This industry is so badly in need of innovation, and we're happy to be making strides there. Needless to say, I'm also a huge fan and frequent user of Craigslist…

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