AWS Startups Blog
Curing Heartbreak with Hong Kong-based Startup Breakup Tours
For Stephen Chung, Co-founder and CEO of Breakup Tours, travel is the best medicine for heartbreak. The Hong Kong-based travel activity app recommends travel itineraries for customers based on the emotions they experience after a breakup, whether it’s anger, sadness, or something else. As the app gathers customer data, it becomes more intelligent with its recommendations. Chung shares what inspired him to found the company, why its technology is relevant, and what his vision is for its future.
BeMyGuest’s Dawid Makowski Is Opening a World of Online Possibilities for Travel Activity Providers
Whether it’s a day trip snorkeling in Palawan or a visit to an elephant sanctuary in Phuket, it’s tough for activity operators to make sure that travelers around the world can snag a spot for their activity. Dawid Makowski, CTO of BeMyGuest, is changing that.
Fraugster Separates Credit-Card Fraudsters From Mere Frequent Fliers
We live in a golden age of travel, a time when it’s never been easier (or cheaper) to book a flight to a far-flung locale. It seems everyone is either planning a trip, on vacation, or sharing enviable photos from their latest jaunt. But according to Luke Shaughnessy, the operations manager of Fraugster, an anti-fraud startup, our credits cards haven’t been keeping pace.
How GetYourGuide Makes Sightseeing Personal
In 2009, Johannes Reck, a student at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, arrived in Beijing one day earlier than his friend and classmate, Tao Tao. Tao, who knew Beijing well, was able to serve as a local guide to Reck once he arrived, and the trip was a success. Without Tao, however, Reck found himself at a loss as to where to go or what to do.
MyCelebs Builds an ML Solution with Amazon SageMaker to Provide Immediate Opportunities to Monetize Artificial Intelligence
The travel industry is quickly changing to adopt artificial intelligence (AI). However, it has yet to make effective use of the rich data that the industry has accumulated over the years. As a solution, MyCelebs—a global AI agency that prides itself on the strength of its pragmatic, efficient, and business-ready approach to AI transformation—provides a collaborative opinion recommendation service engine.
How Lime Leverages Data to Keep Their E-Scooters Charged and Accessible
Founded in 2017, Lime is an urban transportation company that provides smart bikes and scooters for consumers to travel around cities.
How Traveloka Uses AWS to Maintain Visibility Into its Systems
Felix Perdana, Software Engineering Manager at Traveloka, talks about working for a “unicorn” startup based out of Indonesia, how engineers are different from programmers, and key technical lessons he has learned. He also shares how the company uses AWS to maintain visibility into (and behind) its systems.
How tech is Reinvigorating the Hotel Industry with Revinate CEO Marc Heyneker
The hotel industry has existed since the beginning of the 19th century, and like many centuries-old industries, getting up to speed with modern tech can be challenging. That’s why companies like Revinate have sprung up to help hoteliers identify their best customers and transform guest data into revenue.
Roofstreet: Using AI to Predict Travel Lines
Unexpected issues can impact travel plans. Roofstreet, an AI built to predict travel routes, informs users of incidents along their travel lines ahead of time.
How Duetto is modernizing the multi-billion dollar hospitality industry
The hospitality industry was once a hotbed of innovation. Back in the 1960’s, for example, the Holiday Inn developed and launched the Holidex, a first-of-its-kind centralized reservation system. In a time before the internet, this piece of technology helped set the then 15-year old company apart. But times have changed, according to Patrick Bosworth, CEO and Co-Founder of Duetto.