Exploring Top Influential Travel Startups Transforming Vancouver Tourism in 2023?

Vancouver has a vibrant startup scene and this rings especially true in the travel industry. Home to a broad range of clever and innovative companies, Vancouver is a hotbed of activity. The city’s talent pool is developing solutions that are revolutionising travel, from trip planning and booking to rewarding loyal customers. Our focus today are these fifteen startups that are truly making a global impact.

These startups are diverse in their offerings, whether they are using the latest technology to deliver customised travel itineraries or using good design and high-quality materials to create top-notch luxury luggage. What they all have in common is their dedication to improving the travel industry, and making travel accessible and enjoyable for everyone.

Take a journey with us and discover the wide range of solutions that these Vancouver-based startups are bringing to globetrotters and industry professionals alike. Let’s delve into what makes these companies standout.


Monos is an independent studio creating thoughtfully designed, premium travel goods at an affordable price. Launched by Victor Tam, this startup is touted for its commitment to durable, stylish, and accessible travel accessories. Monos’ products appeal to anyone looking for high-quality luggage without exorbitant prices.


Launchtrip is a global event travel tech company. Julian Ing founded it with an aim to simplify the process of planning group trips for events. It provides a platform for organising accommodations, tickets, and flights for your group event travel convenience.

Yervana Services Inc

Founded by Jim McGovern, Yervana is a digital marketplace that connects outdoor adventure seekers with local experts. Whether you’re seeking a hiking guide or looking to learn from experienced locals, Yervana makes it easy to connect and book adventures.


instaHop, founded by Ali Basij and Golnaz Fakhari, is a digital platform that aims to get travellers to experience under 30 minutes, providing reliable and convenient travel experiences.


At iplan.ai, founders Nima Aksoy and Salman Taghiakbari use artificial intelligence to create smart travel itineraries. This isn’t just journey planning—this is next-generation tech meeting the traveller’s needs.


Pioneered by Connor J. Wilson and Vaishnavi Sriram, Pilot is a social trip planner that helps you discover, plan, book and share trips with friends. It’s a one-stop-shop for all your travel planning needs.


ABOMIS offers IT solutions for airports and airlines. It is beneficial for those seeking technological solutions to make the travel process more smooth and effective.


MiTravel is the brainchild of Anne Van Nga Duong and Annie Lo. This travel planning and management software aims to keep all travel information in a single, easy-to-access platform.

Travelsum Network Inc.

Want to find a travel buddy? Look no further than Travelsum, a startup that helps connect travellers with like-minded companions for their journeys.


ZaNiheza, founded by Charles Kishi, is a booking software and marketplace for immersive experiences and activities.

REM Loyalty

Founded by Jeremy Friesen and Zdravko Loborec, REM Loyalty is a management system for loyalty rewards built on the Stellar platform.


Trippzy is a creation by Adrian Brijbassi. It’s an entertainment brand that has launched a trivia app offering real travel rewards that lead you to exciting destinations.

Unicorn Solutions

Unicorn Solutions, founded by Simba Chang, provides eco-friendly environment solutions for everyday life— a perfect companion for eco-aware traveller.


Cottoncandy is a mobile app founded by Sunny Malhi that caters to those looking for deals and coupons while they travel.

GAMA Bookings

The last but not the least, GAMA Bookings provides a free software platform for tour companies, making it an invaluable resource for those in the tourism industry.

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