To quote venture capitalist Alexia Bonatsos, "Travel startups are about to have a moment." -Sean O'Neill. : Technology gives the travel sector a chance to retool itself, and many startups could help the industry make the most of its coming, phased recovery from the pandemic. Yet there’s a problem. Startup founders may be inventive technologists, but they often lack a grasp of the travel sector’s commercial contours. Naivete and inexperience can open a chasm between startups and corporate customers, preventing many travel companies from widely adopting innovations.