This is a roundup of product news and announcements for travel STARTUPS  in tourism and hospitality for August 2014.

Thursday 28 August

GetMyBoat now offers boat insurance

One of the main hurdles for boat sharing startup GetYourBoat was ensuring adequate insurance for boat rentals. The startup has successfully navigated the treacherous insurance underwriting waters to offer an insurance product starting today.

Wednesday 20 August

Trover compiles trending lists for fall travel

Location discovery app Trover has deployed its geo-located photo sharing capability to create trending lists for fall travel. The lists offer compelling curated views of nearby points of travel interest – such as fall foliage – to provide an alternative view of travel inspiration. 

Tuesday 19 August

Journi releases its take on a mobile travel journal

The app, now available in the App Store, claims to be the “easiest way to record your trips offline and on the go.” While there have been plenty of journaling apps prior, Journi sets itself apart with a gorgeous interface, easy-to-log journal entries, and the ability to create entries offline for later updates. Public journals and automated backups round out the promising package.


Original author: Tnooz