33 Travel & Tourism App Business Ideas You Can Start Today [2022]

33 Travel & Tourism App Business Ideas You Can Start Today [2022]

Interested in starting a travel & tourism app business in 2022?

We put together 32 of the best travel & tourism app businesses you can start in today.

For each business idea, we’ll show you real-world examples of other travel & tourism app businesses to help you see what it really takes.

Here's the full list:

1. Start a city guides app business

How Much Can You Make?
$6,750,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful city guides app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a city guides app business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a city guides app business ➜

Case Study

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2. Start a lounge finder app business

Examples of a successful lounge finder app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a lounge finder app business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a lounge finder app business ➜

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3. Start a car rental app business

How Much Can You Make?
$2,000 — $583,333/month
Skills

Examples of a successful car rental app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a car rental app business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a car rental app business ➜

Case Study
  • Coastr, a vehicle rental software company, was founded in 2018 by Biswajit Kundu Roy.
  • It's a mobility technology business that aspires to innovate and reimagine the car rental industry.
  • Coastr claims that a beta version of a new release gets tested every four weeks.
  • It was recently successfully securing £1.4M in funding from a London investor, GroVentive.
  • The company's customer base has grown fivefold over the last few months.

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Read the full article on startup.info ➜

4. Start a travel itinerary generator app business

How Much Can You Make?
$450,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful travel itinerary generator app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a travel itinerary generator app business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a travel itinerary generator app business ➜

Case Study

Hi! My name is Lillian Rafson, and I’m the founder + CEO of Pack Up + Go. We’re a travel agency that plans curated getaways around the United States. The catch? Your destination is a surprise until the day you depart! Since launching in 2016, we have sent 25,000+ travelers to 100+ destinations nationwide.

  • Plane/Train Trips
  • Road Trips
  • Outdoor Road Trips
  • Staycations Each of our trip types includes reservations at a top-notch hotel, curated itineraries full of recommendations for things to do, see, and eat in the destination, and 24/7 in-house traveler support.

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5. Start a location-based alerts app business

Examples of a successful location-based alerts app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a location-based alerts app business:

Learn more about starting a location-based alerts app business ➜

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6. Start a tours search app business

How Much Can You Make?
$13,083,333/month
Skills

Examples of a successful tours search app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a tours search app business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a tours search app business ➜

Case Study

During the dot com boom of the late 1990s, Jimmy Wales was running an internet search company. That's when he began to experiment with the idea of an online encyclopedia. In 2001, Wales launched Wikipedia, a website where thousands of community members could contribute, edit, and monitor content on just about anything. Today, the non-profit has stayed true to its open-source roots and is the fifth most visited website in the world. PLUS in our postscript "How You Built That," how Florence Wetterwald created Blabla dolls – eco-friendly knitted dolls made in Peru.

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Read the full story on npr.org ➜

7. Start a flight booking app business

How Much Can You Make?
$364,000 — $500,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful flight booking app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a flight booking app business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a flight booking app business ➜

Case Study

Hello, my name is Irakli Litanishvili and I am a co-founder of a group of companies called Aim of Emperor that operates in three niches: aviation, fuel & ground handling, and IT. One of the recent additions is Mirai Flights, where I stand as CEO & co-founder.

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8. Start an emergency service app business

Examples of a successful emergency service app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a emergency service app business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an emergency service app business ➜

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9. Start a restrooms finder app business

Examples of a successful restrooms finder app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a restrooms finder app business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a restrooms finder app business ➜

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10. Start a currency rate converter app business

Examples of a successful currency rate converter app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a currency rate converter app business:

Learn more about starting a currency rate converter app business ➜

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11. Start a travel app business

How Much Can You Make?
$60,000 — $36,000,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful travel app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a travel app business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a travel app business ➜

Case Study

My name is Jannik Lawaetz and I am the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of LuggageHero. LuggageHero is a network of short-term luggage storage options in shops, cafes, hotels, and more. The idea is for travelers to no longer have to drag their luggage all over the city or hunt for the elusive storage locker, where they often need exact change in the right currency. LuggageHero has a growing network of +40 luggage storage sites in New York, London, Copenhagen, and many more major cities across Europe and North America.

We know how much it sucks having to drag your luggage around when you just want to explore a new destination and we want to make sure people no longer have to go through that.

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12. Start a weather forecast app business

Examples of a successful weather forecast app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a weather forecast app business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a weather forecast app business ➜

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13. Start a cab/ taxi app business

Examples of a successful cab/ taxi app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a cab/ taxi app business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a cab/ taxi app business ➜

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14. Start a deal finder app business

Examples of a successful deal finder app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a deal finder app business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a deal finder app business ➜

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15. Start a local public transport accessing app business

Examples of a successful local public transport accessing app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a local public transport accessing app business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a local public transport accessing app business ➜

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16. Start a language translation app business

How Much Can You Make?
$5,000 — $13,500,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful language translation app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a language translation app business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a language translation app business ➜

Case Study

Our names are Robert and Mariona Bolohan, we are a married couple who also run their own business, you may wonder if we’re crazy and we probably are but we both have a passion for languages and that is why we created our own translation business called Lotuly.

We are growing every day, at one point we managed to grow to $40k a month and we are about to become VAT registered so exciting things are coming soon! We are also working on launching a subscription version of our services, and packages will range from $99 to $349 a month (we are also working on releasing a special deal for bilingual content creators).

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17. Start a gas station finder app business

Examples of a successful gas station finder app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a gas station finder app business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a gas station finder app business ➜

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18. Start a kids friendly places finder apps business

Examples of a successful kids friendly places finder apps business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a kids friendly places finder apps business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a kids friendly places finder apps business ➜

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19. Start an accommodation booking app business

How Much Can You Make?
$200,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful accommodation booking app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a accommodation booking app business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an accommodation booking app business ➜

Case Study

We are Eugenio Ferrante and Ahmed Nizar, co-founders of Casa Mia Coliving.

Today, we have 150 bedrooms in central Singapore across popular neighborhoods such as River Valley, Tiong Bahru, and Orchard. We have reached an annualized revenue of $2.5M, and we’re growing fast!

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20. Start a travel destination finder app business

Examples of a successful travel destination finder app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a travel destination finder app business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a travel destination finder app business ➜

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21. Start a museum tours booking app business

How Much Can You Make?
$250,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful museum tours booking app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a museum tours booking app business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a museum tours booking app business ➜

Case Study

Everything we do is VIP, fast-paced, story-based and includes social elements, actions that give you a new perspective on the galleries (and life) and sometimes wine.

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22. Start a world clock time converter business

Examples of a successful world clock time converter business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a world clock time converter business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a world clock time converter business ➜

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23. Start a social media platform app business

How Much Can You Make?
$2,000 — $14,500/month
Skills

Examples of a successful social media platform app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a social media platform app business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a social media platform app business ➜

Case Study

Hey everyone! My name is Tim Bennetto and I’m the founder of Pallyy, a social media scheduling platform built for social media agencies and managers.

Only i­n the recent months did Pallyy start to gain some traction, with almost 100% growth happening in just the last 3 months.

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24. Start an e-sccooter app business

Examples of a successful e-sccooter app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a e-sccooter app business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an e-sccooter app business ➜

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25. Start a restaurant table reservation app business

Examples of a successful restaurant table reservation app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a restaurant table reservation app business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a restaurant table reservation app business ➜

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26. Start a white label food delivery app

Examples of a successful white label food delivery app :

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a white label food delivery app :

For further info, check out these books and products:

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27. Start a socialising app business

Examples of a successful socialising app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a socialising app business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a socialising app business ➜

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28. Start a travel payment app business

Examples of a successful travel payment app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a travel payment app business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a travel payment app business ➜

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29. Start a navigation app business

Examples of a successful navigation app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a navigation app business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a navigation app business ➜

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30. Start a luggage tracker app business

Examples of a successful luggage tracker app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a luggage tracker app business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a luggage tracker app business ➜

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31. Start a tour guide booking app business

Examples of a successful tour guide booking app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a tour guide booking app business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a tour guide booking app business ➜

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32. Start an adventure sports booking app business

How Much Can You Make?
$500,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful adventure sports booking app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a adventure sports booking app business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an adventure sports booking app business ➜

Case Study

Dan is co-founder at eola, a marketplace for activity centers. Through many marketing campaigns made on a tight budget, the startup has grown to £1M/mo.

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