Travel industry research authority Phocuswright Inc. has announced the award winners of The
Travel Innovation Summit Europe, held on May 13, the first day of Phocuswright Europe in Dublin, Ireland. This year, the second European summit, 13 innovators were selected to demonstrate applications, technologies and solutions that will transform travel planning, purchasing and sharing. The
winners represent the best of this elite group.
"The second annual European summit was a great success," said Phocuswright managing director, Tony D'Astolfo. "New business models and leading-edge tech are constantly pushing the travel industry to new heights. The presenting companies – solely from Europe – have some of the most creative
solutions to the changing market and will most definitely be molding the future of the travel industry."
TRAVEL INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD
A panel of judges comprised of travel and technology experts chose the winner and runner-up.
PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD
This year, Phocuswright and 33entrepreneurs – a startup accelerator – introduce the People's Choice Award. Audience members voted on their favorite innovation and the winning company receives a one-week coaching session in Bordeaux with 33entrepreneurs.
Highlight videos of the winner and runner-up are available
on the Phocuswright Europe website.
About the Companies
Airhelptracks flights and helps customers get money from airlines when flights are delayed or cancelled, according to air passenger rights. everyglobe Ltdmatches behavioral and psychographic user profiles and generates highly
personalized travel recommendations in real-time. GuestU provides mobile technology as a service to hotels and apartments to become engaged with their guests using a mobile tool that offers useful information. Indigo enables its
partners to add ground transportation bookings – including taxis – within mobile, online, agency, corporate travel and other hospitality applications. Inviita allows users to search, create and share tours of any city in the world. Mondygo enables users
to compare traditional tour operator packaged holidays and dynamic packages with the same individual components. mylocalscountsprovides travel shoppers the ability to search for sustainable tourism destinations. Pablowuses a cloud-based platform to enable big travel insurers and small to medium
retailers to sell personalized insurance offers to travelers at the point of sale. Qaribu AG is a social travel agency that combines a trip-planning tool, an OTA and a social network. With refund.me
GmbH, travelers can file claims and collect compensation payments on delays, cancellations, and missed connections where due. TripRebel GmbH tracks prices between booking and check-in and checks daily for price reductions, providing a refund if the price drops or an upgrade to a better room or hotel
if prices are reduced within the budget. Tripteaseis a smart widget that integrates into a hotel’s website and displays three OTA prices in real-time. Youtect offers pre-built solutions for hotel, travel agencies and DMOs that include tools for
customer and employee engagement, recruitment management, private workspaces and ecosystem management.
View more information about the innovators.