For the third time, World Tourism Forum Lucerne organized the WTFL Start-Up Innovation Camp 2018, this year integrated in PATA Travel Mart 2018, to find innovative ideas in the travel, tourism, and hospitality industry.
After two evaluation rounds, the 15 most innovative Start-Ups finalists presented their business models at WTFL Start-Up Innovation Camp on September 12 in Langkawi. Finally, the international jury rewarded the winner in each of the five application categories: Destination, Hospitality, Mobility, Impact, and Transaction.
The five category winners of WTFL Start-Up Innovation Camp 2018 defeated more than 200 competitors from 54 different countries with their ideas.
Here are the winners of the WTFL Start-Up Innovation Camp 2018:
Category Destination: Namibia
VISTA Destination Network Open Platform and Ecosystem democratizes technology. It creates competitive advantages for hospitality and tourism businesses, leaving more tourism spend in the destination.
Category Hospitality: Singapore
Igloohome designs smart access solutions for smart management of properties and infrastructure. This is an official partner of major homesharing platforms such as Airbnb. They have sold products to over 80 countries.
Category Mobility: France
Wingly is the leading flight-sharing platform, connecting private pilots with passengers to share their flights, passions, and costs.
Category Impact: Singapore
Good For Food‘s Smart Dustbin empowers hotels with data analytics to reduce their food waste, cost, and environmental footprint.
Category Transaction: Philippines
TripClub is a technology-powered concierge currently focused on the high growth blockchain and tech markets.
Prizes at WTFL Start-Up Innovation Camp 2018
Each winner received a cash check of 15,000 USD; a 2-year coaching program with an experienced industry executive; a free ticket to World Tourism Forum Lucerne 2019 next May; networking opportunities within the WTFL Start-Up community; and valuable advice from renowned business leaders and investors.