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The 2017 Startup Award finalists

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

startups2017Six nominees have been selected for the Startup Award 2017. In their eight-minute pitch, the innovators have to explain how their product will impact the future of the travel industry. The pitch will take place on 11 May.

Afterwards the jury will determine the winner of the first ITB China Startup Award during a ceremony. Winning the award includes a nine sqm basic shell scheme booth worth more than 4,000 USD at ITB China 2018 to showcase their product.

The jury consists of the following four members of experienced industry professionals: Philipp Wolf, Phocuswright (Patronage), Gang Chen, Group Senior Vice President, Ctrip, Jay You, Yuantai Investment Partners Evergreen Fund Partner and Le Yu, Managing Director, Ping An Ventures.

Here are the nominees:

MySmark is a customer experience platform that provides research and digital marketing tools for online travel and commerce. Research means collecting data using different touchpoints with survey tools and templates to profile consumers-brands-destinations. Digital marketing tools can transfer research into personalized dynamic content and recommendation in the form of: advertising campaigns, dynamic landing pages, email marketing campaigns and customer experience personalization. MySmark tools are based on unique IP and 2 patents pending in multiple jurisdictions across Europe, US, Asia.

Go with Tommy, a handy and lovely audio guide mobile App tailored for Chinese overseas travelers. It has been ranking as top 3 in the travel translation category on Apple App Store.

Golf Voyager represents a revolution in the way that people book their golf vacations. The client can book all facets of their golf package at best price in real time with instant confirmation. Combining booking.com, rentalcars.com, live tee times and coach hire companies – golf voyager will build intelligent itineraries. Golf Voyager provides the tools to the industry to make their offers to the customer like they have been trying to do for the past 100 years. Golf Voyager also supply widgets to the golf course, hotels, tourist boards and 3rd party websites giving the product endless channels of distribution.

Moti Travel, a leading one-stop service provider of industrial tour in China, develops platforms to enable new forms of interactions between manufacturers and consumers, also provides unique educational tour products to the tourism market. Moti Travel transforms unused spaces of factories to tourist attractions, also designs and provides ‘Fun in Factories’ programs for educational groups and family groups.

NuanYou aims to solve the main pain points for Chinese tourists going abroad like “cannot read, cannot understand, cannot find” based on technology innovation. Equipped with NuanYou integrated marketing & mobile payment solutions, overseas merchants will own better chances to grasp more business and provide quality service to Chinese travellers. Our vision is to Make FITs Enjoy Local Lifestyle.

TripCreator is an award-winning trip planning solution which serves as a white label solution for travel agencies, OTA’s and airlines. The solution enables in-house sales people to create and suggest a full and final itinerary for their customers in a matter of minutes. Their customers can modify and complete their itinerary, then book everything in a single checkout. Online their customers can create a completely personalized itinerary in seconds from scratch. This includes locating and arranging accommodation, transportation, tours and activities and points of interests.

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