The Launchpad area returned once again to TTE in 2018 to help buyers source the very latest in industry innovation. It further supported and promoted start-ups as well as new businesses in the travel arena.
Finalists took part in a Dragon’s Den style pitching session during which they had an opportunity to present their innovation on stage at the show.
With one of the main drivers for buyers attending the Travel Technology Europe to discover innovative new products and solutions, Launchpad made it possible for new ventures to reach thousands of European buyers who have the potential to make a huge difference to their future success, as well as making travellers' lives easier.
We would like to congratulate the winner, Swayy, who will receive a free stand for the 2019 show worth £8,000!
Awaymo is the leading provider of pay monthly holidays. We enable our customers to Travel Now, Pay Later at 0% APR on 1000s of deals, and the most competitive holiday prices online. Create an account at www.awaymo.com and spread the cost of every trip over 10 equal monthly payments.
For more information visit www.awaymo.com
Guidewiser is a hotel guest communication platform powered by Artificial Intelligence and Chatbot technology which helps hotels and short term rentals to provide better travel experiences and get more direct bookings!
For more information visit www.guidewiser.com
Bring your sales to the next level! Until now, managing sales offers was a labor-intensive and painful process. From accepting the inquiry, checking rates & availability, creating offers, converting them to pdf, writing e-mails, attaching the document, and finally sending it. We are revolutionizing the entire path, from customer request to payment, - and everything else in between.
Ho[s]teloffer.online is a sales proposal software, that gives your sales team the competitive edge.
HotelFlex helps hotels generate revenue from rooms that sit empty between guests. Our algorithm predicts the departure and arrival time of each guest and then resells the intervening time period as an early check-in or late check-out to other guests in the hotel, increasing profit margins by 4%.
For more information visit www.hotelflex.io/
ibookedin is the world’s first fully integrated Meetings Global Distribution System.
Providing Hotels’ tools to manage, distribute and sell small meetings space online. By fully integrating with the hotel’s property management system, we reduce the need for manual management of their inventory.
By bringing the venues online, we remove the limitation that exists today which is booking small meetings space via RFP’s. Automated and online bookings to match the on demand economy we live in.
For more information visit www.ibookedin.com/
Live2Leave is a new travel app that allows users to record their favourite spots and see recommendations from a community of selected friends and local experts. Created by a former foreign correspondent, the app allows users to save their recommendations for hotels, restaurants and activities but also to build itineraries, facilitating pre-trip and in-destination planning. Live2Leave users have already created over 10,000 recommendations covering 1,800 cities in 193 countries.
For more information visit http://blog.live2leave.com/
Protected Trust Services (PTS) offers a complete solution to tour operators, travel agents, flight only companies and homeworkers. PTS’ innovative solution assures complete Package Travel Regulation compliance whilst offering highly competitive merchant service solutions, independent trust account, insurance, and ATOL.
The PTS solution is driven by an innovative travel software solution that is cost effective for all travel firms. PTS members save approximately 40% on back office and admin costs for the day to day running of their business.
For more information visit www.protectedtrustservices.com/
ROOM Advantage smooths out the day to day challenges of running a hotel, giving owners and managers peace of mind. With ROOM Advantage, managers can relax knowing that housekeeping, maintenance, and front desk functions are all running smoothly. Staff, room, and task management are all integrated, and every employee receives clear "to-do list" each day. ROOM Advantage ensures staff can consistently meet guests’ needs and expectations, raising reviews and increasing the profitability of the hotel.
For more information visit roomadvantage.com/
Swayy is the leading online influencer booking, campaign and relationship management tool, putting hotels in front of hundreds and thousands of potential customers.
Hotels enjoy increased brand awareness, direct bookings, and ultimately profitability by over 18%.
We've streamlined the whole engagement process, saving hoteliers, DMO’s and PR agencies, time, money and hassle
For more information visit www.swayy.me
TOP allows hotels to generate ancillary revenue from guests referred on their website when they book another trip.
Only 5% of international hotel guests return to the same hotel. Online Travel Agencies (OTAs) own distribution by outspending hotels on marketing as a result of their better Customer Lifetime Value economics.
TOP disintermediates the OTAs by offering hotels the means to earn travel commission themselves from their guests’ upcoming trips.
There are 1.2mn hotels in the world. Travel spending is over €1tn / year. Out of 1.18bn international arrivals, 51% happen in Europe. In 2017, 50% of worldwide travel bookings are still made offline.
For more information visit www.travelopenpartnership.com
TurnedSee is the worlds first modern and online marketplace, allowing hotels and venues to showcase their MICE offering, to buyers through interactive 360 virtual tours resulting in direct leads and sales. We are a venue sourcing platform + marketing platform + contact source toolI.
Launched in Sept 2016, and based in the UK, Tubular Systems design and develop compact and contemporary kiosks that assist the traveller with a range of cost-saving solutions. Using the latest touchscreen and payment technology Tubular kiosks are designed to take up very little space, meaning they can be placed right in the heart of any retail environment especially hotel, car rental and airport locations.
Tubular will be demonstrating the preloaded sim card kiosk. Ideal for customer's looking to save on their mobile roaming charges both in the UK and abroad. If TTE customers find their phone battery needing a little charge, then they should head over and use Tubular's built-in phone charger. Another innovative product being displayed for the first time is Tubular's contactless charity kiosk which helps charities to accept donations using contactless payment.
For more information visit www.tubular-systems.com
Launched in 2016, and based in Barcelona, Wanup is a new kind of loyalty club offering immediate rewards and a diverse collection of hotels, so you can enjoy the perks of a loyalty club, without feeling restrained to stay within one hotel chain. Founded by a family of hoteliers, Wanup brings together top-guest rated hotels into one alliance. The club caters to a new generation of frequent travellers keen to discover unique hotels while accumulating rewards and receiving special treatment for their travel purchases. With over 800 top guest rated hotel chains, and independent villas and beach resorts, it’s ideal for those who travel for work and pleasure and love to explore new places to stay.
For more information visit www.wanup.com
whym is an app that allows every traveller to venture off the beaten path. To explore without boundaries. To interact with faraway communities. To travel fearlessly.
How? Very simple: we break down the language barrier; anywhere, and at any time.
whym- for the first time ever- has placed accessible, affordable, professional language services on the smartphone of every global businessman, backpacker, and holiday-goer.
For more information visit www.whym.global/
No one desires to be herded around museums and historical sites during guided tours. TourCast aims to quash this negative tour stigma with innovative software. We are a B2B SaaS company which primary function is to turn tour participants’ smartphones into radio listening devices during tours. TourCast’s easy to use mobile app allows the guides’ live commentary to be clearly heard in real time by tourists, as they walk freely, take photos, and enjoy their experience. Additional features include in-app tipping and purchasing (museum merchandise, tours, transfers), a detailed guide review system, and tour-topic photos and videos to be shared from the guide to the audience. TourCast looks to modernize the tour experience and reinvent how tours are conducted.
For more information visit www.tourcastapp.com/
Sujester mixes human curation and smart algorithms to help travel companies provide high quality, personalised inspirational content that their customers can actually interact with.
Help and encourage your customers to create bucket lists and plot their next 3-5 years of dream travel using our fully customisable web platform, making it easier to retain them as well as empowering your customers as digital brand ambassadors, helping drive growth via digital word of mouth.
For more information visit www.sujester.com