Looking for the best innovative travel technology ideas, the ITB China Startup Award acknowledges outstanding new products and services that were introduced less than three years ago. The pitches and the award ceremony take place on 16 May 2019 at 3 pm in the conference room A of ITB China, set to take place from 15 -17 May 2019 in Shanghai.
The jury, comprising members of well-known industry professionals from Amadeus, Ctrip, Ping An Ventures, Tongcheng-Elong ，KarmYog Education Network, and Yuantai Investment Partners Evergreen Fund, has selected the following six nominees for the ITB China Startup Award 2019:
This year the innovations reach from air travel connection platforms, smart bracelets and barrier-free travels to world-wide networks of certified traveler itineraries, video based trip planning platforms and air compensation service.
During eight-minute pitches the innovators have the chance to describe how their product will change the future of the travel industry. Particular emphasis will be placed on topicality and relevance to the industry. The innovations are vetted by the jury based on the uniqueness of the underlying innovation. The winner will receive the ITB China Startup Award and will be awarded a booth for ITB China 2020.
The nominees in detail:
Air Black Box is a travel technology company dedicated to transforming the travel selling process through decades of domain expertise, patented integration technology and a vision for innovation. Air Black Box’s industry-first comprehensive travel connection platform enables airlines, airports and travel providers to expand their market footprint, boost passenger volume, increase core and ancillary revenue, and create new sales opportunities by efficiently and cost-effectively facilitating the cross-selling, distribution and fulfillment of travel products and services.
Nobility Technology Group‘s (NTG) main focus is on smart gadget design for aviation applications. Our services are based on developing smart devices by integrating on-board AI. The NTG’s products will cover many applications based on their Multifunctionality, Secure Data Collection and Being User Friendly. Our product will monitor your body full time and adopt to passengers’ health status with implemented AI to provide detail accurate information. It is designed to be cheap and accessible for any user all around the world, regardless of their gender, age and occupation.
The Robin is a social enterprise dedicated to creating barrier-free travel brand. As the first barrier-free travel agency in China, it is committed to developing a safe, convenient and enjoyable barrier-free journey to bring people into the society. To further enhance the mobility of the disabled and call for more people to pay attention to the accessibility of the environment. At the same time, we will vigorously promote the development of eco-chains for barrier-free tourism. Our mission is to make everyone travel with dignity and freedom.
Pointmark puts Loyalty back in the hands of travel suppliers by creating a fabric of Loyalty program ecosystems and alliances based on a new-gen Loyalty management system. Pointmark empowers brands to know and serve travelers better by enriching their online experience, and then extend the reach of their Loyalty programs by cross-selling the best experiences in destination or after-stay.
SeeVoov is the world’s first & only video-based, B2B, interactive video travel planning platform. Within the travel industry there is very little customer loyalty. companies such as airlines, cruise-lines, hotel chains and OTA's are battling over price competitiveness for user attention, and many of them are struggling to create ancillary revenue. SeeVoov has acknowledged the power of video in increasing user purchase intent, and has developed the world's first full-funnel B2B VIDEO Based travel planner, enabling tourism companies to significantly increase ancillary revenue (through hotel booking, flights, attraction tickets, restaurant reservations), as well as provide their users with unique Value Added video entertaining content to enhance their travels.
TravelRight founded by a diverse team of Chinese and European members in 2018, TravelRight is a Travel Tech company focused on combatting travel problems and servicing Chinese outbound travelers who face air disruption. TravelRight is the first air compensation service provider in China. Together with online travel agencies (OTAs), TravelRight is creating quick and efficient solutions to help passengers rebook flights instantly and fight for claims effectively.
Trade visitors can register for ITB China 2019 at reg.itb-china.com.