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Haiti - Tourism : First world competition of tourism start-ups
Start-ups and emerging companies that are transformative, with innovative ideas that can revolutionize the way we travel and live the tourist experience, whether technological or not, mature or nascent, are invited to compete.
The goal is to select the best solutions and the most innovative projects. In this respect, one of the main thrusts of the competition is to give visibility to projects aiming at more sustainable tourism.
This process of identifying start-ups is as ambitious as it is complex : it is about identifying the best projects in every corner of the planet. UNWTO and Globalia have entrusted this prospecting stage to the innovation consulting firm www.barrabes.biz/en/, which has more than 20 years of experience in the creation, connection and activation of entrepreneurship ecosystems and innovation.
To expand the scope of the competition and facilitate the registration of interested emerging companies, the program will be operated from the digital platform YouNoodle, Silicon Valley's reference company for global start-up research.
"Tourism innovation and investment is not an end in itself, but a means to develop better tourism products, improve tourism governance and take advantage of the proven sustainability of tourism by creating jobs and providing opportunities, "said UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili.
Globalia's CEO, Javier Hidalgo, confirmed the support for this new initiative: "As a global tourism group, we want to give the winners the opportunity to work with us to transform sector."
Pour participer à ce concours mondial, les start-up doivent présenter des modèles d’activité économique liés à l’un au moins des quatre grands domaines :
For more information and to apply, visit the website: www.tourismstartups.org
Registration is open until September 3, 2018. Projects will be evaluated according to 5 criteria:
A jury will evaluate the records and retain the best for a semifinal to be announced in September 2018.
Winners of the contest, will have the opportunity to integrate the leading companies of the tourism sector.