Just under two weeks left to apply for UNWTO Tourism Startup Competition

Early-stage startups looking to enter the World Tourism Organisation’s (UNWTO) first Tourism Startup Competition have just under two weeks left to submit applications.

Applications for the competition — which is being held in collaboration with Spanish tourist group Globalia — are set to close on 3 September.

The UNWTO Tourism Startup Competition is organised around four main focus areas, namely: the future of travel, tourism experiences, environmental impact and community development.

Applications for UNWTO’s first Tourism Startup Competition are set to close on 3 September

Finalists will be selected based on business model, team profile, potential impact, scalability and sustainability, as well as how feasible and unique their solutions are.

The winning startup will receive an opportunity to design a pilot project with Globalia. This will include working with some of the corporation’s subsidiaries which include Air Europa, travel agency Halcón Viajes, tour operator Travelplan, hotel chain Be Live and airport handling company Groundforce.

In addition, 20 runners-up will be sponsored to participate at the International Tourism Trade Fair which will be held from 24 to 27 January in Madrid, Spain. At the gathering, the startups will pitch in front of potential investors, mentors and experts.

The runners-up also stand to benefit from classes on how to talk to investors as well as strategies for scaling startups.



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