Call for start-ups opens for Touristech Startup Fest 2024

Call for start-ups opens for Touristech Startup Fest 2024

Tourism Innovation Summit 2024 will host a new edition of the Touristech Startup Fest

Tourism Innovation Summit (TIS) will return to Seville, Spain,on 23-25 October with a new edition of Touristech Startup Fest 2024.

The entrepreneurship competition is designed for national and international start-ups are transforming, reactivating and bringing new business models in to the tourism sector, to gain access to the industry experts and to travel tech investment funds.

Touristech Startup Fest 2024 has now opened its call for proposals from start-ups.

A new call that is expected to surpass more than the 400 start-ups that participated in the last edition. 

Start-ups with solutions for AI, data, business intelligence, automation, 5G, AR/VR, and cybersecurity, among other technologies, for hotels, tourist transport, distribution channels and OTAs, leisure and cultural tourism, tourist activities and attractions, smart destinations, and the MICE and Business Travel sector.

A total of 40 startups will be selected to have the opportunity to present projects to investors, venture capitalists and leading tourism companies that attend TIS.

The winners of the Touristech Startup Fest will have the opportunity to access different prizes and acceleration, mentoring or training programmes to help them scale business and test it in the industry. 

Companies interested in participating can submit their projects here until 20 September.

In the last edition, the Touristech Startup Fest awarded a dozen startups for their AI solutions to personalise the tourism experience, digital hotel twins, automation and robotics for the hotel industry, as well as software to improve the management and operations of tourism businesses.

Silvia Avilés, director of Tourism Innovation Summit, said: "The tourism sector is in a transformative moment, driven by technology, sustainability and the new preferences of travellers, who demand more personalised and unique experiences. 

In this context, showcasing the most disruptive solutions from startups is essential to further stimulate innovation and improve the competitiveness of the tourism industry."