The winners of Summit and Launch, held November 7 and 8 during The Phocuswright Conference, have been announced. During Summit, 24 innovative startup and emerging companies and the winners of Battleground: The Americas, APAC and EMEA demonstrated groundbreaking applications and solutions set to change the travel industry. Launch featured nine established companies unveiling their travel innovations.
“We created the Phocuswright Innovation Platform to identify and recognize the entrepreneurs and ideas who are shaping the future of the travel industry,” said Michael Coletta, Phocuswright’s manager, research and innovation.
“We are proud to have once again brought to the stage a world-class group of startups and established companies who are leveraging the latest technology to create breakthrough value across all travel industry segments.”
Winners were determined by the Summit Dragons, a panel comprised of travel and technology experts. Winners represent the top innovation in two categories: Startup and Emerging. Additional awards include the Brand USA Award for Travel Marketing Innovation, the General Catalyst Award for Travel Innovation – which comes with a US$100,000 convertible note, the OAG Award for AI Innovation and People’s Choice.
AWARD FOR TRAVEL INNOVATION – EMERGING CATEGORY
AWARD FOR TRAVEL INNOVATION – STARTUP CATEGORY
BRAND USA MARKETING INNOVATION AWARD
THE GENERAL CATALYST AWARD FOR TRAVEL INNOVATION
OAG AWARD FOR AI INNOVATION
SUMMIT PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD FOR INNOVATION
Runner-Up: TWIP and Wanup
LAUNCH PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD FOR INNOVATION
Runner-Up: Sift Science
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