– For the third time, start-ups have the chance to apply for the WTFL Start-Up Innovation Camp and win 15’000 USD cash award. Application is open until 30 June.
World Tourism Forum Lucerne is searching for the most innovative business models in travel, tourism and hospitality industry from around the world. Start-ups can apply to five different categories: transaction, hospitality, destination, transport, and impact. The best start-ups of each category will be pre-selected by the jury and invited to WTFL Start-Up Innovation Camp 2018 that will take place in Langkawi, Malaysia on 12 September 2018, integrated in PATA Travel Mart 2018 (12-14 September). Start-up finalists will pitch their business in front of international investors and industry executives. Each category will get a winner, who will be rewarded with “5 Minutes of Fame” in front of high-ranking inter-national audience of PATA Travel Mart 2018, a 2-year coaching programme, and 15’000 USD cash award.
WTFL Start-Up Innovation Camp is a great opportunity for young entrepreneurs to establish contacts, receive deep industry know-how and advice from top experts in travel, tourism and hospitality sector. Besides, the Camp offers investors and industry executives the chance to meet the most innovative start-ups from around the world, get an insight into the best ideas of the future and push innovation to the next level.
Who May Apply?
Any individual or a group with a company that meets the following criteria:
- Start-Up is younger than 5 years
- Start-Up has an existing product and first sales
- Start-Up has an international vision and ambition or create a big impact in their region
- Start-Up fits into one of the following categories:
Booking-platforms, inspiration-sites, travel content, anything connected to „before travel“
Local attractions and new destination-concepts
Hotels, vacation rental, anything connected to the topic „accommodation“
Smart transportation concepts on air, sea, ground
Eco-Travel, Community-Tourism, anything which has a positive impact on people, environment or peace by tourism
To access the application form, please visit our website innovation2018.wtflucerne.org