Phocuswright India kicked off yesterday with the highly acclaimed Travel Innovation Summit and there were some really interesting products and ideas to see. The innovators were given 6 minutes to present and then they entered The dragons’ Den for 3:30 minutes to face some of the industry experts. Ten innovators took the stage yesterday and QuadLabs Technologies won the Asia Pacific Travel Innovator of the Year Award with their new product Travog.
Myles was announced to be the runner up in the race for the award. Audio Compass received the maximum votes from the audience to win The 2016 People’s Choice Award. It also won the Amadeus Next award.
“The Asia Pacific region is a hotbed of innovation, and is also very active with respect to acquisitions, mergers and IPOs,” said Phocuswright’s managing director, Tony D’Astolfo. “There is a proud history of APAC-based companies taking the stage at Phocuswright’s Travel Innovation Summit events including MakeMyTrip, Rakuten, IBS, QYER, Trip Hobo, Guiddoo, Booking Boss, and others. This year’s presenting companies are a great representation of the region’s innovations that are sure to make an impact on APAC’s growing travel landscape.”
Travog by QuadLabs is a travel management platform for business travellers which provides a simple booking dashboard which offers supply from global inventory and offers self booking tools while keeping the policies in sync.
Audio Compass offers audio guidebooks for various tourist attractions in India and few other countries through a smartphone app.
Myles is a car rental company that is trying to increase the utilization of cars and make a car available for everyone, everywhere.
We will be bringing more stories from Phocuswright. Stay tuned.