The TravelTech Show, which was virtually streamed this year, has announced its plans to return to an in-person event in London, 28-29 June, 2022.
The virtual TravelTech Show 2021, 14-15 September, reported hosting 692 active participants, with 80 leading voices from the travel tech industry sharing their insights and knowledge.
Fabio Zecchini, chief technology officer of TUI Musement, said: “I had the opportunity to network with fellow peers, discover digital innovations in different areas of our sector, and exchange ideas on how technology will shape the future of travel.”
Charlotte Lamp Davies from event management and media consultancy, The Bright Approach, said: “The C-Suite Question Time event is an established and cherished part of the show and the panellists this year did not disappoint. Insights from Fabio Zecchini, co-founder & CTO of Musement TUI Group; Johnny Thorsen, serial entrepreneur and strategic advisor, and Sundar Narasimhan, senior vice-president and president of Sabre Labs. Sabre gave the audience insights into the road ahead and how to apply new and better technology to aide recovery.”
TravelTech also distributed awards during the show, with the Innovation Prize winner awarded to Koderly and the Trailblazer people’s choice winner, as voted by the event attendees, was given to Grapevine.
Koderly has over 20 years of experience providing travel technology solutions to multi-national brands. Their platform, Extrali, is used by the self-accommodation sector to process millions of bookings every year and incorporates functionality that covers all areas of travel business operations.
Craig Kennedy, innovation prize winner from Koderly, said: “We’re delighted that our innovation pitch showcasing our bespoke travel reservation platform, Extrali, won the people’s choice award in the sponsors category, being rated highest out of all attendee votes.”
The Trailblazer winner, the Grapevine agency, was awarded the prize for its AI engine, Marvin. Marvin is designed to improve how travel management companies (TMCs) engage with travellers and drive revenue. Marvin integrates with TMC data, identifies booking opportunities and then retargets travellers with personalised and bookable recommendations.
Jack Dow, from Grapevine, said: “We’re delighted to have won the Trailblazer award. It highlights the increasing demand for technology that can help TMCs increase ancillary bookings and revenues per trip.”
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