Twenty startups from thirteen different countries participated in this edition.
WINNERS: DGROOPS, B2Book.net and Guide121.
AWESOME LIVING helps internationals solve their midterm staying needs in Lisbon and Estoril coast by using charm villas and apartments that is better than other living options because it facilitates interaction with the local community and provides access to curated activities and events.
B2BOOK helps all travel operators (travel agents, Tour Operators, B2B wholesalers) to get global vacation rentals apartments at the best commission fees in the market using our B2B only platform. Our goal is to enlarge the global vacation apartments distribution (like it is for hotel) through API integrations to all travel online operators like: Airlines, Online Travel Agents, B2B wholesalers.
BAKUUN helps the airlines saving money in hotel booking in the event of a flight delay or cancellation, by offering them dynamic hourly rates based on their passenger's length of stay until the next flight.
BE OUTDARE solves the problem of renting premium equipment while travelling, by creating a global rental platform, which is better than Awayco and Livelo, because it offers a stress free renting experience, with a big variety of equipment, of sports and locations.
UNITED KINGDOM AND UNITED STATES
BONDAI helps a young group of friends to solve the hassle of planning a group trip, using a streamlined booking process which is better than Expedia because Bondai inspires first, helps users plan together, and splits payments all on one platform, not 30 different ones.
DGROOPS helps small to medium sized Tour Operators to solve Group Bookings hassle using technology to automate process and communication which is better than Davinci and Groupdesk because of the platform capabilities to facilitate transparent, direct negotiations and use of data to match business partners.
FRONTERA helps asset-light hotels to solve the fact they lack most ancillary/complimentary services guests now expect by using our platform to connect with local businesses that can provide these services which is better than guests doing it alone because this improve guest experience while generating new sources of revenue, repeat business & loyalty while improving demand.
QUESTOUR helps travellers to explore cities without boring excursions with the help of online tours & quests with augnmented reality and free gifts.
GUIDE121 helps travel players as agencies, hotels, resorts, event promoter and destinations to provide assertive information about activities and services to their customers/visitors, that is better than other digital catalogues because it's personalized, in real time and generate data.
HOLIDAY SENSES helps Travelers that book online solve the problem of getting the right travel Experience by offering the best Sensations at an Affordable price that is better than main marketplaces offer today because they focus first on mass market.
INSIGHT TOURS helps solo, couple and group travellers who value quality, to enjoy their visit in Portugal, with our bespoken experiences that offer more value than standardized tours, because they provide outstanding moments and the genuine flavour of Portugal, by expert guides who deeply love and know this country
ITRIPWIZ helps young European travellers to see the world feeling themselves rich, even with the limited budget and cut their travelling costs using our advisory web service.
KINTO helps travelers to solve the dificulty of exploring cities like locals using a challenge mobile game, which is better than TripAdvisor, because it focuses only on the spots and activities verified and recommended by locals.
POSITRIP helps travelers solve the disorganization of the significant memories of their trips and spend hours reading unknown reviews to choose a place by this positive community that is better than Tripadvisor or other platforms who just encourage you to write reviews and get angry because we design an app focused on treasure our trips in one place and exchange recommendations between people we trust.
READY SELFIE GO
READY SELFIE GO helps millenial tourists to solve photo organization taking a lot of time, dificulty of travel tracking and POI discovery using automatic organization of photos, showing POIs around users in a map which is better than other photo apps because we organize photos by theme automatically, our collections help users keep track of visits and we show them POI around them.
RIPATRIP helps Adventure Travelers to solve the struggle of planning where to travel to using the broadest and best data which is better than other travel sites and guides because we've combined all your key decision points into a fully personalized search that only takes seconds.
SPLURGE NIGHTS helps affluent world travellers to solve the frustrating point reward membership programmes, using a "book once, you are in" membership that gives instant cash back, which is better than Marriot Bonvoy, because you can redeem any amount at anytime for their next booking.
THE GUARDIANS OF ALENTEJO
THE GUARDIANS helps travelers to hidden gems to get trustworthy recommendation of local people, providing direct access to curated portfolio of hotels, restaurants, activities, events and POIs organized in a one-stop-shop booking platform which is better than siloed OTAs because offers integrated experiences provided straight by local tourism entrepreneurs.
RUSSIA AND UNITED KINGDOM
PORTUGAL TREEHOUSES helps small landowners to solve the lack on revenue stream from their land through hosting tourists by using a platform for micro investors and local strategic partners which is better than CrowdLords because it focuses on Eco tourism using sustainable pods and provides both financial support, marketing services and a way to connect with guests.
UIQ TRAVEL helps solo travelers, early 30s and 40s, find things to do with like-minded people in their travel destination or their own city using a web & mobile platform which is better than GetYourGuide, Klook or AirBnb Experiences because it addresses the social aspect by grouping participants based on interests.