Europe’s most promising travel start-ups and tech players compete for the title of Top Travel Innovator 2015

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EyeforTravel’s Start-Up & Innovation Awards to attract top travel start-up talent in London, 6-7 May, to pitch their products to Europe’s travel industry elite. 500 senior level travel executives are gathering at TDS Europe 2015 to hear tech start-ups and travel innovators compete for the title of Top Travel Innovator 2015.

EyeforTravel’s Start-Up & Innovation Awards to attract top travel start-up talent in London, 6-7 May, to pitch their products to Europe’s travel industry elite.

10 lucky tech start-ups and travel innovators will promote their wares to 500 senior travel industry executives at Europe's leading travel summit.

For 18 years, TDS Europe has served as a barometer for new tech innovations and disruptive business models in the online travel industry. In recent years past finalists have included HotelTonight, Room77, Kayak and Hipmunk.

As travel companies transition from service-centric business models to become technology innovators, start-ups in this space are set to take flight over the next twelve months.

Mobile, data and proximity technology are just some of the hot topics for the executives gathering to hear the innovators pitch their products at EyeforTravel's 2015 start-up and Innovaton awards.

2015 is shaping up to be a defining year for London's booming start-up scene. The awards series is being held in association with London's Traveltech Lab, an incubator launched to springboard some of Europe's most disruptive travel tech start-ups. The initiative, which is supported by London & Partners, offers high-spec workspaces for up to 30 start-ups and opened in January 2015.

Booking.com, Accor, IHG, Facebook, Google, Ryanair and Thomas Cook are just some of the top brands who will be in attendance at the awards in 2015. According to Alex Bambridge, CEO, TourCMS "taking part in the innovation competition at TDS Europe should be on your list of key actions if you are an entrepreneur and want to pitch in front of leaders within the European travel industry".

"Whether you are building a social platform or tapping untapped data, the start-up and innovation awards, give tech innovators an opportunity to have their product validated by the industry elite, while boosting brand visibility in the online travel space", says John Gallagher, the Awards Director.

Nominees will present their offering to a judging panel made up of Clive Jacobs, CEO, TravelWeekly, Tim Hentschel, CEO, Hotelplanner, Charlie Woolnough, Independent Fund Director and Tim Gunstone, Founder at EyeforTravel before shortlisting two innovators to face the audience in the final battle for the title of 2015 travel start-up innovator.

Packed full of networking opportunities, EyeforTravel's start-up & innovation awards are open to travel start-ups, tech innovators and entrepreneurs. With a mix of B2C and B2B players already on the shortlist, the 2015 awards series is set to pave the way for more disruption in the digital travel space.

EyeforTravel’s Start-up Awards & Innovation awards are open to all travel and technology companies which place innovation at their core. All entries must be received by 24 April 2015.

Related link: http://bit.ly/TDS_Awards

For all enquiries contact:
John Gallagher
Summit Director
EyeforTravel
London, UK: +44 (0)207 375 7501
john(at)eyefortravel(dot)com

About EyeforTravel Ltd.

Founded in 1997, EyeforTravel Ltd. is a leading business intelligence provider for the online travel industry. EyeforTravel drives forward innovation in the online travel industry through news, conferences, research and reports.

EyeforTravel’s 2015 Start-up & Innovation awards 2015 will take place 6th May at TDS Europe 2015, Hilton Tower Bridge, London. The award series brings together industry leaders, entrepreneurs, investors and start-ups focusing on (but not exclusively) travel technology, data and mobile.

EyeforTravel’s 2015 Start-up & Innovation Awards will be co-located with EyeforTravel’s Travel Distribution Summit (TDS Europe 2015). The event sees 500 senior level travel executives meeting to discuss the latest trends in marketing, distribution, revenue management, mobile and analytics.

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