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Six finalists compete for ITB China Startup Award
Business innovations contest to take place at Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center on May 17 alongside the main conference

14 May 2018

Six finalists have been chosen to compete for the ITB China Startup Award, which will take place in the conference area of ITB China at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center on May 17.

The award acknowledges outstanding new products and services introduced less than two years ago and which anticipate major market potential.

The six finalists will be given the opportunity to present an eight-minute pitch for their business concepts and innovative solutions to a jury of experienced industry professionals.

The awards ceremony will also be held on May17, with the winner given a complimentary booth for ITB China 2019.

The six nominees are:

• TravelFlan – a Hong Kong-based travel platform that provides travellers “with a personalised and hassle-free travel experience” with the use of AI Technology, including AI Chatbot Concierge Services and Market Place.

• Sanmaoyu – a voice-based paid content platform for global tourist attractions. The company, which is based at Guangzhou, says its corporate philosophy is based on “paying for valuable tourism knowledge”.

• Shopeur – a German-based premium concierge service for luxury shopping and exclusive tours. In collaboration with European luxury brands, Shopeur offers exclusive shopping services, ranging from luxury product pre-orders to tax-free hotel delivery.

• QYIV – a China-based volunteer travel planning and booking platform for youngsters and students offered by Quyou Travel Consulting (Shanghai). Since 2014, more than 2,500 volunteers have travelled to 12 destinations around the world, accumulating more than 45,000 hours of overseas work and helping more than 1,500 children.

• CometoChina – a China-based online community of hosts and travel enthusiasts in more than 10 cities across China. ComeToChina connects visitors with locals who are artists, chefs, craftsmen, musicians, and photographers, providing memorable and authentic experiences and events.

• Timekettle – presents an innovation called WT2 Translator, a wearable real-time translating earphone. The company, which is based in Shenzhen, has pioneered a number of technical breakthroughs and been granted a number of domestic and international patents in the past year.

A number of sessions taking place in the Presentation Hub, which will also run parallel to the main ITB China Conference from May 16-18, will address a range of issues relating to the travel industry, including animal friendly tourism, revenue management for hotels and sports tourism.

Co-hosted by TravelDaily China, the Presentation Hub features experts from China and abroad sharing their ideas and knowledge about industry market topics.

The full programme is available here


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