Check out the interview with Marina Berezovska, Founder of Travel Tech Con. According to Marina the travel industry is still missing a key thing: open innovation.
Currently, the industry is still operating under “closed curtains” with access to data being controlled and maintained by a few players from the last century (literally), with several monopolies fiercely protecting their profit channels, with significant developments happening via handshakes behind closed doors. This, for example, is not a productive environment for a startup to come in and build a significantly better product with open access to resources and a healthy and fair competition.
Travel Tech Con in this scenario is the enabler, the educator and the facilitator for startups to lead open, unbiased, agenda-free, founder-t0-founder technology discussions and open collaboration projects.
Winding Tree is one example of Travel Tech Con’s successes, the inception of which you can track to the first Travel Tech Con where open data standards in the travel industry were discussed. Winding Tree is not another app or OTA, instead Winding Tree facilitates the creation of hundreds or even thousands of new players to build sites, apps.Partners include Nordic Choice Hotels, Lufthansa, Swiss, Air New Zealand and since October 2018 also Air France - KLM .
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