World Travel Market offers cash prize for inspirational start-ups

World Travel Market logoTechnology-driven trip planning and travel inspiration start-ups can win £5,000 in a new WTM initiative, Fresh, sponsored by Sabre Travel Network as part of the dedicated Travel Tech Show at WTM.

WTM Fresh will focus on companies less than a year old which have innovative and viable ideas for using technology – such as web, mobile, social, app or a combination of these – to help consumers with trip planning and travel inspiration before and during a trip.Sabre Travel Network at World Travel Market

WTM Fresh is organised by social and digital travel consultancy Travel Perspective, which is producing a number of seminars on social media at WTM 2013. Travel Perspective co-founder Mark Frary is chairman of the judging panel.

Other judges include Lee Hayhurst, editor of Travolution, The Travel Tech Show at WTM’s official media partner, Joakim Everstin, Innovations Manager, Sabre Travel Network as well as start-up accelerator ignite100’s Paul Smith.

Full details about how to apply can be found at Entries should be submitted by 16 October. The six shortlisted entries will be invited to present their business plans to the judges and to WTM visitors on the Wednesday of WTM 2013.

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