Start-Up Innovation Camp in Langkawi, Malaysia


The World Tourism Forum Lucerne is currently looking for the rising start-up starts from tourism, travel and hospitality industry to participate in the 3rd Start-Up Innovation Camp. The camp, which will take place in Malaysia, provide you with a unique platform to attract capital, talents and partnerships from the industry.

The finalists will be selected by the jury and invited to Malaysia to pitch their business to international investors and industry executives. The winners will be rewarded with „5 Minutes of Fame“ at PATA Travel Mart 2018 and 15’000 USD award! Start-Up Innovation Camp is a great opportunity to establish contacts, receive deep industry know-how and advice from top experts in tourism, travel and hospitality sector and to push innovation to the next level.

To apply for the Start-Up Innovation Camp 2018, you need to meet the following criteria:

  • Start-Up is younger than 5 years
  • Start-Up has an existing product and first sales
  • Start-Up has an international vision and ambition or create a big impact in their region
  • Start-Up fits into one of the following categories: 
    • Transaction
      Booking-platforms, inspiration-sites, travel content, anything connected to „before travel“
    • Destination
      Local attractions and new destination-concepts
    • Hospitality
      Hotels, vacation rental, anything connected to the topic „accommodation“
    • Transport
      Smart transportation concepts on air, sea, ground
    • Impact
      Eco-travel, community tourism, and anything which has a positive impact on people, environment or peace by tourism


Ready? Submit your application until June 30, 2018:


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