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Voting, Awards and Winner

How to Win

A panel of judges – senior executives from across the industry – critically assesses each demonstrator on:

  • Level of technical innovation
  • Business value of the innovation
  • Potential effect on the marketplace

(Separate from the judges' appraisal, the Critics Circle provides commentary, kudos and critiques throughout The Travel Innovation Summit.

The judges will award one winner and one runner-up in the following categories:

  • Startup
  • Emerging
  • Established

One company will be crowned as the overall Travel Innovation Summit Innovator of The Year and the audience will choose the company with the coolest, most relevant and game-changing travel innovation … the People's Choice Award.

Additional Awards


  • 33ENTREPRENEURS BEST TEAM AWARD

    This award is presented to the startup or emerging company with the best tech-oriented, web-based software application with the highest degree of innovation (as voted on by the 33entrepreneurs team). CLICK HERE to learn more.

  • THE BRAND USA MARKETING INNOVATION AWARD

    Presented to one innovator that represents the best innovation related to tourism marketing. Learn More

  • THE GENERAL CATALYST AWARD FOR TRAVEL INNOVATION

    This award is presented in the form of a US$100,000 convertible bridge loan to the travel technology company that demonstrates the most groundbreaking travel application or solution. CLICK HERE to review the eligibility criteria and to learn more.