In the tourism and hospitality industry we keep seeing new trends and innovative solutions that can change the way the world understands tourism. One of the most promising areas is tourism flows: how to get tourists to move further out and about due to COVID-19. Indeed, tourists tend to stick to the same neighbourhoods and only experience the city or the countryside area they are staying in.
CAST Locational Challenge
The Future of Travel
Let’s explore the future of travel together!
What are we looking for?
It is all about your sustainable solution! The EU-funded CAST project partnered up with Wonderful Copenhagen to find the best solutions in Scandinavia with startups which aim to spread around the tourists and invite them to new and undiscovered experiences, while waving the sustainability flag with pride.
How do we promote sustainable mobility between cities and the countryside? And sustainable mobility for short-distance travel?
We are looking for products or services that can help tourists get from one place to another in a sustainable way. It is not only about the transport methods they use, it is also about new ways of introducing visitors to other areas of a city to help them feel safe while moving from one place to another and discover local wonders that will make their experience better.
Are you the next big thing when it comes to tourism? Tell us why your solution needs to be promoted through our network. Here is your chance to be selected among the best new solutions for tourism and mobility.
What are the criteria?
The following criteria will be used to evaluate the applications. The start must:
- Highlight how innovation and sustainability are part of their business model.
- Describe how their solution helps the end users change their approach to sustainable mobility.
- Explain how their solution affects positively tourism flows in a sustainable way.
Learn more about the Future of Travel challenge here.
Application deadline is 2 October 2020.
What's in it for you?
The startups will be chosen to pitch their business during an online event on 21 October 2020. The evaluators will be a jury of experts in the field part of Wonderful Copenhagen, the CAST project and more. The winner of the competition will:
And the winner is...
The jury unanimously decided to award the winning spot to Sebastien Archambeaud from Handiscover for their unique accessibility and disability data that they monetise in their marketplace and through their accessibility certification – with the goal of making tourism accessible for all. Read more at: https://castnetwork.eu/news/e8cYbJ2Mn1oPF85Bh4Ln.