The Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) yesterday, revealed the 10 companies qualifying for the competition «Futurism 2019», which is held in cooperation with
Accenture specializes in providing professional advisory services, pointing out that the program aims to promote innovation in technology to provide unique tourism experiences, as well as establishing Dubai as a leading center for startups.
The 2019 edition of the program gives entrepreneurs the opportunity to showcase their innovative technology solutions that help implement many of the FutureStream's ideas to provide customized experiences, facilitate experiments, and enhance digital competence, the department said in a statement. For operations, market the first choice of destination, conscious travel, in addition to the combined experience.
She pointed out that the third session of the program witnessed a remarkable turnout, where 155 startups around the world applied for participation before the deadline on the fifth of last August, pointing out that a specialized jury comprising representatives of the partners of the program, selected the 10 most innovative companies to participate in the final round, These include: Stahober, ADS-Flight, Stylology, Future Network, Air Mabs, Airline Technologies, Omniflu SA, Chatdesk, Cirebri Ai, Alexander Cardinian ».
Qualifying companies are currently undergoing an intensive six-week program that includes lessons, training and mentoring sessions, as well as the opportunity to network with key industry partners.
During this phase, the selected startups will be able to obtain guidance from Dubai Tourism and its partners on how to deliver a pilot project, as well as ways in which their innovative solutions can be used in the travel and tourism sector in Dubai.
She pointed out that the competing companies will present their ideas and innovative concepts to businessmen and investors at the Dubai Tourism Pavilion, within the «Gitex Future Stars» within the framework of «Gitex Technology Week» to be held next October. The first place and runner-up will receive a cash prize of AED 100,000 in addition to other benefits.
Yousuf Lootah, Executive Director of Tourism Development and Investment at the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, said: “The high turnout in FUTCHRISM is a clear demonstration of Dubai's attractiveness as a global and regional technology hub, as well as our ongoing efforts to drive the tourism sector towards the digital world. In line with the Dubai Initiative (10x) ».