Travel tech start-up wins Pioneer Travel Tech Award

Maire Walsh, Enterprise Ireland with Mark Nunan from MeetingBooker, winner of the Best Product. (Picture. John Allen/Provision)

Enterprise Ireland’s annual Travel Tech Summit ‘The Future of Travel’, held last week at Hayfield Manor, Cork, saw travel tech start-up Meetings Booker named as winner of the best product.

The Pioneer Travel Tech Awards showcase and recognise a new wave of high performing Irish travel tech start-ups, to over eighty international executives from the Travel Tech industry stakeholders.

A global leader in meeting venue discovery and online booking, winner Meetings Booker has over 125,000 meeting spaces in 138 countries around the world.

The company’s technology is used by international hotel groups and TMCs to power reservations on their own websites and their product offering has been recently enhanced with a platform that allows global corporations to effectively track expenditure and savings for meetings.

ServisBOT was named as the winner of the best pitch category. The company transforms customer service conversations through messaging, artificial intelligence and automation.

Six Irish travel tech startups took part in the pitch competition, including Urban Fox, ServisBOT, Culture Mee, Moby, Travaplan and Meetings Booker.

With over 100 travel tech companies in Ireland, employing over 3,500 people, Ireland has emerged as a leading travel tech hub producing global industry leaders such as CarTrawler, Datalex and OpenJaw.