Travel tech company Travelport joined forces with Amazon Web Services (AWS), the two companies announced on Thursday.
Startups are invited to submit for the first edition of this project. This multi-week session will help mentor entrepreneurs to develop solutions in areas like data protection or customer acquisition. Ten startups will be accepted for the inaugural wave, with a particular focus on personalization and digital marketing.
David Peller (managing director of AWS Travel and Hospitality), stated that Travelport Accelerator helps in this effort. It gives travel innovators the opportunity to present their technology to the top leaders of the international travel industry to help shape the future.
Accepted startups will have access to Travelport data capabilities and AWS channel expertise. Travelport also has agency and supplier partnerships with airlines, hotels and rental car companies. AWS clients and customers include other travel agencies.
A few startups will be selected by judges from Priceline, Christopherson Business Travel Group, Direct Travel Group, Internova Travel Group and American Express Global Business Travel. Participating upstarts will receive discounted or free access to AWS’ cloud hosting and analysis services.
Travelport is a UK-based startup that knows firsthand the difficulties of running a startup. Between 2015 and 2018, Travelport Labs was a Denver-based startup incubator. Others have also run accelerators. Some of these companies are now gone, while others like IAG’s Hangar 51 or Plug and Play Technology Center say that they’re still thriving.
AWS recently launched an AWS Space Accelerator for ten startups out of its division focused on aerospace and satellite providers.
Publited at Thu, 2 Sep 2021 11:55:55 +0000