challenge
TOURISM
& EVENTS

Corporate Network of Executives

Connect and be evaluated by business executives from these organizations:

  • » 3M
  • » Abraaj
  • » Accenture
  • » ACCORHOTELS
  • » Air Liquide
  • » Alelo
  • » Algar
  • » Algar Telecom
  • » Ambev
  • » ANIMATTO
  • » Aon Global
  • » Ashok Leyland
  • » Atlantic Solutions
  • » Atlas Schindler
  • » Banco do Nordeste
  • » Bancóldex
  • » BBVA
  • » Benner
  • » BID - Banco Interamericano de Desenvolvimento
  • » Bosch
  • » Braskem
  • » BRF
  • » BVL Automotive
  • » Cemig
  • » Citrosuco
  • » Coca Cola
  • » Coffee Day Group
  • » COLBUN S.A.
  • » Colsubsidio
  • » Corona
  • » CR Almeida S/A
  • » CSN
  • » CSU
  • » CTI global
  • » Datora
  • » DaVivienda
  • » Deloitte
  • » Diários Associados
  • » Dow
  • » Dr. Reddy's Laboratories
  • » Edenred
  • » Editora Abril
  • » El Tiempo
  • » Electrolux
  • » Eletropaulo
  • » Embraer
  • » Embratel
  • » Emme Brasil
  • » Exact Sales
  • » EY
  • » FedEx Express
  • » Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
  • » Fluipress Automação
  • » Furukawa
  • » Gerdau
  • » Getnet
  • » Givaudan
  • » Governo do Estado de Mato Grosso
  • » Grupo Boticário
  • » Grupo Cia de Talentos
  • » Grupo Habitasul
  • » Grupo Nexxera
  • » Grupo Oncoclínicas
  • » Grupo Orbis
  • » Grupo Orguel
  • » Grupo Positivo
  • » Grupo Pão de Açucar - GPA
  • » HDFC Bank
  • » HP
  • » Hyperloop Transportation Technologies
  • » IBM
  • » Iguatemi
  • » Ilegra
  • » ILOA
  • » Infobip
  • » Informa Group
  • » Instituto Votorantim
  • » Ipiranga
  • » ISA CTEEP
  • » Johnson & Johnson
  • » Kaeser
  • » Kick
  • » KPMG
  • » Lumileds
  • » Machani Group
  • » MATERA Systems
  • » Mega Sistemas Corporativos
  • » Mega Sistemas Corporativos
  • » Michelin
  • » Microplast
  • » Microsoft
  • » Milliken
  • » Ministério do Planejamento
  • » Movida
  • » Natura
  • » Nexa Resources
  • » Nicolukas
  • » Novozymes
  • » Oracle
  • » Otto Group
  • » Oxiteno
  • » Penske Logistics
  • » PepsiCo
  • » Pestana Hotel Group
  • » Pieracciani
  • » Pif Paf
  • » Portescap (a Fortive company)
  • » Porto Seguro
  • » Prefeitura de Belo Horizonte
  • » Qualicorp
  • » RD Station
  • » Red Bull
  • » Rede Primavera
  • » RIkita
  • » Rio Quente Resorts
  • » RV Ímola
  • » Saint-Gobain
  • » Sascar
  • » Sebrae
  • » Secretaria de Estado de Planejamento e Gestão de Minas Gerais
  • » Secretaria de Turismo de Minas Gerais
  • » Senac
  • » SENAI
  • » SESI MS
  • » Sicredi
  • » SIDI - Samsung Instituto de Desenvolvimento para a Informática
  • » SOCIEDAD PORTUARIA REGIONAL DE CARTAGENA
  • » Sodexo
  • » Sompo Seguros
  • » SONAE
  • » Stanley Black & Decker
  • » Sun Chemical
  • » Surittec
  • » Suzano
  • » São Paulo F. C.
  • » Takata
  • » Tata Communications
  • » Telefonica
  • » TIM
  • » Total Express
  • » Totto
  • » TV Globo
  • » Ultragaz
  • » Viacom18 Media
  • » Visa
  • » Votorantim Cimentos
  • » Votorantim Energia
  • » Votorantim Metais
  • » Votorantim SA
  • » Votorantim Siderurgia
  • » Walmart
  • » Wells Fargo
  • » Y&R

This is a grand challenge jointly proposed by leading corporations interested in collaborating with startups. If you believe you can be the protagonist of the solution, register your startup:

Description of Challenge:

The tourism industry is information-intensive; the access to a reliable and precise information system is essential to help travelers to select the best products as well as for the efficient operation of the tourist market. Furthermore, an effective method of communication is essential in each stage of commercialization; there is several information technologies (IT) used in the tourism industry. The Internet has facilitated the rise of low-cost /low-fare air companies which work with cheaper rates and travel agencies which operate exclusively in the Web. At the same time the industry required a redefinition of new strategies to be adopted by the sector traditional players. If in pre-Internet times the processes were controlled by the vendors of products and services (agencies, air companies, hotels, tourism operators, car rental companies, etc.) with that and other technological solutions the end consumer has been playing a major role in selecting and controlling the products, the booking and purchasing processes. The technological solutions combined with consumers’ greater control implied the adoption of innovative strategies by the market: creation of new concepts of services, new modes of distribution and delivery of tourist products, new B2B partnerships in research and development (R&D) of products and processes, investments in IT and new requirements of empowerment and qualification of human resources (HR).

Opportunities for Startups:

  • » Development of solutions oriented towards social responsibility and sustainability (e.g. Technologies of accessibility for people with special needs);
  • » Management of safe and fast flow of passengers in stations, airports or ports;
  • » Shared economy: Reduction of travel and hotel costs by means of Internet and IT solutions applied to social media;
  • » Development of solutions for cooperation, alliances and/or networks in several areas such as technology, marketing, distribution and sharing of resources.
  • » Solutions for development of alternative tourism;
  • » Solutions in accommodations (ex: rental of properties, rooms and apartments);
  • » Solutions for mega-events;
  • » Promotion and alternative tourism products able to attract demand to fill fomented structures for public and private resources, especially the impulse conducting mega events (eg: how to best leverage the built stadiums after the World Cup or Olympics)
  • » Solutions / partnerships to improve the traveler / family experience and entertainment.

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