Phocuswright Announces Winners of Innovation Summit and Launch
Summit People’s Choice Winner & Most Innovative Startup of the Year Runner-Up: Marvin Speh, Co-Founder, RoomPriceGenie, Launch People’s Choice Winner: Maína Pietrobelli, Head of Business Development, UpStay, Summit Most Innovative Startup of the Year: Winner: Doug Miles, CEO, youtip,
Travel industry research authority Phocuswright has announced the award winners of the latest Phocuswright Innovation Platform
. The programs, held during The Phocuswright Conference, currently underway in Hollywood, FL, provide the premier stages for global innovators to demonstrate new ideas that are set to change the travel industry.
Eight innovators, selected from PhocusWire’s Hot 25 Startups for 2022
, presented at Summit, the pitch competition for startups and scaleups, and nine presented at Launch, the platform for scaleups and established companies to introduce new products. The winners represent the best of this elite group.
youtip, a rapidly deployable digital tipping system, won the Summit Most Innovative Startup of the Year Award, as voted by the Dragons.
- RoomPriceGenie, an automated pricing solution for independent hotels and serviced apartments, was runner-up for the Most Innovative Startup of the Year Award and also took home the Summit: People’s Choice Award.
- UpStay, a post-booking yield optimization platform for hotels, claimed the Launch: People’s Choice Award.
"As the world attempts to fully reopen from the pandemic, creative solutions are more needed than ever to help travel companies aggressively optimize revenue and automate processes, to put more money in the pockets of workers, and to better help travelers with shopping for, booking, and protecting their trips. This year's group of innovators brought forth excellent solutions in all those areas and more.” said Phocuswright's manager, research and innovation, Mike Coletta.