UN Tourism Artificial Intelligence Global Startup Competition

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UN Tourism Artificial Intelligence Global Startup Competition

Temática: TICs

Ámbito: Público

Alcance: Internacional

Convocante: UN Tourism, Plug & Play

Fecha: 30/07/2024

Artificial Intelligence and Deep Technologies for the Good of People, Planet and Prosperity.


In the era of rapid technological advancement, the tourism industry stands on the precipice of transformation, fueled by the immense potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI). As international travel surges, back to nearly 90% of pre-pandemic levels by the close of 2023, AI’s role in shaping the future of tourism has never been more prominent.


Recent data underscores AI’s pivotal role in revolutionizing the tourism landscape. AI-powered solutions are enhancing personalized travel experiences, optimizing operational efficiency, and unlocking new avenues for sustainable tourism practices. Harnessing innovation, entrepreneurship, and technological advances plays a crucial role in advancing sustainable tourism development, significantly contributing to this endeavor through innovative approaches.


What we’re looking for:


These innovations are revolutionizing every aspect of the traveler’s journey and reshaping the sector:


Immersive Experiences: AI facilitates immersive experiences enhancing the travel experience through Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR).


Streamlined Processes: AI-powered chatbots and virtual assistants streamline the booking process, provide real-time assistance, and address customer inquiries promptly and efficiently.


Operational Efficiency: AI optimizes operations, enhances marketing strategies, and provides insights into consumer behavior and trends. Data analytics and predictive modeling enable businesses to make informed decisions, anticipate market demands, and innovate to stay competitive.


Sustainability: AI promotes sustainability within the tourism sector by analyzing environmental data and monitoring tourist activities, helping mitigate the negative impacts on fragile ecosystems and natural resources.




People & Skills | Investing in People: Startups that reshape tourism into a force for positive social change by addressing education, health, and gender equality.


Green Tourism & Travel Solutions | Investing in Planet: Startups demonstrate how tourism combats climate change, embraces sustainable energy, and preserves ecosystems.


Market Innovators | Investing in Prosperity: Startups drive responsible consumption, sustainable urban development, and innovation in tourism infrastructure.



Important Dates:


June 12: Application Launch
July 30: Application Close.
Sep. ’24: Winners Announced.
Nov. ’24: Final Pitch.


Apply now!

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