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Meetings Booker Wins Enterprise Ireland’s Pioneer Travel Tech Award

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Meetings Booker Wins Enterprise Ireland’s Pioneer Travel Tech Award

Meetings Booker Wins Enterprise Ireland’s Pioneer Travel Tech Award
April 29
10:36 2019

Meetings Booker has been named the best product winner of Enterprise Ireland’s Pioneer Travel Tech Award, which showcases and recognizes a new wave of high performing Irish travel tech start-ups.

Meetings Booker is a global leader in meeting venue discovery and online booking, with 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 start-ups took part in the pitch competition, including Urban Fox, ServisBOT, Culture Mee, Moby, Travaplan and Meetings Booker. Last year’s winner, Campsited, recently secured $500,000 in funding from Motley Fool Ventures.

The announcement was made at Enterprise Ireland’s recent annual Travel Tech Summit – ‘The Future of Travel’ – at Hayfield Manor Cork. The Travel Tech Summit showcased Ireland’s strengths as a leading travel tech hub to over eighty international executives from the Travel Tech industry stakeholders including Jet Blue Technology Ventures, American Airlines, Lonely Planet, IAG (International Airlines Group), Radisson Hotel Group, Aer Lingus and IHG.

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.

Congratulating Meetings Booker on winning the Enterprise Ireland Pioneer Travel Tech Award, Máire P. Walsh, SVP Digital Technologies, Enterprise Ireland USA, said: “Ireland has emerged as a leading travel tech hub that fosters innovation and is home to proven expertise and talent. This is not only reflected in the Irish companies that have become global leaders in this space but in the strong pipeline of travel tech startups that Ireland is producing. The six start-ups that participated in the pioneer travel tech pitch competition are bringing the next generation of travel tech solutions. Huge congratulations to Meetings Booker to be named this year’s overall winner for best product.”

“The travel industry is on course to significantly grow over the coming years due to emerging markets and a growing global middle class. Ireland with its thriving travel tech industry has great potential to capatalise on this by continuing to deliver new and innovative customer engagement products and services to meet evolving customer expectations,” she added.

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Máire P. Walsh, SVP Digital Technologies, Enterprise Ireland USA, presenting the award to Mark Nunan, COO, Meetings Booker.

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