Las Vegas, December 20, 2022 – After a successful exploratory tourism trial delegation in 2020, Business France and Atout France are organizing their first dedicated area for travel tech startups at CES 2023. Hosted at the French Pavilion (Eureka Park. Hall G, Booth 61611), the Travel Tech space aims to promote new initiatives and technologies in tourism, travel, and hospitality. With the travel industry rebounding robustly following the COVID- 19 health crisis – the US alone welcomed 22 million visitors in 2021 - travel and hospitality partners in the US need dynamic solutions to fulfill increased customer demand and respond to new industry challenges. The 8 French startups offer innovative technologies and solutions to help tourism and hospitality professionals adapt to this rapidly changing sector.
A DIVERSE AND DISRUPTIVE DELEGATION
The Travel Tech delegation includes exhibitors from various areas of the tourism and hospitality sector in response to growing trends. The increased interest in outdoor experiences seen in summer 2021 and 2022 will be well served by Moovert, a portal for booking rural lodgings and experiences. Travelers looking for bespoke travel experiences and quality customer service can utilize Travel Assist’s full service concierge application. Hotels will also be able to optimize their services with Quicktext’s AI-powered hotel customer service application or Luniwave’s technologies assisting with ecological transitions . In addition, with business travel and tradeshows returning to pre-COVID attendance levels, Odiho’s audio solutions and Captag’s smart event badges will be an asset for event organizers. Finally, the arts and creative travel experiences will be represented by Aglae Design’s patented glowing plant installations for events, Fanwaves’ group reservation platform for concerts and festivals.
Discover the presentation of the French delegation here: French Tourism Tech - CES 2023 (jpm-associes.com)
A ROBUST PROGRAM OF PITCHES
The companies will be available for meetings throughout the CES. In addition, each company will have the opportunity to pitch their solution in front of industry stakeholders and potential partners at a Pitch Marathon event on Friday, January 6th at 5 pm hosted by the Blackfire Innovation Center. The event will be followed by a networking reception from 6 to 8 pm at the Center.
For more information and registration, click here.
MEET THE STARTUPS AND THEIR INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS
FOR HOTELS AND HOSPITALITY
Customer service is handled quickly and adeptly by Quicktext’s artificial intelligence and big data-powered services for hotels.
Aglae Design is the pioneer company specialized in patented glowing plants for event organizers, art & science exhibitions and landscaping.
Luniwave develops solutions and equipment to support hotels in their ecological transition. Their technologies are based on behavioral sciences and allow for a reduction of 30% in shower water consumption.
FOR TRAVEL AGENCIES AND TOUR OPERATORS
Travel Assist offers a full-service, multilingual travel concierge service allowing customers to tailor their trips to their every wish.
Moovert is a reservation portal for lodging and activities intending to promote rural areas.
FOR LARGE-SCALE EVENTS AND CONCERTS
Captag provides smart badges and accompanying event software for conventions, trade shows and other large-scale events.
Fans looking to attend concerts or events as a group can utilize Fanswaves’ group reservation platform to book tickets together.
Stand 61611 at Eureka Park
For information and registration for our Pitch Marathon & Cocktail on Friday, January 6th at Blackfire Innovation Center, click here.
ABOUT BUSINESS FRANCE
Business France is the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses, as well as promoting and facilitating international investment in France. It promotes France’s companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location, and runs the VIE international internship program.
ABOUT ATOUT FRANCE
Atout France US is the France Tourism Development Agency, responsible for promoting France on the US market & developing France’s tourism economy. As the French government's sole operator regarding the promotion of all aspects of tourism in France, they provide services and events for tourism professionals (press, tour operators and travel agents as well as event planners) and information to the general public.
* Source – US Department of Commerce report, June 2022