Competition for Entrepreneurs in Tourism Promotion from the World Tourism Organization UNWTO

Date limite : 31 août 2020

Organisation à but non lucratif: UNWTO (The World Tourism Organization)

Spécialités: services et tourisme

Niveau d'études: Formation Professionnelle

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Competition for Entrepreneurs in Tourism Promotion from the World Tourism Organization UNWTO

The World Tourism Organization UNWTO is offering the Hospitality Challenge which is a unique opportunity to restart tourism in a more balanced, innovative and sustainable way, with Hospitality as one of its driving forces. The time is right to foster new ideas, offer a new industry paradigm and shift consumption habits. World trade, travel and leisure can grow back while respecting limited natural resources and engaging deeper with local communities and businesses.

Competition Objectives:-

  • The purpose of this challenge is to find the most innovative solutions in the hospitality industry and to capture the attention of a large number of start-ups, entrepreneurs and people passionate about hospitality and to facilitate the selection of those that are most relevant to the challenge UNWTO is addressing.

  • This challenge is looking for innovative and disruptive projects than can help bolster Travel and Tourism Rebound divided in four different categories:

    • Luxury travels, good and services.

    • Hotels and hotel related operations: small to medium sized properties, family businesses.

    • Food and Beverage: restaurants, catering, delivery services and retail.

    • Smart Real Estate: small to medium sized properties and family businesses.

  • The projects will be selected based on various criteria, such as the degree of disruptiveness, implementation and maturity of the product, its viability, scalability, sustainability, and its interest for potential investors.


  • UNWTO is looking for Startups, entrepreneurs and innovators from all over the world with solutions to boost the Hospitality sector's quick recovery with resilient solutions. 

  • Entity should offer methods, processes, governance structures, social impact initiatives, new technological applications, existing technologies, amongst others are applicable.

  • Participants should meet the following criteria:

    • Being innovative in nature and providing value-added solutions.

    • To have potential to be applied in many countries.

    • To be sustainability-driven.

Competition Categories:

  • Luxury Travels and Goods: Solutions focused on luxury travels, goods & services and high-standards.

  • Food and Beverage: Solutions focused on improving the service and operations in restaurants, catering, delivery services and retail.

  • Hotels and Hotel Related Operations: Solutions focused on small to medium sized properties and family businesses including health and sanitary solutions, security protocols, operations efficiency, among others.

  • Smart Real Estate: Solutions focused on enhancing technology in real estate / small to medium sized properties and family businesses linked to Hospitality industry.


The projects will be funded by Eurazeo. This means for the 3 winners even more chances of success for their projects and for Hospitality more guarantee to have scalable projects around new services and products making an impact on the industry.

About UNWTO:

The World Tourism Organization UNWTO is the United Nations specialized agency responsible for the promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism.It is the leading international organization in the field of tourism, which promotes tourism as a driver of economic growth, inclusive development and environmental sustainability and offers leadership and support to the sector in advancing knowledge and tourism policies worldwide. It serves as a global forum for tourism policy issues and a practical source of tourism knowledge.

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