The news came out ten days ago and it was music to my ears. Imagine a partnership where innovation is supported by an ecosystem of the right entities: Corporations, industry experts, startups and educational/academic institutions. The Travel Experience Incubator, will serve as a new program to discover and foster startups working on innovative technologies and solutions to improve the travel experience.
Inventing new experiences for travelers is the idea. Backed up by the largest Hotelier conglomerate, Marriott International and the world's largest management consulting firm - Accenture - The Travel Experience Incubator offers amazing opportunities. 1776 is a leading global incubator and network for startups: together, all three entities will invite startups to apply to The Travel Experience Incubator Challenge. Once selected, startups will be invited to part-take in The Travel Experience Incubator, a three-month, travel industry focused program with opportunities for "paid piloting and investment at the program’s conclusion". In 1776's Crystal City Campus (Arlington, Virginia) is when the incubator will kick off. September 2017 is the set start month so stay tuned world, hotel innovation is coming your way.