Israeli startups Refundit, Pruvo, SeeVoov, and Howazit captured four of the 10 finalist slots in the inaugural United Nations World Tourism Organization startup competition. They bested 3,000 other applicants from 132 countries.
“This is a significant achievement for companies in the field of tourism technology in Israel, which positions Israel as a global leader in the domain,” Economy Minister Eli Cohen said.
The competition, run in partnership with Globalia, Spain’s largest tourism corporation, aims to identify startups that will transform tourism.
The winner will design a pilot project with Globalia and its major brands, which include AirEuropa, Be Live, and Travelplan.
All 10 finalists will receive sponsored participation and networking opportunities at FITUR, the International Tourism Trade Fair in Madrid on January 23-27, 2019.