TravelTech for Scotland is a cluster group that will create a support network for travel technology pioneers to collaborate, promote industry events and nurture a community of entrepreneurs.

With Scotland’s travel, tourism and hospitality industry facing unprecedented challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Traveltech for Scotland will create opportunities for businesses to use technology to recover in a sustainable way.

The newly appointed director of Traveltech for Scotland, Joshua Ryan-Saha, of the Edinburgh Futures Institute, said “The travel industry faces unprecedented challenges and we need to invest now in Traveltech to build a better, more resilient and sustainable future for Scotland’s travel industry”.

Led by the University of Edinburgh’s Edinburgh Futures Institute and Edinburgh Innovations, Traveltech for Scotland is funded by the Scottish Government and Scottish Enterprise. The initiative will also seek to nurture Scotland’s tech graduate talent and tap into the country’s research excellence.

 

“Scotland is home to world leading talent and innovation driven by data and has not only produced global traveltech companies like Skyscanner, but incredibly innovative traveltech companies like Criton, Whereverly, Travelnext, Freetobook and many, many others.  

Last year, turnover for digital technology in Scotland was £3.9 billion. It is the ideal location for traveltech start-ups, investment and a place where innovation can flourish. Traveltech for Scotland is a fantastic venture which will help realise Scotland’s potential as one of Europe’s leading hubs for innovation and traveltech.

I, and the whole For-Sight team, are delighted to be members and to support both TravelTech for Scotland and a sustainable recovery for our travel, tourism and hospitality industry.”

– Allan Nelson, For-Sight CEO & Co-founder  

 

Allan will be joining the Traveltech for Scotland launch event on 25 August at 2pm (BST), alongside Julie Grieve from Criton and Iain McNeill from Whereverly as they share their vision for Traveltech for Scotland.

You can register for the event here.

 

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