ITB China Startup Award

ITB china startup award

ITB China Startup Award is an exciting event within ITB China. It recognizes companies that turned dreams and ideas into viable business solutions with great market potential. Pre-selected innovators from startup companies who launched their products less than three years ago had the chance to present their innovative solutions and how their product will impact the future of the travel industry during an 8-minute pitch before the jury consisting of experienced industry professionals. At ITB China the winner voted by the jury of experienced travel industry professionals received the ITB China Startup Award and was awarded a 9 sqm booth for next year’s ITB China.

How to apply?

To apply for the ITB China Startup Award competition, please submit the following information in PPT or PDF format to

• Applicant Name
• Company Name
• Contact (Mobile & Email)
• Company Website (or WeChat/Facebook page ID)
• Business Plan
• Product Description
• Growth Expectation
• Team Background


Bo Wang

General Manager of IT BTG Homeinns Hotels Group

Tony Jiang

Co-founder and Partner Ocean Link

Shiwei Zhou

Vice President

Michael Zhu

Vice President New Century Hotels & Resorts

Lio Chen

Senior Vice President Jin Jiang Global Innovation Center

Statements of Judges

The innovation of the travel industry needs to adapt to the market, keep pace with the times and often rely on science and technology. I am looking forward to seeing new ideas and products that can inject new life and originality into the industry on the stage of this year’s ITB China Startup Award.

Michael Zhu, Vice President of New Century Hotels & Resorts

Statements of Winners

SeeVoov winning the 2019 ITB Startup Awards is an incredible honor, and a great recognition for the market’s need of the SeeVoov platform. This opportunity to showcase the platform to some of the most influential leaders in the Chinese tourism market within the honorable jury and the professional audience, has provided us with prospect of establishing a substantial footprint within the Chinese travel landscape.
The jury assessment process was professional and thorough, and the organization of the event – impeccable. With the ITB Startup awards recognizing companies that might “change the future of the travel industry”, there is great responsibility on us to leverage this exposure and further our business within the market in China. ITB is renowned for its leading industry events, and we honored to be joining forces with ITB again later this year as Speaker at the ITB Asia “Travel & Tech” track.

Yosi Golan, CTO and Founder of SeeVoov

“TravelFlan, as a younger tourism-focused artificial intelligence company, participated in the ITB China Startup Award last year achieved plenty of gains. First of all, our products were highly recognized by the organizers and industry leaders, making TravelFlan stand out at ITB China and in the travel market, and fortunately won the “Tourism Startup Award”. We also benefitted from a variety of advices and guidance from the jury. Second, through ITB China, we also made a lot of friends and partners in the industry. We exchanged and collaborate through the platform, explored different approaches of cooperation, established in-depth relationships and achieved win-win strategy. We will pass on our consistent philosophy of “providing travelers with care and warmth” to the industry. We hope that our commitment would also influence more tourism practitioners, so that travelers can enjoy their journeys with more peace of mind. This year we are waiting for you at ITB China! ”

Abel Zhao, CEO of TravelFlan

“ITB China Startup Award helped participants to exhibit and present their startup projects, and also gave entrepreneurs the opportunities to network with experienced veterans and investors in the tourism industry. After a joint assessment by a professional jury and investors, Timekettle Technologies was honored to win the recognition and the final prize. After a year, I can still recall the detail-oriented work and rigorous attitude of the organizer, the globalized platform. ITB China is upcoming again in May. I wish that ITB China 2019 would also discover and find out a number of promising hi-tech projects that may drive the progress of the tourism industry!”

Qin Zi’ang, owner Founder of Shenzhen Timekettle Technologies Co., ltd

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