The results of the second edition of New Tech - New Travel, a technology competition aimed at start-ups, were announced in the course of an opening ceremony of the Tour Salon trade fair in Poznań.
The competition is arranged by Polish Tourism Organisation (Polska Organizacja Turystyczna - POT) under the honorary patronage of Witold Bańka, Minister of Sport and Tourism. Jury assessed the submitted products in two categories: B2B and B2C.
A main award and two distinctions were presented in the B2B area. The former went to Telmedicin Sp. z o. o. in recognition of medical teleconsultations intended for travelling patients and available in their native languages, one of Poland’s very first telemedicine platforms.
After logging into the system, tourists will be able to contact a physician even in a few minutes. The discussed product was developed to guarantee the safety of tourists travelling to destinations, where medical consultations are highly expensive or access to medicine is generally difficult. In this way, they will not have to worry where and how to make an appointment; everything is arranged via an online platform making it possible to contact specialists.
Distinctions were awarded to the solutions of Green Parrot GmbH and BedBooking sp. z o.o.
> busradar.pl is a search engine of domestic and international bus routes, operating as a web portal and an application. It enables individual clients to find the most convenient route to their destination of choice, compare ticket prices, travel time and comfort, as well as purchase tickets online. The search results encompass both major and local bus carriers plus train and BlaBlaCar carpool services. Finally, busradar.pl also acts as a B2B platform making it possible for small, local carriers to present their offer to potential customers.
> BedBooking is a mobile Property Management System dedicated to people booking overnight stays in small venues other than hotels. It makes it possible to manage the booking schedule by means of a phone, a tablet and a PC.
The competition’s chapter decided not to present a main award in the B2C category. After a lengthy discussion, a distinction was granted to PW Network in recognition of its XOXO WiFi mobile hotspot solution. The small device guarantees unlimited high-speed 4G Internet access in more than 100 countries all over the world. It thus successfully eliminates the need to search for stores selling SIM cards and solve registration errors. The hotspot features patented technology connecting with the best local network available in a given area.