Booking.com Announces the 10 Award Recipients of its 2018 Accelerator Program for Startups in Sustainable Tourism
Indian Startups Sakha and Global Himalayan Expedition are awarded the highest grants from Booking.com's €2 million fund
Today Booking.com, one of the world's largest e-commerce companies and digital technology leader, announced the 10 sustainable tourism startups receiving scaling grants as part of its 2018 Booking Booster accelerator program. After three weeks of workshops and intensive coaching sessions led entirely by Booking.com employees and experts, the program culminated in a final pitch to receive grants of up to €500k from Booking.com's €2 million fund in order to help support the next stage of the startups' projected growth.
The 10 teams of finalists pitched their scaling plans to a live audience and panel of expert judges in
"The vision and passion that we've seen from all the startups this year has been truly inspiring," said Gillian Tans, President and CEO of Booking.com. "I was especially impressed with Wheel the World's moving mission to empower people with disabilities to explore the world within the adventure travel sector,
To read the full release and for more information on each of the startups, please visit Booking.com's global media room.
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