Travel Tech for Good Bootcamp East Africa
About the program
The Travel Tech for Good program powered by TUI Care Foundation and enpact e.V, supported by UNWTO, is a coaching program for entrepreneurs in the tourism space to support them with their business and growth.
In 2020, global travel warnings and restrictions due to the lockdown related to the pandemic had a massive impact on the tourism ecosystem, especially on startups operating in this space.
In December 2020, we launched the second edition of our Travel Tech for Good program – this time in East Africa to support the startups throughout the pandemic. Over the course of two weeks, four regional African Travel Tech businesses participated in an intense virtual accelerator program. They were supported by our network of tourism professionals, local and international mentors. The goal was to build capacities within the business that are supporting social impact and sustainable development. A special focus was put on the intention of developing scalable business models, with the respective requirements in financial structuring and the ability to scale the businesses by using innovative technologies.
The program ended with a public online pitch event which announced David Gonahasa, Founder of Tripxo as the winner of the Travel Tech 4 Good Pitch Event. In recognition of the excellent presentation and for making the most progress over the two week bootcamp, David Gonahasa was invited to attend TUI Group’s Innovation Partnership Forum which takes place in early 2021.