Dubai Tourism introduces startup competition

Published on : Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Dubai TourismLately, a new strategic partnership has been declared between Tourism and Commerce Marketing of Dubai and Gitex Future Stars in order to introduce the Dubai Tourism Startup Competition – Futurism for the first time in the history.

All the bright minds and innovators across the globe have been invited to the competition to represent ideas and business proposals that will eventually help in revolutionizing the travel and tourism sector of the city.

Following Dubai 10X initiative introduced under the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, which is directing the journey of emirates in transforming into a global hub for innovation in the coming 10 years, this competition is an initiation to explore innovative solutions and initiate growth of the ecosystem of the startups in the line with Dubai’s Tourism Vision 2020, to fetch 20 million visitors by the end of 2020.

To quote Yousuf Lootah, executive director – Tourism Development & Investments, Dubai Tourism, “Dubai has grown to become the business capital of the region – and, through the launch of the first-ever Dubai Tourism Futurism Competition, we aim to continue to encourage pioneering thinking, and offer a platform for startups to succeed. As we progress towards the future, startups play a crucial role not only in the growth of the economy, but also in discovering solutions to meet evolving needs and tackle industry gaps. We are proud to collaborate with Gitex Future Stars to drive entrepreneurship forward, and are committed to building an environment that will help nurture innovative ideas and facilitate success.”


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