Travelogix, Midoco and Friends: A Travel Tech Show 2022 Wrap Up
Well…that’s it for another 12 months.
The TTS 2022 is long gone now and boy what a show.
It turns out that curating your very own Tech Village is just as fun and collaborative as you would imagine (with some twists and turns along the way of course!)
We want to give huge thanks to Midoco, our stand co-curators. Without their collaborative approach and willingness to drive home our jointly created concept – we wouldn’t have presented such an innovative stand at this year’s show.
Why create a Tech Village?
It’s quite simple really; we believe in collaboration. We believe in true innovation in the travel tech space but that shouldn’t come at the cost of collaboration. We can all drive home true change in the business travel space for the end-user. We can all play our part.
The ‘Tech Village’ was our way of creating a buzz around travel tech, but also elevating four willing partners who are just as passionate about technology and innovation as we are.
Jack Dow, Founder and CEO of award-winning remarketing specialists, Grapevine, said, “It was a real privilege to be part of this year’s inaugural Tech Village at TTS and to share the stage with so many great tech providers and partners.
“We’re big believers in the value that microservices partnering together can bring, and where better to showcase this than in the UK’s leading business travel show. We’re already looking forward to next year.”
Let the show commence.
Seeing a huge chunk of our business travel and technology friends in one space certainly did elicit feelings of recovery.
There was a buzz in the air during the two days but certainly throughout day one with many buyers and suppliers connecting like the good ol’ days before Covid.
Attending these industry events means something, especially to smaller, but no-less-hungry companies wanting to get a foothold in the business travel space.
Mark Hammond, Founder of Net Zero Group, who is new to the industry, said, “It was great to be part of the Tech Village and benefit from the existing relationships we have with the stand participants. Showcasing in real-time what our relationship with Travelogix can yield; a seamless and holistic sustainability solution – it was fantastic to have this unveiled.”
Now, having one award winner on the stand was an honour, (Grapevine won the Innovation Face-Off at the 2021 Business ravel Show), so Jack Dow, Founder and CEO at Grapevine, was asked to sit on the judging panel for this year’s award. But, could we have two on the Tech Village in 2022? Stand partner Jyrney found themselves battling some giant names in the travel tech space for this year’s award.
Jyrney presented their integrated mobility solution, which puts a duty of care at the very centre of ground transportation, and came away worthy winners. Seeing CEO at Jyrney, Daniel Price, swing back to the Tech Village, trophy in hand, was a fun sight for all partners on our stand.
“The Travel Technology Show was an amazing experience for Jyrney. Said Daniel, CEO at award-winners, Jyrney. “It was our first time exhibiting and we managed to speak to so many partners and potential customers during the two days. The Tech Village stand brought together by our partners Travelogix and Midoco was the best possible introduction for Jyrney, the collaboration between the stand partners was evident across the show.
“We now look forward to further developing these relationships and technical integrations for the benefit of our shared customers.”
Steffen Faradi, CEO at the Midoco Group, said, “the reaction to our stand was overwhelming. Besides many meetings with friends, partners, and customers, we were also able to make a number of new contacts. It was wonderful to finally meet people face-to-face in the relaxed atmosphere of our stand, whom we had only been able to meet online over the past few years.
“The interest of our customers and interested parties in improving their own processes in order to master the challenges of the coming recovery was also great. All in all, a successful start to the next phase of the action after challenging times.”
Chris Lewis, Founder and CEO at Travelogix said, “we were thrilled to exhibit at this year’s TTS, and to do with such a strong theme of collaboration, truly aligns to our core values here at Travelogix. Midoco, our co-hosts, are just as willing and collaborative as we are at Travelogix, so the partnership we created for the TTS 2022 just made sense.
“To be supported by such a strong contingent of travel tech companies live and in-person was pretty thrilling. A pretty unique concept and I’d like to personally thank all those who took part”
Dave Reeves, Head of Implementations at Umbrella Travel Technology, members of the Midoco Group, said: “It was amazing to be part of a joint venture with so many powerful solution providers under one Tech Village stand, including Jyrney – who deservedly won the innovation face-off award 2022.
“Together with meeting so many existing and potential new clients, it’s an experience we can’t wait to repeat.”
After an action-packed show at this year’s TTS, we are excited to continue the positive discussions that were had with prospective clients across the two days, and we look forward to forging new and exciting relationships while building on some already solid industry relationships.
Until next year, folks…
We were the Tech Village