Why partner with Irish travel tech businesses?

Innovation

  • Irish SMEs are the most innovative in Europe.
  • Always at the forefront of innovation in travel, Ireland is the birthplace of duty-free shops and aircraft leasing.
  • Enterprise Ireland-backed start-ups, such as CarTrawler, Datalex and Hostelworld have revolutionised the travel industry.
  • Irish travel tech companies deliver leading-edge technology that integrates easily with traditional legacy travel IT systems.
  • Home to innovation centres for SITA, Starwood Hotels, Ryanair, Uber and Lufthansa.

Ecosystem

  • Ireland’s uniquely concentrated and collaborative ecosystem comprises over 100 travel tech companies, spanning global giants to rapidly scaling niche players.
  • Recognised for its world-class talent pool, over 3,500 people are currently employed in the sector.
  • The thriving Dublin-based group Travel Massive hosts regular travel tech education and networking events, attracting travel industry founders, leaders and creators from the world over.

 

Reputation

  • Irish travel tech companies including Aerospace Software Developments, Datalex and Flightman provide innovative solutions for the world’s leading airlines.
  • Booking platforms Hostelworld and Campsited connect customers to unique accommodation worldwide.
  • CarTrawler, Arvoia and CityHook help leading travel operators expand their reach globally, while Boxever, LikeWhere and Swrve drive personalised experiences for customers.
  • Over 50% of the world’s leased aircraft fleet is owned or managed from Ireland.

Innovation

  • Irish SMEs are the most innovative in Europe.
  • Always at the forefront of innovation in travel, Ireland is the birthplace of duty-free shops and aircraft leasing.
  • Enterprise Ireland-backed start-ups, such as CarTrawler, Datalex and Hostelworld have revolutionised the travel industry.
  • Irish travel tech companies deliver leading-edge technology that integrates easily with traditional legacy travel IT systems.
  • Home to innovation centres for SITA, Starwood Hotels, Ryanair, Uber and Lufthansa.

Ecosystem

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  • Ireland’s uniquely concentrated and collaborative ecosystem comprises over 100 travel tech companies, spanning global giants to rapidly scaling niche players.
  • Recognised for its world-class talent pool, over 3,500 people are currently employed in the sector.
  • Enterprise Ireland supports Propeller Shannon, an accelerator that aims to drive the development of innovative start-ups in the travel sector.

Reputation

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  • Irish travel tech companies including Aerospace Software Developments, Datalex and Flightman provide innovative solutions for the world’s leading airlines.
  • Booking platforms Hostelworld and Campsited connect customers to unique accommodation worldwide.
  • CarTrawler, Arvoia and CityHook help leading travel operators expand their reach globally, while Boxever, LikeWhere and Swrve drive personalised experiences for customers.
  • Over 50% of the world’s leased aircraft fleet is owned or managed from Ireland.

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