Why partner with Irish travel tech businesses?

Innovation

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  • 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.
Enterprise Ireland-backed start-ups, such as CarTrawler, Datalex and Hostelworld have revolutionised the travel industry.Enterprise Ireland-backed start-ups, such as CarTrawler, Datalex and Hostelworld have revolutionised the travel industry.

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.

Innovation

innovation icon
  • 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

Ecosystem icon
  • 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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How we can help

Enterprise Ireland is the Irish Government’s trade and innovation agency. Our goal is to build successful, long-term business relationships between international companies and Irish partners.

Access to Innovation

As one of the world’s largest seed capital investors, we help develop a pipeline of cutting edge Irish companies.

Connect to Businesses

Our industry experts understand your requirements, and match you with a shortlist of Irish partners that can deliver on them.

Get Direct Introductions

We make direct introductions to the right people in Irish companies, enhancing and simplifying your experience.

Access to Innovation

As one of the world’s largest seed capital investors, we help develop a pipeline of cutting edge Irish companies.

Connect to Businesses

Our industry experts understand your requirements, and match you with a shortlist of Irish partners that can deliver on them.

Get Direct Introductions

We make direct introductions to the right people in Irish companies, enhancing and simplifying your experience.

Learn more about our travel tech companies

Aerospace Software Development

Aerospace Software Developments (ASD) are a dynamic and fast-growing software company. ASD specialise in the development and implementation of mission-critical applications based on the latest RFID technology which are specifically designed for the Aerospace and Aviation market sectors.

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Boxever

Boxever is the leader in data science and omni-channel personalization solutions for airlines and travel companies. Boxever’s Customer Intelligence Cloud enables travel marketers to build a 360 degree view of every customer and apply predictive analytics and machine learning to automatically create personalized, one-to-one marketing experiences that lead to higher conversion rates, increased revenue and truly differentiated customer experiences.

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CarTrawler

CarTrawler’s multiple award-winning technology platform uses an algorithmic approach to choose the perfect product at the perfect price, to the customer, each and every time. It factors a myriad of data signals in real-time to deliver the best possible conversion and revenue for our partners.

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CityHook

CityHook is a simple website that answers a good travel question: what’s the best way between the airport and downtown? We combine local knowledge, transport timetables, editorial and community reviews to calculate the best way to get from the airport to downtown.

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Datalex

Datalex is a market leader in digital commerce for travel retailers. The Datalex Commerce Platform enables a travel marketplace of over one billion shoppers covering every corner of the globe, driven by some of the world’s most innovative airline retail brands.

Flightman

Flightman is a global leader in the provision of “Connected Aircraft” solutions to airlines. The company develops Aviation Software Solutions which are incorporated in a Service to connect the aircraft to the back-office systems and drive productivity and operational improvements.

Hostelworld

Fifty-one per cent of hostel travellers say that the most important factor in a great trip is meeting new people and experiencing new cultures. Hostelworld aims to ignite those social travel experiences through superior booking options and a mobile app that helps travellers make the most of their journeys.

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LikeWhere

LikeWhere analyse cities, interpret how they feel in human terms, then match the right location to the right customer.