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.