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  • Phocuswire

    Why travelers expect brands to deliver an omnichannel experience from start to end?

    Omnichannel is responsible for delivering a unique customer experience irrespective of device or channel preferred at every phase of the travel cycle. Check our last guest article at Phocuswire

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  • Travolution

    Smartvel and Minsait partner to provide travel content to airlines

    The Spanish start-up destination content provider, Smartvel, has partnered with Minsait, one of the leading IT and digital transformation consultancy firm in Spain and Latin America.

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  • Travolution

    Guest Post: Travel has evolved, so should you

    In this article for Travolution, Iñigo Valenzuela talks about the evolution of travel and how travel businesses must also evolve in today’s fast, technology dominated era. Some valuable takeaways to consider if you are in this industry.

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  • TTG Asia

    How airlines can assure passengers of data trust

    Íñigo Valenzuela, CEO of Smartvel, breaks down the dilemmas when it comes to consumer data and offers his two cents on how airlines can go about obtaining data with the trust of their passengers

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  • Seedtable

    Smartvel,one of the 100 Best Startups in Madrid to Watch in 2019

    QMadrid’s tech sector is booming. This year’s list of the best Madrid tech startups is an eclectic mix of huge fintech companies, small creative startups and everything in between.

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  • Innovadores – LA RAZÓN

    Smart travel guides which are always up-to-date

    In this interview, Smartvel’s CEO & Founder, Iñigo Valenzuela, talks about how the idea of ​​Smartvel emerged, its unique destination content technology and the evolution of the company over the years.

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  • Viajando con Vos

    Interview at FITUR

    Quique Colombo interviewed Eduardo Meléndez, VP Sales LATAM at FITUR 2019 speaking about our latest product updates, new clients and projects like Buenos Aires that still trust in our technology

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  • Web In Travel

    Startup Spotlight: Smartvel makes selling destination content easier

    Smartvel provides destination content solutions to airlines, tourism bureaus, hotel chains, OTAs, to improve digital touchpoints and customer experience.

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  • Travel Daily Media

    How destination content ramps up sales

    Storytelling is a must for destination marketing. Knowing the story of a place is one thing, but communicating it to an audience is another – a major thing for travel companies. Don’t miss this interview with Iñigo Valenzuela

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  • Boutique Hotel News

    “We are obsessed with creating new solutions”

    BHN speaks to Inigo Valenzuela, CEO of Smartvel, about his B2B2C travel technology solution, machine learning and what the future holds for experiential travel.

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  • TTG Asia

    How airlines can assure passengers of data trust

    Íñigo Valenzuela, CEO of Smartvel, breaks down the dilemmas when it comes to consumer data and offers his two cents on how airlines can go about obtaining data with the trust of their passengers

    Read more
  • Digital Journal

    Meet the 9 Startups Invited to Pitch at the Expedia Group Startup Pitch Competition

    Smartvel has been announced finalist for the Expedia Group Startup Pitch Competition at the Future of Travel Tech Summit in Miami on Feb.12, 2019

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  • Miami Herald

    Want to see the future of travel? Head to Overtown

    LAB Miami Ventures announces finalists for its Expedia Group Startup Pitch Competition at the Future of Travel Tech Summit on February 12, 2019.

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  • Travolution

    Company Profile: Destination content provider Smartvel poised to scale

    Spanish travel content provider Smartvel is expecting to more than double the number of cities its service covers this year as it expands to meet the needs of new and existing clients.

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  • Hotelier Middle East

    Spanish tech start-up enters the Middle East market

    Smartvel, a B2B SaaS technology company, based in Spain, has entered the Middle East market. The start-up is already working with entities in the tourism industry that include Singapore Airlines, Iberostar Hotels.

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  • PhocusWire

    How are companies really facing personalization in the travel industry?

    The discussions revolving around the future of the travel industry are endless. Every article, podcast and webinar out there try to unravel the best strategies and trends companies must follow in order not to fall behind.

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  • Travel Daily Media

    Why Generation Z is so important in the travel-buying process

    Generation Z, the oldest of whom are in their 20s, are already buying their own travel and commanding up to USD 143 billion in spending power in the US alone, according to a recent study from Ad Age Studio 30 and student affinity network…

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  • La Vanguardia

    Oracle shows the keys to innovation and the transformation of the tourism industry

    The main tourist companies analyze the reinvention of the traveler experience

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  • Skift

    PredictHQ Raises $10 Million for Event Analysis: Travel Startup Funding This Week

    PredictHQ, which helps travel companies like Booking.com and Qantas anticipate surges in demand, was joined by other startups in announcing investments this week, including Hotelmize, Journy, KKday, and Smartvel.

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  • PhocusWire

    Smartvel gets funding boost for its destination content technology

    Smartvel, a specialist in destination content technology, has announced funding of just over $1 million. Investors in the round for the Spain-based company included Caixa Capital Risc and Alsa, which have both invested in the startup before. The are joined by Fides Capital and Faraday Venture Partners.

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  • Press Release

    International Investors Boost Smartvel’s Capital to Increase its Growth

    The Spanish startup, developer of its own tourist content technology, closes its second round of investment worth 1.05 million dollars. The operation has been led by top-tier investors participating in companies such as Cabify, MásMóvil, Signaturit, Next, Pangea, Weplan and Mr Jeff.

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  • Hosteltur

    What do Singapore Airlines, The City of Buenos Aires, Iberostar Hotels and Mahou have in common?

    More and more innovative companies are betting on technologies such as Smartvel to offer their customers useful, attractive, relevant and personalized content thanks to a customized solution for each brand that improves communication with its users and attracts new clients in the inspirational phase.

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  • Press Release

    Smartvel will integrate content marketing activities of competitor Pearlshare Limited.

    Madrid, Spain (July 2nd, 2018) – Smartvel, one of the leading destination content providers, has agreed to integrate the content marketing activities of London-based Pearlshare Limited. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

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  • Business Insider

    Smartvel, the AI Spanish startup that will help you plan your next holidays

    Smartvel has designed a technology that is capable of generating up-to-date content in any destination for Airlines, Hotel chains, Travel agencies, and Tourism Bureaus. The technology, which uses AI, Big Data and Machine Learning techniques, has been fully developed by Spanish engineers.

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  • Diario Perspectiva

    “The data is the new oil. The real challenge is not to obtain it but to know how to use it”

    Smartvel’s CEO, Íñigo Valenzuela, participated in the Aviation Data Symposium & AI Lab of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which brought together the main airlines of the world and the tourism sector in Berlin.

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  • Hosteltur

    Users spend 60 minutes planning their trip after choosing their destination

    Users spend an average of 60 minutes to plan their trip once they have decided the destination to which they will travel and, when selecting it, analyze for more than 160 minutes the possibilities offered by the destination before making a purchase decision, according to the analysis of the Smartvel content tool.

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  • Diario Perspectiva

    How to avoid the disruption of your business model

    Research, trial and error learning; the monitoring of new trends, informed decision-making, or the study of competition and the evolution of more mature markets are key to achieving the objective of all management teams: the long-term survival of the company.

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  • Tnooz.com

    Smartvel on live destination guides and technological differentiation

    Spanish start-up Smartvel specializes in providing “live” online destination guides to travel companies that can be embedded within their clients’ websites and apps. Founder and CEO Iñigo Valenzuela talks to tnooz about the company’s latest client wins and future plans.

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  • Tnooz.com

    Rethinking touchpoints in the travel industry

    With the digital transformation, the number of touchpoints has increased substantially since the concept was formed. In today’s era, there are even more moments of truth for travel companies to concentrate on. Smartvel helps companies to enrich their current customer interactions and create new ones, helping to add value throughout the entire traveler journey.

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  • Preferente

    Air Europa Planner powered by Smartvel

    The commitment of the Globalia group on offering amazing touristic experiences is highlighted in this article. The example used was the new Air Europa Planner which is powered by Smartvel.

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  • ABC

    Smartvel, the changing world at your fingertips

    Smartvel, a Spanish startup has developed a technology that offers a constantly updated “live agenda” of any destination in the world. Singapore Airlines is the last addition to the client portfolio of the company.

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  • Hosteltur

    Singapore Airlines offers its users Smartvel’s dynamic content solutions

    Singapore Airlines is now offering to its customers dynamic content of the 20 most important destinations of the company to provide its users with the “live agenda” of the cities they visit thanks to the Smartvel technology solution.

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  • Europa Press

    Smartvel, provider of Singapore Airlines’ travel guides

    Smartvel has signed an agreement with Singapore Airlines to offer its customers “dynamic destination guides” that the Spanish startup has developed for more than 20 destinations. The guides that Smartvel design will be integrated into the airline’s website. The company has highlighted that they are a “customized solution” and will propose to users “content” that is…

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  • Diario Perspectiva

    Smartvel at BTS 2018: How technology helps to improve the tourist experience

    Diario Perspectiva dedicates this article to Smartvel due to our presence at the Barcelona Tourism Summit on April 20th. Elena Navares, our Senior Business Developer, highlighted the impact of technology and the change in consumer habits, which has led to the digital transformation of the tourism sector.

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  • Barcelona Tourism Summit 2018

    Smartvel, one of the speakers at Barcelona Tourism Summit 2018

    Un año más, CaixaForum acogerá Barcelona Tourism Summit 2018, el hub de conocimiento e innovación en el sector turístico. Elena Navares, Business Development Manager de SMARTVEL, será una de las ponentes el próximo 20 de abril donde podremos conocer además las últimas novedades y startups del sector. ¡No te lo pierdas!

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  • Sintetia Blog

    Big data or how tourism is reinvented thanks to data management

    Big Data is revolutionizing the tourism industry not only in digital terms but it is also one of the main players when it comes to effective personalization. As a big data company, Smartvel helps its clients through this immense world of content data.

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  • Gestiona Radio Interview

    Startup & Entrepreneurship

    Smartvel’s CEO & Founder Iñigo Valenzuela was invited by the team of Gestiona Radio to talk about, among other things, the first steps of the start up and the technology.

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  • Diario Perspectiva

    Buenos Aires sells its tourist offer with a “Spanish” chatbot

    Smartvel’s newest creation has allowed the City of Buenos Aires to be one of the first public Tourism Boards to launch a Chatbot with up-to-date information on what there is to experience in their destination.

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  • SmartTravel News

    Buenos Aires will show its tourist offer thanks to Smartvel chatbot

    After helping the City of Buenos Aires to develop it’s BA Planner, Smartvel now presents the innovation that will put the Argentinian capital on a different level when it comes to digital innovation.

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  • eTurbonews

    PATA explores the SDGs in the context of youth and tourism in the Asia Pacific

    Our VP Sales APAC partner was invited to talk about how Smartvel plays a role in the sustainable tourism at the PATA Asia-Pacific Youth and Sustainable Tourism Workshop.

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  • Talento Digital El País

    All the plans you need in your vacation

    What’s our technology all about? How did this start? Our CEO Iñigo Valenzuela talk a bit about the gap he saw in the industry back in the day and how Smartvel came to provide a solution for it

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  • Nexotur

    Finalist in the ITH Smart Destinations Awards at Fitur 2018

    During Fitur 2018 , ITH and Segitur were delivering the ITH Smart Destinations Awards, which recognize the five best technological solutions for smart tourism destinations.

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  • Hosteltur

    ITH Hospitality Design Conference: the transformation of hotels from technology and new spaces

    Our CEO had the pleasure to participate in the Hospitality Conference among other experts from the industry.

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  • Hosteltur

    Smartvel, South Summit 2017 Finalist

    South Summit already has its 100 finalist startups for its next edition and among the selected startups is Smartvel. The chosen projects correspond to innovative and disruptive initiatives of the main industries such as Smart Mobility, Travel & Tourism and Content & Channels, to name a few.

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  • Hosteltur

    ITH Hospitality Conference 2017

    For the first time, Madrid will receive one of the most important global events around the latest transformation trends in the hotel sector, based on spaces, technology and people, as levers of change: the Hospitality Design Conference. Smartvel is going to be there among other great names from the industry.

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  • La Vanguardia

    South Summit 2017 has twenty-four finalists startups from Madrid

    Smartvel is part of the twenty-four Madrid startups among the 100 finalists of South Summit 2017. The event will bring together will bring together the most important actors of the entrepreneurial ecosystem: investors, startups and corporations.

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  • HospitalityNet

    Smartvel wins the first prize to the Best Travel Tech Startup 2017 in Spain

    Smartvel won the Emprendetur Award to the Best Big Data & Tourism Project in 2014, and is currently expanding internationally thank to operations in Buenos Aires, London, Zurich, Bangkok and Spain.

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  • El Mundo

    Co-creation with the key customer in the tourism sector

    Esade, Deloitte and ITH present the report that shows the situation of innovation in the tourism sector. Improve investment data, innovation grows by projects and reveals that customers are the main source of information or that what is most bet is on new services and products.

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  • El País Cinco Días

    How to meet the guest before they arrive to the hotel?

    Travel agencies and hotel chains create tools to anticipate the tastes and preferences of their customers and improve their experience in the destination

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  • Hosteltur

    Artificial intelligence will soon become the best friend of the tourist

    Spain has the potential to become an international leader in innovation in tourism , as has been confirmed in the III International Conference on Innovation in the Tourism Industry

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  • Preferente

    Digital transformation will create opportunities for the more agile

    The new technologies will allow the hotelier to personalize the offers or packages and interact with the client based on the exact place and moment in which they are located.

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  • Hosteltur

    Smartvel, technology focused on improving the tourism sector

    Companies from the world of tourism, such as hotels, integrate a digital agenda into their websites, with geolocation and a selection of contents of interest. The main objective is to improve the experience of the final travelers, both in the inspirational phase and in the destination.

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