Thailand-based travel tech startup Tineri has been honoured in Travelmole’s 2017 Asia-Pacific Awards, which took place at ITB Asia in Singapore last Thursday (26 October). The company, which specialises in providing mobile itinerary solutions for tour operators, travel agents and other travel providers, was the winner in the ‘Most Exciting New Startup Company’ category.
The Travelmole Awards are an annual event designed to reward excellence on online travel engagement and deployment. Twelve candidates are initially selected for each category, with an expert panel of judges then shortlisting three, with the final vote being cast by Travelmole readers. Despite being up against well-known startups such as Zuzu Hotels and RedDoorz, Tineri came out on top in its category and the award given to its delighted Founder Tim Russell at the award ceremony last Thursday.
“We’re absolutely delighted to win this award” said Tim. “To have a panel of travel experts and Travelmole’s readers rate us as the region’s most exciting startup makes all our hard work over the last few months worthwhile and gives us a real sense of pride in what we have achieved in our first year.”
The award completes an exciting few months for Russell and his team. After winning a Frost & Sullivan Thailand Excellence Award in March, they were acquired by UK travel tech specialists Open Destinations in May, before beta-launching their product and signing up their first paying customers in October.
“2017 has been the year when Tineri has gone from being an idea to reality” he told us. “Thanks to our investors at Open Destinations and our team of developers in India we’ve created a really great product and we’re starting to get a lot of interest from tour operators worldwide.”
Tineri’s next adventure takes them to London where they will be exhibiting their mobile itinerary platform at World Travel Market, alongside Open Destinations, on stand TT440. To find out more about Tineri or to arrange a demo, contact Tim on email@example.com or visit www.tineriapp.com
Tineri is a solution that enables tour operators, travel agents and other travel providers to supplement or replace paper/PDF itinerary documents with a stylish, interactive mobile app. The app includes in-depth and in-brief itineraries with pop-up destination info; guide and hotel information; messaging communications between head office, guide and travellers (text, email, chat, voice, video); document storage; daily instant feedback satisfaction surveys; and a simple-to-use CMS for tour operators that can import itineraries from leading tour operator solutions as well as Word and Excel formats.
Tineri is headquartered in Bangkok, Thailand – the hub of Southeast Asia’s tourism industry (the fastest-growing in the world – UNWTO) – and incorporated in Singapore.
The business was founded by Tim Russell, a British expat with over 25 years’ experience in travel and technology, and has been part of the Open Destinations group since May 2017.
About Travelmole Asia-Pacific Awards
TravelMole’s 70,000 Asia Pacific travel trade subscribers placed nominations in August for travel suppliers they believed represented the best web, social, mobile and travel technology deployments in 14 Award categories. The 100+ nominations received where rated by 8 weighted criteria in September. The top six nominees in each category were included for our eminent judging panel to rank. The top three were included in the shortlist for voting by TravelMole subscribers in October, to determine the winners