In June 2019, global tourism innovation hub wakalua participated in the first edition of the initiative “mañana” (Spanish for “tomorrow”), setting out to discover the most innovative and human solutions addressing critical challenges our society faces today.
The mañana initiative aims to unite and activate Spain’s future ecosystem, including: companies, institutions, scientists, educators and citizens, taking the lead role in driving initiatives that create a better, friendlier and safer tomorrow for the planet and all people. Inspired by the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) the event focused on three key areas: sustainable growth, habitability and well-being.
Making tourism more sustainable and…
In March 2019, we were happy to have welcomed female leaders in business, tourism and diplomacy for an insightful discussion at wakalua, the tourism innovation hub based in Madrid, Spain.
Natalia Bayona, Senior Expert on Innovation and Digital Transformation at the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), led the conversation with Taryn Anderson, Investor Relations Director at THCAP Venture Capital, Sandra Carvao, Chief of Tourism Market Intelligence and Competitiveness at UNWTO and Alicia Gomez, Legal Counsel at UNWTO.
The conversation focused on the advantages that women bring to leadership as well as the challenges they face along the way. …
Tourism is about people, about experiences. And it is also about innovation and rapidly changing technology.
Today more than ever, innovative and disruptive startups are changing the way we travel, how we plan our trip, where we stay, how we move around, what we do, read and even eat.
Such innovative startups are powered by technology, which isn’t just changing the way we experience travel, it also animates our every-day realities at an unbelievable pace.
At wakalua, we scale startups transforming the travel experience, the business side of it and the impact it has on the environment and our society. We boost initiatives with sustainable solutions to the most critical challenges the tourism sector is faced with today. …