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Bangkok First Global City with Top 25 Restaurants Guide by Travelindex

Bangkok (Thailand) – December 1, 2017 (Travelindex) – Travelindex launched today its first Top 25 Restaurants City Guide by Restaurant Rating Index. Bangkok as the top tourism destination in Mastercard’s annual travel index, 20 million overnight visitors and a very diverse and dynamic dining scene was the perfect choice for this first restaurant city guide.

From Michelin-star quality tasting menus to exquisite Thai food or the best sushi you’ll ever have, Bangkok is a gourmet heaven. The city is also the top-ranked destination city by international overnight visitors and Travelindex decided to launch its First Global Restaurant City Guide with the Top 25 Restaurants in the Thai capital.

Restaurant ratings and reviews are critical in the consumer decision making process. The Top 25 Restaurants Guide is based on Travelindex owned and patented, “Restaurant Rating Index”. The 3-tier rating combines the power of crowd wisdom (social media and review sites) with artificial intelligence behavioral algorithms and a zest of human expertise from some of the world’s top culinary experts. The result, the Restaurant Rating Index (RRI), a true and objective measuring standard on a scale between 1 and 100, where 100 is best.

Bernard Metzger, Founder of Travelindex, said “How often are you asked by your friends for restaurant recommendations? Existing guides and websites offer either too much choice, and one gets frustrated by the many layers to go through, or restaurants on curated sites tend to be expensive with Michelin-star quality of cooking and a price tag to match. Our aim, with the Top 25 Restaurants guide series, is to give, diners and foodies alike a tool to fast and easily match their aspirations, location and budget.”

Bernard added “Bangkok is the first in our new series of restaurant city guides and in fact our team of experts is already working on the Singapore and Hong Kong editions”.

The Bangkok guide ranked L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, the Michelin star world champion, in the top spot while Savelberg, another Michelin star regular and Sra Bua a Thai restaurant offering a modern interpretation of Thai cuisine take respectively second and third positions.

The Top 25 Restaurants Guide brings together not only gourmet dining but the best of all cuisines, with every establishment chosen first and foremost for the quality of cooking. The diversity of cuisine is reflected in the ranking, from the classic French and Italian to hyper-local Thai food restaurant Bo.lan, to Middle Eastern inspired at House on Sathorn and modern American at Bunker. To discover all 25 top restaurants in Bangkok, please visit Top25Restaurants.com

About Travelindex
Travelindex is a company focused on developing data driven travel discovery and travel planning products. The Company owns digital media products, brands and a technology framework helping businesses create online marketing solutions. Since 2013 Travelindex has spearheaded the development of the “Travel Rating Index” a system and platform measuring objectively, in the same way across the world, criteria important for travelers. Travelindex puts a priority in the integration of sustainability into distribution and management systems to bring tangible benefits to its partners and clients helping them to improve reputation and goodwill. Travelindex is a UNWTO World Tourism Organization Affiliate Member. Website: Travelindex.com

About Top25Restaurants.com
Top 25 Restaurants aims to guide and assist diners to find, in every city and every day of the year, the restaurant matching their aspirations, location and budget. To deliver a true and objective measuring standard Travelindex has develop its own and unique “Restaurant Rating Index” (RRI) combining the power of a mathematical algorithm driven by artificial intelligence and re-assessed through the human discernment of some of the world’s top culinary experts. Website: Top25Restaurants.com

Travelindex Endorsed as World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Member

Taleb Rifai, Secretary General of the World Tourism Organization UNWTO and Bernard Metzger, Founder of TravelindexMadrid (Spain) – September 26, 2017 – The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) officially approved Travelindex affiliate membership application, adding to a group whose members include such prestigious institutions as CNN, World Tourism Forum Lucerne, Club Med, European Travel Commission, International Air Transport Association (IATA), Hong Kong Tourism Board, Amadeus, George Washington University, Colorado State University, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University – School of Hotel and Tourism Management (HTM).

The Travelindex application for UNWTO Affiliate Membership has been approved by the Executive Council at its 106th session, and has been ratified at the 22nd Session of the UNWTO General Assembly held in September 2017 in Chengdu, China. The UNWTO Affiliate Members Programme recognizes the great potential in collaborating with organizations in generating global sustainable wealth through enhanced tourism knowledge, ethical and responsible principles and joint initiatives.

“We’re truly honored to have been approved as a UNWTO Affiliate Member and to become part of an incredible array of passionate organizations, destinations, NGOs and educational institutions all committed to the UNWTO Mission of promoting responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism.” said Mr Bernard Metzger, Founder of Travelindex.

Bernard added “We’re thrilled to be a part of the UNWTO family which will provide an unrivalled opportunity to share and exchange best practice with other members, as well as jointly participate in projects, events and other mutual learning activities. At the same time, through active participation, we’ll be able to share our expertise and experience helping destinations and organizations across the world develop and evolve digital cultures.”

About the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO):
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is the United Nations agency responsible for the promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism. As the leading international organization in the field of tourism, UNWTO promotes tourism as a driver of economic growth, inclusive development and environmental sustainability and offers leadership and support to the sector in advancing knowledge and tourism policies worldwide.

UNWTO generates market knowledge, promotes competitive and sustainable tourism policies and instruments, fosters tourism education and training, and works to make tourism an effective tool for development through technical assistance projects in over 100 countries around the world. UNWTO’s membership includes 156 countries, 6 Associate Members and over 500 Affiliate Members representing the private sector, educational institutions, tourism associations and local tourism authorities. For more, visit www.unwto.org

About Travelindex:
Our vision is to become the de-facto digital connectivity node for the travel and tourism industry. The Travelindex portfolio of products includes over 70 destination reference tools and one of the world’s largest, open and curated, database on travel and tourism covering 241 countries and territories. Our integrated platform is fast emerging as the central channel in destination and travel knowledge. Travelindex puts a priority on the integration of sustainability into distribution and management systems to bring tangible benefits to its partners and clients helping them to improve reputation and goodwill. For more, visit www.travelindex.com

Travelindex Joins Tinder in Campaign to Save the World’s Last Male Northern White Rhino

Nairobi (Kenya) – May 21, 2017 (travelindex.com) – In search of a hookup that might save his species, Sudan, the world’s last male northern white rhino has joined the dating app Tinder in an attempt to save the species from extinction. Sudan needs the internet’s help to make the magic happen. Travelindex has joined the campaign and partnered with the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, where Sudan lives, to raise awarness and help raise funds for an in-vitro fertilization.

Imagine if you were among the last surviving members of your species and also the last male due to the greed of men who see one of your body parts as an aphrodisiac and are therefore willing to kill you and your kind to extinction. Sudan is the last surviving male of the northern white male rhino species, the only solution that can help this majestic species to survive is the use of in-vitro fertilisation.

The procedure on a rhino is expensive due to the research involved and the project needs upto USD 9 Million to save the northern white rhino (Ceratotherium simum cottoni)from extinction. The funds raised will go towards ongoing research into Assisted Reproductive Techniques (ART) by a consortium of institutions. Once perfected, this technology, in particular in vitro fertilization (IVF), will aid to achieve successful pregnancies to gradually build up a viable herd of northern white rhinos.

We joined the campaign with Ol Pejeta Conservancy and Tinder because I strongly believe that we, the human society, and wild ecosystems are one inseparable whole. We want to give Sudan a chance to breed, helping his species to survive for the benefit of our children and for future generations.” said Mr Bernard Metzger, Founder of Travelindex. “Sudan’s banners will be seen on our network in 241 countries and territories and across our network of 60 travel websites.

Click on any banner on our websites or click here now and donate generously to help save the northern white rhinos. Tinder users please swipe right on Sudan’s profile and you will be directed to a site where the public can donate to help to save the species from extinction.

About Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Set on 90,000 acres in Laikipia County, Kenya, Ol Pejeta Conservancy is the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa. The Conservancy is home to 114 critically endangered black rhino (making the Conservancy the only “Key 1” population in East Africa), 26 southern white rhino, and the last three remaining northern white rhinos globally (including the last male in existence. Ol Pejeta is one of only two African conservancies to be awarded an IUCN Green Listing. Visit our website: www.olpejetaconservancy.org

Ol Pejeta Conservancy works to conserve wildlife, provide a sanctuary for great apes and to generate income through wildlife tourism and complementary enterprise for reinvestment in conservation and community development.

We are caretakers of the land, safeguarding endangered species and ensuring the openness and accessibility of conservation for all. An innovative attitude is part of our make-up, we empower our people to think the same way and embrace new approaches to conservation. We provide natural wilderness experiences, backed up by scientifically credible conservation and genuine interactions with wildlife.

About Travelindex:
Travelindex is a company focused on developing data-driven travel discovery and travel planning products. The Company owns digital media products, brands and a technology framework helping businesses create online marketing solutions. Travelindex puts a priority on the integration of sustainability into distribution and management systems to bring tangible benefits to its partners and clients helping them to improve reputation and goodwill.

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Tourism Leader Meet During the WTTC Global Summit in Bangkok

Bangkok (Thailand) – April 28, 2017 (travelindex) – Some the most influential business executives in the travel and tourism industry have converged on Bangkok for the World Travel and Tourism Council’s 2017 Global Summit. The WTTC Global Summit addresses the issues which affect the sector as a whole, for an invitation-only audience. The Summit kicked off with the launch of the ‘Is It Too Much To Ask’ advocacy campaign, calling on individuals and Travel & Tourism organisations to commit to tackling the issues currently facing the sector and the planet.

The WTTC Global Summit is an event for the leaders of the Travel and Tourism sector, who gather each year, to meet and share their views and insights on many pertinent global topics, in both a business and social environment.

The 2017 Summit was an opportunity for Mr. Alain St. Ange, former Minister of Tourism from the Seychelles and Mr. Bernard Metzger Founder of Travelindex to meet.

Alain St.Ange from the Seychelles is one of six candidates contesting the May elections to head the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). Armenia, Brazil, Columbia, Georgia, Korea, Seychelles and Zimbabwe are the countries that are in the running with candidates already accepted by the UNWTO Madrid Office. The election will be held on May 12 at the organisation’s headquarters in Madrid, and will be voted on by ministers of tourism from 34 countries.

Bernard A. Metzger, the Founder & Director of Travelindex says: “During the 2017 WTTC Global Summit, Alain informed me, in details, on his plan for the UNWTO Secretary-General’s mandate and I was impressed by his committment, dedication and hard work to make world tourism work for everybody and to make it a force for good.”

Bernard further added: “Alain briefed me also on some of the ‘fake news’ campaigns beeing orchestrated against him and the call by Zambia, on behalf of the African Union, for him to withdraw from the race for Secretary-General of the UNWTO. He confirmed to me that he will not let these tactics affect him but will continued to present ourselves to Member States as the most credible candidate and will continue his campaign through in an ethical and morally upright fashion, right up to the voting day on the 12th of May.”

On the second day of the Global Summit in Bangkok, the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) announced the Winners of the 2017 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards. The Awards celebrate inspirational, world-changing tourism initiatives from all over the globe. David Scowsill, President & CEO, WTTC, said: “The Travel and Tourism sector is growing fast, and we have to ensure that this growth does not see short-term gains prioritised over the longer-term health of local environments and communities.”

About the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC)
The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) is the forum for global business leaders in travel and tourism comprising the presidents, chairs and chief executive officers of 100 of the world’s foremost companies. It is the only body representing the private sector in all parts of the travel and tourism industry worldwide.

Travelindex Supports Alain St.Ange for World Tourism Organisation Secretary-General

Victoria, Mahe (Seychelles) – March 28, 2017 – Bernard A. Metzger, the Founder & Director of the highly respected Travelindex Media has come out with a strong letter of endorsement for Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Candidate for the position of Secretary General of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO).

Alain St.Ange from the Seychelles is one of the seven candidates contesting the May elections to head the UN Tourism Body. Armenia, Brazil, Columbia, Georgia, Korea, Seychelles and Zimbabwe are the countries that are in the running with candidates already accepted by the UNWTO Madrid Office.

In his letter Bernard A. Metzger, the Founder & Director of Travelindex Media says:- “I am following the process of selecting the next World Tourism Organisation Secretary-General and, as you well know, I am one of your greatest supporter and admirer and few in your position have achieved so much for world tourism. I humbly have the following recommendation to make which I’m doing on my own accord and based on my very personal opinion.

As Founder of Travelindex, one of the world’s largest travel content distribution and destination marketing platform, connecting directly over 800,000 travel companies in 241 countries and territories worldwide, I declare herewith my support for the Seychelles bid for the post of Secretary General of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) and stand behind Alain St.Ange without hesitation.

I have seen Mr St.Ange as Head of the Seychelles Tourism Board and then as Minister and his enthusiasm and passion for tourism has never been greater. His success is a tribute to his hard work. I can think of no better person to become Secretary General of the UNWTO; Alain St.Ange is charged with an infectious energy and excitement over the future in world tourism. He places people and culture at the very heart of tourism and his fundamental belief is that tourism must be good for everyone, it must benefit every country and all people in the world.

Mr. St. Ange said “The world must come together. We must connect and need to embrace each others’ ideas.” A statement perfectly aligned with our own slogan “Connecting Travel People” and our vision of making the world a better place by enabling universal and equitable access to data and information.

Without reservation, I support and recommend Mr. Alain St.Ange for the post of UNWTO Secretary-General as I know that he is dedicated, hardworking and truly devoted to make world tourism work for everybody and a force for good”.

Travelindex is a PATA Preferred Partner from Kong Kong and speaks to the tourism trade at large. As a known and respected tourism partner, Mr Bernard A. Metzger has now started communicating to UNWTO Member States to make his choice of candidates for Secretary General of the UNWTO known.

For more information, please visit www.alainstange.net/action-plan/

View the video with Alain St.Ange’s Statement of Intend as World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Secretary-General Candidate

The Worlds Most Travelled Person Joins Travelindex as Brand Ambassador

London (United Kingdom) – March 23, 2017 (travelindex.com) – Fred W Finn, the ‘Worlds Most Travelled Person’ has joined Travelindex as Global Brand Ambassador. Fred Finn is a well-known public figure. A career that involved considerable business travel started his love affair with travel and in particular his well-documented record breaking flights in Concorde. Over some thirty years, he has been employed, involved and engaged with many leading names in the aviation and travel related business and is recognised as a leading figure in the travel industry.

His travel experience and knowledge closely linked to his media and commercial activities enhance and support, all the bespoke travel and tour services provided by leading travel and tour operators. He also provides regularly updated travel tips, advice and destination information to a wider audience.

Honours & Achievements
As the world’s most travelled person he has the distinction of achieving something that no other human being has accomplished. In 1983 his records were ratified by The Guinness Book of Records: Frederick W Finn has flown a total distance of 24,140,160 km (15,000,000 miles) and holds the record for most number of flights as a supersonic passenger having made 718 Atlantic crossings on Concorde.

With related travel this equates to 33 round trips to the moon or 671 circuits of the globe, his record breaking 718 flights in Concorde will never be broken as Concorde reached the end of its commercial life.

Fred is also the Ambassador of Tourism for Kenya, International Property and Hotel Awards Judge, Travel Editor of the International Property and Travel magazine, Chief Inspector for the International Hotel Awards. He has a close following on Trip Advisor with 70,000 readers. He is the Co-Founder of Quicket, No.1 mobile travel APP. Fred is recently the co-founder and director of Exclusivetravel4U, a specialist travel consultancy based in the United Kingdom.

“I am delighted to join Travelindex as Global Brand Ambassador. Travelindex is one of the leading innovators in travel content distribution and discovery with a vision to change how travel is planned and booked by advocating universal and equitable access to information. Destination marketing organisations, hotel groups, airlines and thousand of smaller operators in the tourism sector trust the Travelindex brand as a key contributor to their digital brand strategy.” said Fred.

Bernard Metzger, Founder of Travelindex, said “For over 30 years Fred Finn has been involved and engaged with most leading names in aviation and travel and is recognised as a preeminent figure in the travel industry. Fred is not only well-known for his travel records, but he is also seen as a trusted and reliable person. He has always been honest about his findings when making recommendations about flights, destinations, hotels, restaurants and what happens in the tourism industry. I am proud to say that Fred W Finn is working with us at Travelindex.”

About Travelindex:
Travelindex is a company focused on developing data-driven travel discovery and travel planning products. The Company owns digital media products, brands and a technology framework helping businesses create online marketing solutions. Travelindex puts a priority on the integration of sustainability into distribution and management systems to bring tangible benefits to its partners and clients helping them to improve reputation and goodwill.

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Bangkok First Global City for Top 25 Restaurants by Restaurant Rating Index

Bangkok (Thailand) – February 20, 2017 (travelindex.com) – The dining scene in Bangkok has never been more diverse, dynamic, or delicious. From Michelin-star quality tasting menus to exquisite Thai food or the best sushi you’ll ever have, Bangkok is a gourmet heaven. The city is also the top-ranked destination city by international overnight visitors and Travelindex decided to launch its first Global Restaurant City Guide with the Top 25 Restaurants in the Thai capital.

Restaurant ratings and reviews are critical in the consumer decision making process. The Top25Restaurants guide is based on Travelindex owned and patented, “Restaurant Rating Index”. The 3-tier rating combines the power of crowd wisdom (social media and review sites) with artificial intelligence behavioral algorithms and a zest of human expertise from some of the world’s top culinary experts. The result, the Restaurant Rating Index (RRI), a true and objective measuring standard on a scale between 1 and 100, where 100 is best.

Bernard Metzger, Founder of Travelindex, said “How often are you asked by your friends for restaurant recommendations? Existing guides and websites offer either too much choice, and one gets frustrated by the many layers to go through, or restaurants on curated sites tend to be expensive with Michelin-star quality of cooking and a price tag to match. Our aim, with the Top 25 Restaurants guide series, is to give, diners and foodies alike a tool to fast and easily match their aspirations, location and budget.

The new website and guide brings together the best of all cuisines, with every establishment chosen first and foremost for the quality of cooking. Navigate the city’s foodscape with the “Top 25 Restaurants” to Bangkok and our RRI as your guide…excellence in dining is what you’ll get.

Start your Bangkok restaurant discovery and culinary tour here: top25restaurants.com

Your comments, suggestions and questions are welcome, please send to: editor@top25restaurants.com

About Travelindex:
Travelindex is a company focused on developing data driven travel discovery and travel planning products. The Company owns digital media products, brands and a technology framework helping businesses create online marketing solutions. Since 2013 Travelindex has spearheaded the development of the “Travel Rating Index” a system and platform measuring objectively, in the same way across the world, criteria important for travellers. Travelindex puts a priority in the integration of sustainability into distribution and management systems to bring tangible benefits to its partners and clients helping them to improve reputation and goodwill.

Watch our travel channel at YouTube: youtube.com/bestdestination
Visit our website: top25restaurants.com
Instagram: top25restaurants

Media Contact:
Ms. Nicole Lim
media@top25restaurants.com
+852 6236 9854

First Sustainable Recognition Scheme Introduced by Travelindex

Victoria, Mahe (Seychelles) – January 18, 2017 – Travelindex announced the first sustainability incentive program; Sustainable First. Sustainable First is not a certification program but aims to recognize individuals, companies and organizations making significant efforts and contributing to the environmental, social and economic welfare of the planet and all its inhabitants.

Sustainability is central to economic growth. For the private sector, it represents greater environmental and social responsibility as well as a new landscape of business opportunity in particular for the tourism sector. Tourism plays a key role in delivering sustainable solutions and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has declared 2017 “International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development”.

Sustainable First intends to inspire actions and strategies for moving towards a more sustainable pattern of development in tourism providing prosperity and opportunities for all. The program’s vision is to make the tourism industry the leading activity sector in implementing sustainable strategies.

Bernard Metzger, Founder of Travelindex, said; “Currently, there are over 128 organizations offering certification programs and multiple challenges are associated with the current status of sustainability certification, i.e. the proliferation of schemes has lead to confusion among actors involved and consumers are unsure of credibility, reducing the value of the certification.

Bernard further added, “the recognition methodoly used at “Sustainable First” is based on a 3-tier patented Travelindex algorithm and the Sustainable Recognition Index. They include crowd wisdom, self-assessment and expert opinions. Travelindex will work closely with recognized and reputable organizations in the fields of development, tourism, environment and sustainability.”

Join us on this exciting journey and send us your ideas and suggestions here: partners@sustainablefirst.com

About Travelindex:
Travelindex is a company focused on developing data driven travel discovery and travel planning products. The Company owns digital media products, brands and a technology framework helping businesses create online marketing solutions. Travelindex puts a priority on the integration of sustainability into distribution and management systems to bring tangible benefits to its partners and clients helping them to improve reputation and goodwill.

Watch our travel channel at YouTube: youtube.com/bestdestination
Visit our website: travelindex.com
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Bernard Metzger meets with World Tourism Organisation Secretary-General Taleb Rifai in Madrid

World-Tourism-Organisation-Secretary-General-Taleb-Rifai-And-Founder-Travelindex-Bernard-Metzger-UNWTOMadrid (Spain) – December 22, 2016 – During a recent trip to Europe, Bernard Metzger, Founder of Travelindex paid a courtesy call on Dr. Taleb Rifai UNWTO Secretary-General. The visit was to brief the Secretary-General on the developments and commitment of Travelindex in promoting tourism as a major contributing factor to
economic development, international understanding, peace and prosperity, paying particular attention to the 157 UNWTO Member States. In attendance of the meeting were also Carlos Vogeler, UNWTO Executive Director, John Kester, Director Tourism Market Trends Programme and Sandra Carvao, Chief Communications and Publications at UNWTO.

Commenting on the visit of Bernard Metzger, the Secretary-General said it was always a pleasure to have such friends visiting the UNWTO Headquarters especially now that we are about the launch the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development and we need all support to highlight tourism’s enormous potential to contribute to the development of all countries within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals.

World-Tourism-Organisation-Secretary-General-Taleb-Rifai-And-Executive-Team-With-Founder-Travelindex-Bernard-Metzger-UNWTOBernard said “This was a great privilege and immense honor having the opportunity to meet Dr. Taleb Rifai and his executive team in a one hour private meeting and to explore all avenues of cooperation between our two organizations, in particular in the promotion of lesser known destinations. Am grateful for the open discussions and for the time taken by the Secretary-General and his team in the very busy end of the year period”.

Travelindex has been a strong advocate of public-private partnerships for the tourism industry as a way to address social and economic problems that are difficult or impossible for a single entity to tackle such as greater sustainability, inclusiveness, alleviating poverty, increasing access to education and peace in our societies.

About Travelindex:
Travelindex is a company focused on developing data driven travel discovery and travel planning products. The Company owns digital media products, brands and a technology framework helping businesses create online marketing solutions. Travelindex puts a priority on the integration of sustainability into distribution and management systems to bring tangible benefits to its partners and clients helping them to improve reputation and goodwill.

Watch our travel channel at YouTube: youtube.com/bestdestination
Visit our website: travelindex.com
Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/travelindex
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Travelindex Selected Among the World’s Top 250

travelindex-tokyo-pioneer-asiaHong Kong (Hong Kong SAR) – March 4, 2016 – Travelindex has been selected to participate in Pioneers Asia 250 – the annual lineup of the 250 most promising early stage companies from Asia, Europe and beyond. The event will take place in Happo-en, Tokyo, Japan on March 23rd 2016. Pioneers Asia, in partnership with Nikkei Inc, Asia’s largest business media organization, supports the most promising ideas and early stage startups by allowing them to shine on a world stage in front of industry leaders, some of the world’s greatest entrepreneurs and international media.

Bernard Metzger, Founder of Travelindex, said “We are greatly honored to have been identified by the global tech community and selected key players to be among the world’s best early stage companies. To be included in a lineup of 250 companies coming not only from the technology sector but from all the 7 main ecosystems, financial services to manufacturing and energy, will strengthen our competitive position in the global marketplace and increases our capacity of building global relationships.”

Pioneers.io began in 2009 with a vision to support entrepreneurs building technology that would forever change the world. The event has featured the world premier of a flying car Aeromobil, presented Rimac, the world’s fastest electric car, featured speakers such as Xavier de le Rue from Hexo+, Bobak Ferdowsi, flight director of the Mars Rover Mission at NASA and featured startups like Ekso Bionics, Unlimited Tomorrow & Lightsail energy.

Pioneers.io, in partnership with Nikkei, Asia’s leading media platform for business, is bringing the Pioneers Festival experience to Asia. 999 international entrepreneurs, investors, corporations and industry thought leaders will come together under one roof with the aim of building a bridge between Asia and Europe’s startup ecosystems. Nikkei brings to the partnership strong business knowledge, established networks and regional experience. It’s vast network of media covers global business news, with Nikkei recently purchasing the Financial Times and the Nikkei Asian Review the only dedicated business magazine covering the whole of Asia.

About Travelindex Media:
Travelindex specializes at the confluence between travel, media and technology. The Company owns digital media products, brands and a technology framework helping businesses create online marketing solutions generating more visitors and revenue. The portfolio of media products include web properties in multiple content verticals, travel review and rating solutions, video distribution channels and a dedicated travel technology framework. With the vision of enabling travel businesses and brands to overcome the huge fragmentation in the travel sector, Travelindex is building a content distribution platform for engaging audiences directly. Our ecosystem is all about driving revenue and visibility that traditional marketing strategies and partners are unable to deliver,