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Traveltech for Scotland: New Innovations for Hospitality and Tourism

Prep Starts Now

Traveltech for Scotland, launched in August 2020, is supporting a growing community of traveltech SME’s which offer a host of technological innovations aimed at tourism and hospitality businesses; from contactless food and drink ordering to chatbots and many more. Find out more about the Prep Starts Now Campaign to help hospitality businesses reopen with confidence, and brand new innovations to assist chefs and suppliers.

Traveltech for Scotland

Traveltech for Scotland is a three year project, jointly funded by Scottish Enterprise and the European Structural and Investment Fund (ESIF) to support the growth of traveltech SME’s, create jobs and drive innovation in travel technology.

The cluster also collaborates regularly with the tourism and hospitality industry to help drive digital adoption, data-driven strategies and ensure that the Scottish tourism sector is fully aware of the technological innovations available to help businesses in their recovery from Covid-19.

Traveltech Directory

The Traveltech Directory is both a marketplace for businesses and a valuable resource for tourism and hospitality SME’s, currently listing over 120 businesses and over 50 case studies. If you’re looking for a particular tech solution such as contactless food and drink ordering, ticketing or booking platforms, channel management, immersive technology, 360 video or more, check out the directory for information. The business case studies provide practical examples of how tourism businesses have implemented the technology and what impact this has had on their business.

Traveltech Directory

NextChain: New Technology for Chefs, Professional Kitchens & Suppliers

A recent addition to the Traveltech directory is NextChain, a free online ordering platform for professional kitchens and food suppliers. The mobile app enables chefs to place orders instantly and communicate with all their suppliers in one place. For suppliers, the web app makes it easier to process orders, manage catalogues and customer relationships. The NextChain B2B platform is open to all businesses in the food and hospitality industry. Food producers, farmers, distributors and wholesalers. On the buying side, food retailers and professional kitchens (restaurants, bars and cafes).


Prep Starts Now Resource Hub

The Prep Starts Now Resource Hub is an invaluable resource for hospitality and tourism businesses, providing advice, guidance, support, tools and tech for the hospitality and travel sector. The Hub also has exclusive partner offers, to enable businesses to try new technology at reduced rates and with special deals, with companies including Criton, For-Sight, Pour, Stampede, Express Jobs, Private House Stays and many more.

Free Resources for your Business

Take advantage of the Prep Starts Now resources which are excellent and free. These include “how to” guides, articles on email marketing and how to recapture the staycation market; preparing your restaurant for a post-pandemic future; metasearch for hotels to optimise for recovery, or insights into the events sector.

Traveltech for Scotland fortnightly Newsletter

The Traveltech for Scotland newsletter offers regular updates on the Traveltech for Scotland community, events focusing on digital and data, news, articles, jobs and more – view the latest edition here.
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