Globalia, the leading tourism group in Spain, has signed an agreement with the Government of Israel on innovation in the tourism sector. The alliance promotes the creation of collaborative projects that result in the transformation of the tourism industry, as reported by the company today.
The agreement, signed by the CEO of Globalia, Javier Hidalgo, and Amiran Applebaum, director of the Technological Innovation Authority, under the Ministry of Economy and Industrial of Israel; establishes the methodology that Globalia and the Innovation Authority will carry out to favor and support the development of I + D + I projects and Israeli startups that revolutionize the tourism sector, always under the baton of sustainable innovation.
Thanks to this agreement, "Israel's international status in terms of technological development and Globalia's comprehensive knowledge of the tourism market is combined, which translates into a greater interrelation of the group with Israel's travel tech ecosystem", ensures the company. The signing of this agreement is a new milestone reached by the tourism group that is part of its innovation plan, which began in 2017, and with which important achievements such as the celebration have already been achieved, together with the World Tourism Organization ( OMT), of the first and largest worldwide call for tourism startups and the subsequent launch of Wakalua, the first Global Innovation Hub in Tourism, has added the signature.
Globalia's commitment to technological innovation and to emerging companies has resulted in the implementation of two pilots with Israeli companies as well as support for the finalist companies of the first competition.