The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in collaboration with the leading organization in the field of tourism in Spain and Latin America, Globalia, has announced the start of the first UNWTO competition for tourism startups. This initiative is the first and largest initiative of its kind undertaken in the world, which is dedicated to recognizing new companies that are transforming the tourism sector through their activities.UNWTO, is a specialized agency in the service of the United Nations and a leading international organization, which has a key role in promoting the development of responsible, sustainable and accessible tourism. The World Tourism Organization is an inexhaustible source of knowledge and innovations in the tourism sector, but also a platform for questioning and resolving open issues and current problems in tourism. On the other hand, Globalia is a leading tourism association that turned over 2016 billion euros in 3.57. It has over 15.000 employees and operates in over 20 countries around the world. Also, Globalia Holding provides services in all areas of tourism.”Innovations and investments in tourism are not contradictory stories, their meaning must be directed towards more successful development and positioning of the tourist product, improvement of the management of tourist goods and creation of sustainable tourism, creating new jobs and opening new opportunities.”Said UNWTO Secretary-General Zur Pololikashvili.UNWTO and Globalia are implementing this tender in 164 countries, with the aim of finding the best innovative solutions and projects of high transformative potential. Emphasis was placed on all those projects that are committed to establishing a sustainable tourism system. This opens the opportunity for pioneering proposals that seek to implement new and revolutionary technologies in tourism, then for startups that operate on the principles of new business models such as the circular economy.Applied projects must have an implemented business model that addresses at least one of the four main areas: the future of travel, the quality of the tourism experience, ecology or community development. Whether the proposals bring technological or non-technological solutions, whether at an early or mature stage, all those ideas that take the travel experience and the experience of tourism to a new level are welcome.”We want to offer the winners the opportunity to work with us and to transform the tourism sector together”, Commented the participation of Globalia, a member of its Board of Directors Javier Hidalgo.Applications are open from June 26 until September 3, while the received projects will be evaluated according to the following criteria: uniqueness and sustainability of the solution, the potential of the project to be reflected in other areas vital to the community, business model, growth ability and team profile. implements it. Those interested can submit their projects and proposals via web pages.