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March 30, 2021 4:26 pm

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For 30 hours, the participants solved the problems proposed by Russian travel companies and services.

On March 27-28, the final of the second Moscow Travel Hack on digitalization of the tourism sector was held in Moscow. It was attended by 60 teams, which for almost 30 hours solved the problems proposed by Russian travel companies and services. As a result, the jury selected 10 winners.

“We are holding a hackathon dedicated to digitalization of the tourism industry for the second year in a row. It helps the city and market players find optimal solutions for specific day-to-day tasks. And for developers it is an opportunity to make themselves known, to attract the attention of potential customers and investors. This format is interesting for each of the parties, the interest in the event is growing. In the final of 2021, 60 teams have already competed, and the number of Russian regions represented by the participants has grown to 16, “she said.

Natalia Sergunina, Deputy Mayor of Moscow.

Moscow Travel Hack organizer – capital Tourism Committee.

“Today, digital solutions are at the heart of virtually every successful travel product and service. This trend has intensified especially since the pandemic. The solutions obtained within the framework of the hackathon are a good starting point for future projects in the travel-tech-sphere, which may affect the further development of tourism, “she noted.

Ekaterina Pronicheva, Chairman of the Moscow Tourism Committee.

Finalists completed assignments from hackathon partners, developing useful digital solutions for the industry. For example, they were asked to come up with an algorithm for integrating the Russpass travel service with partner sites.

The teams also came up with a solution that would improve the planning or search for tourist entertainment, created a personalized offer service for the tour operator’s website and a module in the airline’s application for self-planning travel.

In addition, the finalists developed software for audience research in the museum, a mobile application with 11 thematic sections for the Polytechnic University, and created a service to improve the customer experience of the guests of the Metropol Hotel. In it, users can contact the administration, learn about the services of the hotel and nearby attractions.

Based on the results of Moscow Travel Hack, each of the partners determined the winner according to their task, and out of 10 finalists, the audience in the hall chose the owner of an additional prize. It was the Mountain Heads team, which received a travel certificate from Russpass.

“Moscow is interested in developing services and creating new products in the field of tourism. It is not only convenient for city guests, but also interesting for Muscovites themselves. Gathering beginners and experienced IT developers on one site, we received dozens of fresh ideas, the best of which can be applied in practice, ”said

Edward Lysenko, Minister of the Moscow Government, Head of the Department of Information Technologies.

An educational program was also held as part of the hackathon. It included a business game, speeches by representatives of the tourism and hospitality industry on the topic of digitalization of the industry and new technologies.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and or sentence structure not be perfect.

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