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The fourth Moscow tourism hackathon has ended. In 2024, participants took part in a large-scale competition to create new solutions for the hospitality industry: record number IT specialists, product specialists, creators, analysts, designers from more than 70 cities of Russia. 80 teams competed in the online stage. 200 specialists reached the finals, which took place on April 6–7 at the Lomonosov innovation cluster. As part of the hackathon, they were the first to develop innovative products at the intersection of travel tech and related fields.

For two days, an HR zone operated at the competition site, where more than 60 interviews were conducted with participants. The finalists had the opportunity to personally communicate with representatives of the digital travel service Russpass, the Moscow Department of Information Technology and other hackathon partners.

In 30 hours, each team, under the guidance of mentors, developed products for one of the five tracks for the development of the Russpass service. The winners proposed the best solutions to simplify the customer journey when booking tours on the website (djidjya team), improve the photo bank (Techpotion team), integrate insurance capabilities (Black Cat team) and increase the number of sales by introducing neural networks (Magnum Opus team). The Oompa_Loompas team won the RoadTech task of the capital’s Department of Information Technology. Its participants developed products to develop the functionality of the service’s walking routes.

The winners of the BookingTech direction have created a concept within which users can choose the perfect tour. This will be helped by answers to short questions about your favorite types of vacation, a visual filter system, as well as detailed information about each trip – from the daily program to reviews.

The goals of the hackathon are to improve service not only in the eyes of tourists, but also representatives of the tourism business. The Techpotion business team presented a smart photo bank that helps to search for photographs of Moscow necessary for the work and promotion of the Russpass portal.

“It looks like a big image search platform, but specifically for business. You can find a suitable photo of an attraction, and then place it in a booklet or on a leaflet to invite you on a tour or excursion around Moscow,” said team captain Nikolai Varlamov.

The winners of the FinTech direction have developed insurance for users with the opportunity to fully return money for a ticket to any event purchased on the Russpass portal. As Black Cat team member Maxim Kalinushkin emphasized, the invented system is convenient in that it can adapt to different reasons for returns, allows you not to be afraid of postponements and cancellations of events, and at the same time does not complicate the purchasing process on the service.

Participants notethat the hackathon helped to gain new professional experience, adapt to work in the shortest possible time, and also meet like-minded people or unite within already formed teams.

Digital travel service Russpass started work in 2020. In three years it has become a full-fledged ecosystem. Thanks to the service, it is easy to plan a trip, book tickets and hotels, and select excursions.

The online publication will also help you find out everything about traveling around Russia. “Russpass-magazine”. Since June 2023, a portal has been operating for representatives of the tourism industry “Russpass. Business”.

The service was created on the initiative of the Moscow Government. The project is supervised by the capital Tourism Committee together with the city Department of Information Technologies.

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