Futurism Programme 2019

Create the future

The Futurism Programme is a six-week, zero-equity accelerator launched to elevate startups and affect real change in the travel and tourism industry, spearheaded by the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM).

This is your chance to get involved and shape the conversation. You will have the opportunity to develop your solution under expert mentorship; network with the best in the business; secure prime exhibition space at the region's leading technology exhibit, GITEX Future Stars; and pitch to industry experts.

The Futurism Programme aims to bring innovative tourism technology trends to life under these themes:

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Using consumer insights through data analytics to personalise visitor experiences.


Connected Travel
Offering end-to-end seamless traveller experiences by blurring the boundaries between aviation, hospitality and destination services.


Digitising Operations
Using robotics, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning to optimise industry operations such as payments, reservations, etc.


First Choice Destination
Engaging travellers from around the globe to further increase Dubai’s unique tourism proposition.


Phygital Experience
Converging the physical and digital touchpoints in the tourist journey to create unified experiences and improve customer engagement.


Conscious Travel
Using technology and innovation to support sustainable travel

Are you ready to shape the future of travel and tourism?


For more information about eligibility and programme timelines, please click here