Tineri wins Travelmole award

BANKOK, November 6 2017: Thailand-based travel tech startup, Tineri, has been honoured in Travelmole’s 2017 Asia-Pacific Awards.

The company, which specialises in providing mobile itinerary solutions for tour operators, travel agents and other travel providers, was the winner in the ‘Most Exciting New Startup Company’ category, according to the UK-based travel community website.

Travelmole Awards are an annual event designed to reward excellence in online travel engagement and deployment.

Six candidates were initially selected for each category, with an expert panel of judges shortlisting three, with the final vote being cast by Travelmole readers.

Despite being up against well-known startups such as Zuzu Hotels and RedDoorz, Tineri came out on top in its category. Founder Tim Russell received the award from TravelMole during ITB Asia held in Singapore.

“We’re absolutely delighted to win this award” said Russell. “To have a panel of travel experts and Travelmole’s readers rate us as the region’s most exciting startup makes all our hard work over the last few months worthwhile and gives us a real sense of pride in what we have achieved in our first year.”

The award completes an exciting few months for Russell and his team. After winning a Frost & Sullivan Thailand Excellence Award in March, Tineri was acquired by UK travel tech specialists Open Destinations, in May, before beta-launching their product and signing up their first paying customers in October.

“2017 has been the year when Tineri has gone from being an idea to reality,” he explained. “Thanks to our investors at Open Destinations and our team of developers in India we’ve created a really great product and we’re starting to get a lot of interest from tour operators worldwide.”

Tineri is attending World Travel Market in London this month, alongside Open Destinations, at stand TT440.