Umni co-creator in the 1st Tech in Tourism mapping report in Bulgaria

It took 3 hours for 2 speakers – the Umni CEO Elitza Stoilova and the CEO of PrEXCELerator Bulgaria | STRATEGY+ Business Lab. Sylvia Pavlova, to go over the background and the results of the first research about the technologies in tourism in Bulgaria done in cooperation by the two companies and the first report of its kind mapping the Bulgarian startups working on tech for tourism, what software and hardware have been developed and is ongoing and what are the empty niches. The two speakers upgraded the report with information about the newest trends and prognoses in the tourism industry globally and in Bulgaria. The event attracted hospitality professionals and local media.

Umni was featured in the report not only as a co-creator of it but also as one of the very active startups providing the local tourism industry with tech solutions. The report featured the AI chatbots for hotels, travel agencies, and restaurants by Umni, as well as the first tourism city AI chatbot made in Bulgaria by Umni in 2019 for the tourists of Plovdiv city as a European Capital of Culture.

Covid-19 and technologies in tourism – Umni in TV Europe – part 2

Is there a change in the use of technology? The question of the anchor Dimitar Vuchev became a topic for the second part of the show Business Daily on TV Europe with the participation of the co-founder of Umni, Elitza Stoilova, and the co-founder of PrEXCELerator Bulgaria, Silvia Pavlova, on the occasion of the presentation of the 1st report for Bulgaria technological solutions in the tourism industry. BULGARIA: Tourism Tech Mapping Report 2020 is a joint study of the two companies and will be officially presented on 29.09 at the Metropolitan Hotel Sofia.

“Even before Covid-19, according to a McKinsey & Company study, 92% of companies believed they will have to change their business models as a result of digitalization. As a result of the pandemic, these processes accelerated within a few months to results what was expected to happen in the next 6-10 years”, said Elitza Stoilova on the air. For more on the government role in technology development, practices and investments in tourism technology in the world and the good example of Scotland, see part 2 of the show.

The show was broadcasted in 2 parts.

 

See more about part 1 here

Technologies in tourism in Bulgaria – Umni in TV Europe – part 1

“Despite the image of Bulgaria as an outsourcing destination in technology, the rapid development of the startup ecosystem in recent years and the development of tourism as a strategic industry, only 38% of companies developing technology in tourism in Bulgaria have been founded in the last 5 years,” shared on the air of TV Europe, in the show Business Daily, CEO of Umni, Elitza Stoilova, in a conversation with the anchor Dimitar Vuchev on the occasion of the presentation of the 1st for Bulgaria report on technological solutions in the tourism industry. The report BULGARIA: Tourism Tech Mapping Report 2020 is a joint study of PrEXCELerator Bulgaria and Umni and will be officially presented on 29.09 at the Metropolitan Hotel Sofia.

 

“One of the reasons for the slower penetration of technology in tourism in Bulgaria is the lack of large consumers to invest in and use local solutions, which would encourage startups to focus their know-how on solving problems in this industry. Lack of up-to-date information about the development of technologies and their practical application, as well as a dose of conservatism in the industry itself are other obstacles to the introduction of new technologies in the industry by startups, “explained Elitza Stoilova in the talk show.

The show was broadcasted in 2 parts.

 

See more about part 2 here