Epteca short listed for the PhoCusWright Innovators Award in Los Angeles

10.11.2014 15:39

Epteca is an IT platform and process for selling ancillary products and services to travellers. Several ex-Kuoni managers are involved in the start-up. Epteca was selected as one of the most innovative companies in travel.

The Travel Innovation Summit@The PhoCusWright Conference showcases the next wave of innovation in travel. Each year, thirty-two global innovators demonstrate applications, technologies and solutions with the potential to transform travel planning, purchasing and sharing. The global innovators who take the stage represent the best of the best, and the event's demonstrations of each innovation deliver an attendee experience like no other. PhoCusWright's experienced analyst team carefully screens each candidate to find the best and eliminate the hype.

Epteca is one of the selected companies. The start-up based in Zug has developed a solution for real-time contextual selling. Epteca curates ancillary merchandise and services for travelers, bringing together and contextualizing in one marketplace what are now very fragmented offerings from many different vendors and categories. The fully managed platform and processes are removing complexity for the travel industry, the vendors and the customers, ensuring that each ancillary offering is highly relevant for each traveler and that it is monetized.

CEO and co-founder of Epteca is Bojan Jokic, former CIO of Kuoni. Karin Sciavilla acting as COO and a co-founder too, is former Head of IT of Kuoni Switzerland. And Chairman of the Board is former Kuoni CEO Armin Meier.

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