Good evening, #entrepreneurs! Let us discuss this week's #GEMChats on #startups and #disruptors to the #tourism industry.

Feel free to #RT, reply and engage with us as we go on with this thread.
The answers to the #poll indicates that most of you feel the biggest gamechanger to the #tourism industry in this #Industry40 is the rise of low cost airlines followed closely by travel accommodations #startups like @Airbnb and @agoda.

Well, you aren't wrong there!
Low cost airlines #democratise travel for everyone. As @tonyfernandes puts it in @AirAsia's tagline: "Now Everyone Can Fly".

Flying had been considered a luxury accessible only to the middle class and well-heeled (sic) - Jack Yu writes at…
But #travel and #tourism is not limited to only the journey there.

As @andreas212nyc writes: It is a crowded space, especially if you consider (sic) Airbnb, Expedia and TripAdvisor.

But many of the disruptors are smaller — yet fast growing — companies and startups.
Here are 6 Companies Disrupting the Tourism Industry by @andreas212nyc :…

Some of these names are: @KlookTravel @Withlocals @peek
AR/VR can also be a gamechanger for the #tourism industry.

If you are curious on how AR/VR can be used for tourism, you can read here to get an idea:…

The fear of over-promising that is often a big issue in tourism and #hospitality? No more with AR/VR!
Services like @getvidi (Vidi) founded by @aaronsarma are growing gamechangers to #tourism as well. It streamlines holiday planning for all and eliminates risk of being scammed and dodgy services during your holiday!

Read more here:…
Other disruptors to the way we #travel now are e-wallets!

Platforms like @bigpaymeapp allows us to worry less about cumbersome credit card charges, ridiculously high exchange rates and foreign currency!

E-wallets and the wave of going #cashless will disrupt #tourism globally.
But with all these #technology and #startups, what #trend do they have in common?

Here are the three trends in #tourism #entrepreneurship:

1. They change the way business works
2. They change the places #tourists stay at
3. They change the way we communicate during our travels
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