HFTP announces that Stay Wanderful is named the Judge's Choice at the annual HITEC E20X entrepreneurship competition Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) held its third Entrepreneur 20X pitch competition during its 2017 Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC) in Toronto, Canada on June 26. 13 companies pitched their products. After deliberating, the 5-member panel of judges selected Stay Wanderful as the most innovative startup. The three hour pitch competition took place on Monday, June 26, 2017. After the competition, Stay Wanderful was awarded with a US $5,000 check and the Judge’s Choice trophy. Jennifer Wong, Stay Wanderful's CEO, accepted the award.
Stay Wanderful's mission is to drive direct bookings and increase conversion through Instant Gratification. Stay Wanderful drives guests to book directly on the hotel's website by offering useful and customizable instant rewards (e.g. Free UBER, Free Go-Go Wifi, Free Starbucks, Free iTunes, VIP experiences, etc.). Stay Wanderful's incentive engine gets to know your users, ensuring the perfect mix of rewards is offered on the hotel's website. A traveler can receive $50 flight credit from their airline of preference, while enjoying VIP access and complimentary cocktails at their favorite restaurant in town. Stay Wanderful has increased organic business by 40%+ and are currently working with hotels such as Arlo Hotels, Highgate Hotels, Interstate Hotels & Resorts and many more.