Questo selected as UNTWO’s top 100 tourism startups and Innovators

Posted on Jul 2, 2021 by Questo Team

Just a few days ago we were included in UNTWO’s top 100 tourism startups in the travel and tourism industry as one of the companies that can restart the travel industry.  We can’t be prouder to be part of this and enjoy the adventure of growing together. 

We were honored to be included in this group full of outstanding experts of the travel industry and we are looking forward to keep improving while we work to disrupt the way we travel and make it a fun way to explore and discover new places. 

UNTWO Award 

UNWTO, The World Tourism Organization is the United Nations specialized agency entrusted with the promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism, after a deep examination and scrutiny process they selected Questo as one of the top 100 tourism startups and innovators for the 2018 - 2021. 

Even though global tourism plummeted during the pandemic (global travel and tourism declined to 1.27 trillion €) we have come back stronger than ever in 2021, now that the governments are offering new solutions for the travel industry such as immunity passports, travel testing, tracking and prevention solutions, among others… there is a projected increase of 1.4 trillion €. This shows optimism and full fast recovery. 

COVID-19 has accelerated the transitions towards green investments in the tourism sector. This is a powerful opportunity for Questo as we are 100% green. 

Now that all the countries are aiming to restart mobility, is a great opportunity for travel startups to be one of the potential major beneficiaries. 

The competition

The selection process was made from a total of 7750 applications from more than 150 countries. They were selected based on their level of innovation within the tourism sector or to communities. 

Once the top 100 tourism startups were chosen, the selection was focused on the milestones reached by the startups in terms of growth, impact, technology development, funding and new investors. 

Questo app future

Currently, Questo is a platform for city exploration games, a new and unique experience to the players. We created games that are based on historical facts, local legends or books & movies to create a role-playing game that sticks to the memories of the users.

Even though that for the travel industry was hit hard by the pandemic, Questo has managed to grow in the past 2 years, more than 100.000 people have finished a city exploration game while walking more than 300.000 kilometers,  Increased the number of cities where we operate in 40 cities in 2019 to 200 cities in 2021 and tripled the team. 

One of the qualities that makes everybody love Questo is the flexibility to play whenever you want and the 0 contact games that keep people safe and healthy. 

Questo at the moment is operating in more than +130 cities all around the world. 

City exploration games: The future of tours and local entertainment. 

A city exploration game is a new type of entertainment for tourists and locals. For tourists, it’s a great way to tour the city on their own, at their own pace, and with much more flexibility. 

While locals enjoy it as a new activity to do in the city for entertainment, available at any time. It’s the perfect blend between a tour, an outdoor escape game, and a treasure hunt. And you only need the mobile app to play it. 

Questo is updating the web experience and the app, and it’s going to unveil some major upgrades on its platform as it prepares for the expected travel explosion. Some of the improvements include new gaming experience, better onboarding…

Now with more games than ever, we have options for different types of people, family friendly, couples, groups of friends… 

Select a game today and start exploring the city like never before

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