BYHOURS has been named the start-up winner of the category: Travel & Tourism. The founders were in Madrid at the South Sumit to pick up the prize.
BYHOURS was chosen as it is the only platform in the world that allows you to book a hotel for a microstay: for three, six or 12 hours; “A win-win system for the hotel, which increases its RevPAR (income per available room), as well as for the client, who only pays for the time they will use the room”, as stressed by its founder and president, Guillermo Gaspart.
The South Summit has become the point of reference in the start-up world, where the 100 most innovative start-ups in the world meet every year. Winning the Travel and Tourism category is a seal of quality recognized by the agents in the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
¨All of us at BYHOURS are extremely proud to be this year´s winners, we are over the moon! Thank you to everyone for your support! You can be sure that we will be celebrating tonight!¨ – Co-founder of BYHOURS Guillermo Gaspart (Right)
BYHOURS now offers our service in 3,000 hotels in over 600 destinations across Europe, Latin America and the Middle East; it counts with over 200,000 users and one million hours sold, and has invested two million euros in technology. Its goal, in the words of Gaspart, is “to be global, for which we have an 18-month plan that seeks to consolidate the markets where we are already present and enter the United States.”
BYHOURS founders Guillermo Gaspart (far right) and Christian Rodriguez (second left) took advantage of the South Summit to also meet other start-ups such as WIVI vision, a start-up from the health care sector which works with training and assessment to improve children and teenagers visual dysfunctions and their quality of life.
Co-founder Guillermo Gaspart also took to the stage on Thursday to explain BYHOURS at the South Summit 2018. Explaining: “BYHOURS is the most innovative solution in the hospitality industry. We have invested 2M€ in our technology”
On Friday 5th the overall winner of the South Summit will be announced. Fingers crossed and good luck to everyone!