Destino Hack Summit
Foundation for Puerto Rico hosted the first annual DestinoHack Summit, a destination innovation conference to bring the leaders who are changing the destination landscape and are driving economic growth through new business models, innovative strategies and digital best practices.
The Destino Hack Summit included presentations from regional executives from technology and tourism companies, such as the Tourism Company of Puerto Rico, Google, Hyp3r, Discover Puerto Rico, Miles Partnership, Airbnb, Skift, TripAdvisor, and Roca Marketing, among others.
Topics addressed included visitor search patterns and how to improve the digital presence of businesses and attractions; resilience in the telecommunications infrastructure; how to develop the image of Puerto Rico; alternate hosting; the future of the travel industry; and effective habits for businesses on the TripAdvisor platform. Likewise, the conference featured a startup showcase, expo and various opportunities to present the most innovative products and services in the Visitor Economy.
Destino Hack Hackathon
Foundation for Puerto Rico wants to create awareness about the talent our students and professionals have to offer. We were honored to host several emerging projects that are using technology and innovation to promote Puerto Rico as a destination for the world, during this 2018’s Destino Hack Hackathon.
During the hackathon, designers, engineers, students, programmers, and entrepreneurs developed, for 24 consecutive hours, applications and technological solutions focused on improving the visitor's experience.
VIEWPR provided access to its API with more than 8,000 validated points of interest in Puerto Rico. Companies like TripAdvisor, Google and Microsoft shared their data, products and tools that participants integrated to their solutions and participated as mentors. Winners got more than $14,000 in cash value including a Centro para Emprendedores scholarship and business advisory hours so that they can take their solutions to the next level.