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Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation Hackathon 2022

Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation Hackathon 2022

Nigeria should be able to carve out a niche in the global tourism market given its endowed geographic landscape, which includes mountains, coastal beaches, historical monuments, wildlife, heritage centers recognized by UNESCO, and a diverse range of cultures. However, the sector is plagued by a number of difficulties. modern travel technologies and rising holiday lifestyle Prior to the pandemic, the business was praised for its 10.3% contribution to the global GDP ($8.9 trillion) and for creating 330 million jobs, or 1 in 10 jobs worldwide.

You are requested to submit ideas for scalable and long-lasting applications that can be used as a benchmark for the Nigerian tourism industry. The top 5 ideas will gain invitations to a physical hackathon at the UNWTO Global Tourism Conference, which will take place in Lagos. The overall winners will also receive awards, invitations to business accelerator programs, mentorship, and other resources to further develop their solution.

What to Build:

  • Scalable applications anticipated from the participating developers should be built on top of flexible platforms, and must aim to provide innovative, safe and sustainable experiences for consumer and business travelers.
  • You are expected to build applications that ensure parties in the Nigerian Tourism ecosystem can have user-friendly access and take into consideration Smart integration of information, Multimodal mobility services, Customized route optimization, with Sustainability for continuous improvements in place.
  • Your solution should present a functional user experience to anyone, anywhere, no matter how remote. This includes serving areas of low internet penetration and low smartphone adoption.

Benefits of Nigerian Tourism Development:

  • Winners stand a chance to win both cash and in-kind prizes
  • Grand Prize Winners get an all-expense paid trip to Madrid, Spain to represent Nigeria at the UNWTO Innovation Challenge
  • Acceptance into Acceleration program
  • Access to follow-up funding from BYCEP and partners
  • Mentorship from BYCEP and partners

Other benefits of Nigerian Tourism Development include:

  1. Developer Badges for everyone that completes a successfully submitted app or web service
  2. Access to partner companies looking to hire developers
  3. Access to partner companies with project managers with experience building or managing Enterprise applications. 

Nigerian Tourism Development Timeline:

The submission of interest must all be completed before the 4th of November for you or your team to be eligible for the final stage holding at the UNWTO Global Conference on the 14th of November.

  • Stage 1: Join the BYCEP Slack channels to start engaging with fellow builders and creators and Technical administrators for the Hackathon.
  • Stage 2: Each individual must fill out this Google Form to participate.

Nigerian Tourism Development Application:

  • Apply as an individual or form a team of three persons and select a team lead. (We encourage having female representation).
  • All team members are expected to join Slack if they are yet to do so (Stage 1)

Nigerian Tourism Development Application Deadline: 4th November, 2022

Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation Hackathon 2022

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