The Travel and Meetings Society incubator committee has chosen the first six participants for its startup program, confirmed committee co-founder and co-lead Hansini Sharma. The program was announced in March and applications opened in April.
Half of the companies selected are in the corporate travel space. Those with ties to the industry include Troop, which helps meeting planners select optimized event locations; Tousca, which connects travel buyers with ground transportation providers in South Africa; and BTPAutomation, which automates corporate hotel sourcing.
The other three are Visxa, which connects individuals with immigration, residence and citizenship lawyers; Certified Africa, which handles cultural trips to Africa; and Scurry Club, which is a members-only travel club for trips in India.
“The companies are diverse and in different stages of development,” said Sharma, who also is Acquis Consulting Group’s corporate travel practice lead. “There’s a mix of leisure and…