Train Tour Hackathon Hack on the Rails

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  1. Accomodation
  2. Travel Medium
  3. Logistic
  4. Tours and Attractions
  5. Experience

From Joburg - Kimberley - To Cape Town 36 Hours Of Coding

Africa Travel Hackathon

The transformative power of the tourism industry is well understood and documented, however historically, many hurdles have existed which prevented this industry reaching its full potential, hurdles for which there exist technological solutions for.

The objective of the #TrainTourHack is to produce viable solutions which will be taken forward for development post the hackathon. In this regard, the winning team will be funded towards the development of the solutions.

With the aim of attracting more quality tourists to South Africa, #TrainTourHack is hosted with the aim of achieving these objectives:

  • * Creating seamless and personalized visitor experiences from pre- to post-trip
  • * Generate productivity gains and cost savings for tourism businesses
  • * Increase revenue for tourism businesses/visitors’ spending
  • * Deepen insights on visitors
  • * Enable more employment opportunities in the tourism sector


Entry: What Will You Build?

Choose from the following categories, you can combine


Accomodation Category

Can you change the game? How can modern technology help in access, enablement and getting the best? Focus on rural and township areas.

Experience Category

Deepen insights on visitors (for example, travel specific social networking platforms from which data can be derived)

Logistics Category

Logistics refer to the overall process of managing how resources are acquired, stored, and transported to their final destination.

Tours and Attractions Category

Sightseeing is the activity of travelling around a city or region to see the interesting places that tourists usually visit.

Travel Medium Category

It's all about getting there in a guided, reliable and safe manner. Imagine a way of travel of tomorrow for tourists, how can you change the game?

Sponsors And Partners

The following are the organizations helping make the Train Tour Hackathon possible. Your organization can also help support, check the Sponsor #TrainTourHack.





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