Do you have the next idea that could disrupt the Travel industry? If so, join us for Hack the Journey: the global online travel hackathon!

If you could change anything about Travel, what would it be?

The Challenge

As the global travel industry keeps growing, new challenges and opportunities arise to build smarter solutions that can deliver more personalized, frictionless experiences to travelers, and improve the operations of the companies serving them. From artificial intelligence and recognition technologies to chatbots, voice technologies and big data solutions, the possibilities to reinvent every step of the traveler’s journey and offer more connected, sustainable trips are endless.

For this online challenge, Amadeus for Developers brings you the technology used by the leading brands in travel and by thousands of startups and developers already shaping the future of the industry... the rest is up to you. Set your imagination free. Dare to reimagine travel and submit your apps using Amadeus for Developers APIs to compete for USD 10,500 in prizes and the chance to get your idea promoted through the extensive Amadeus travel network.

At Amadeus, we’ve been more than 30 years providing the technology that keeps the travel industry moving. We board more than 1.8 billion flight passengers in 190+ countries every year, we connect thousands of airlines, travel agencies, hotels, airports, rail companies, and other travel providers, and we power the applications of innovators and builders at the forefront of the industry. Join our fast-growing innovation ecosystem in this challenge and bring your idea to the next level!

The prizes

1st Prize: USD 5,000 for the winning team (up to 5 members).

2nd prize: USD 4,000 for the winning team (up to 5 members).

Popular choice award: USD 1,500 for the winning team (up to 5 members).

About Amadeus for Developers

Amadeus for Developers is an open innovation program that offers the participants the opportunity to connect to Amadeus via REST/JSON APIs, covering different parts of the traveler’s journey, from inspiration to planning, allowing developers to create new applications to revolutionize the travel industry.

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Eligibility

Participants: Individuals (over 18 years in age); Teams (up to 5 members).

Amadeus employees or affiliates won't be awarded in this hackathon.

Take a look at the Terms & Conditions to make sure you're eligible for this hackathon.

Requirements

You're asked to build or create a new innovative travel solution, using Amadeus for Developers Self-Service APIs and/or SDKs, that has an impact in the travel industry. We need you to provide a way to access your solution in order to build, deploy and test it (i.e. a link to your GitHub Repository). Your solution will likely be open source, but if it is a private repository, please make sure you allow us to test it! (i.e. giving log-in credentials or adding permissions to a specific testing account).

Spoiler alert! These are the fields you'll find in the submission form:

  • Name of the team
  • Team members
  • Name of the solution
  • Description of the implementation/idea
  • Amadeus Self-Service APIs used
  • Development tools, SDKs, libraries or frameworks used to build the project
  • APIs from other providers used to build the solution
  • Link (Youtube) of a 3 minutes video screen capture showing a demo of the solution and/or a functional and technical explanation
  • Any additional resources to facilitate the evaluation of the proposal: link to the deployed solution, path of an API, binaries (apk or ipa) or link to the app store in case of mobile applications, docker instances, etc.
  • A link to the team GitHub repository, with the instructions (you can use the README.md file) to build and test the solution.

One of the requirements is that your solution has been built from scratch. Let's play fair! Existing solutions won’t be awarded. Neither existing solutions with new functionalities.

Do we accept multiple submissions? Sure! A team can submit more than one Submission, but each one must be unique and substantially different from each of the team’s other Submissions.

After the 29th of July, we won't accept more submissions! It will take us 2 weeks to evaluate all your projects and will announce the final winners on the 2nd of September! 

How to enter

Check our Get Started guide to start coding with our APIs within minutes!

Curious about our APIs? Take a look at our catalog to see all the materials that are available to you.

Need more information? enter our GitHub Channel.

Judges

Álvaro Navarro

Álvaro Navarro
Developer Avocate at Amadeus for Developers

Anthony Roux

Anthony Roux
Developer Advocate at Amadeus for Developers

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María García
Strategy & Program Management at Amadeus for Developers

Francisco Romero

Francisco Romero
Head of Open Innovation Programs at Amadeus

Judging Criteria

  • Technical awesomeness: Best integration of Amadeus for Developers APIs
  • Technical awesomeness: Most technically advanced, elegant, scalable, robust solution
  • Value of the idea: How creative & innovative is the idea
  • Value of the idea: How impactful is the idea
  • Value of the idea: Is there a business potential