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InterLnkd named winner of FTE’s Startup Innovation Award 2024

InterLnkd named winner of FTE’s Startup Innovation Award 2024

InterLnkd, the travel industry’s intelligent shopping mall partner, has been crowned winner of this year’s Future Travel Experience (FTE) EMEA Startup Innovation Award in Dublin.
The prestigious accolade recognises InterLnkd’s pioneering technology and vision, which empowers the travel industry to earn a new and free revenue stream by cross-selling fashion, beauty, and essential products from over 20,000 brands.

The UK-based tech innovator stood out among a number of start-ups vying for the award this year, securing the highest number of votes from an audience of senior airline and airport executives, as well as ancillary revenue experts.

The new win follows a series of recent successes for InterLnkd, including the closure of a £1 million seed funding round and strategic partnerships with leading travel brands including Wizz Air, Thomas Cook, and LeShuttle (Eurotunnel).

Barry Klipp, Chief Executive Officer of InterLnkd, said: “We’re extremely proud that our first-of-its-kind technology has been once again recognised among the travel industry’s most disruptive solutions. We are grateful to the FTE team for the opportunity and thrilled to see more travel providers ready to delve into a huge revenue opportunity, currently untapped by the industry.”

Ryan Ghee, Chief Operating Officer at Future Travel Experience, added: “Each year, our Startup Innovation Award shines the spotlight on the industry’s most innovative and game-changing start-ups, providing a platform to showcase their efforts to drive forward innovation for airlines, airports and their partners. InterLnkd’s pitch clearly captivated our audience this year – I congratulate them on this impressive achievement.”


InterLnkd is the first and only company to link the travel industry with the fashion, beauty and retail industries, through matching engine technology, to drive a new and free incremental revenue stream to travel providers.

The FTE EMEA Startup Innovation Award marks InterLnkd’s fifth accolade in the past year, with other notable wins including the ATM 2024 and WTM 2023 Start-Up Pitch Battles, the World Aviation Festival 2023 startup competition, and the Digital Travel Connect 2023 startup award.

The startup pitch session took place as part of the annual Future Travel Experience EMEA event, which brings together forward-thinking airlines, airports, technology companies, service providers and government agencies to identify opportunities for collaboration and tap into the latest technological advancements.