The preparation for Siew Hoon Yeoh's Web In Travel conference 2008 is in full swing (October 21 & 22 in Singapore). She has put an interesting little twist on the preparations for the event this year. In addition to the usual road of speaker and panel session, Siew Hoon is organising a "Start-up Pitch" competition. Along the lines of a mini, travel industry focused Demo or Techcrunch50, she is inviting online travel start ups to submit their ideas to the competition. Top 3 will then have a chance to present at the conference. Winner gets a "a Professional Development Program (PDP) voucher from the Cornell-Nanyang Institute of Hospitality Management (CNI) worth US$2,500 (valid for 2009) as well as the opportunity to take their winning idea to the next level with the investor judges." If you are an online travel start-up and interested then more, then here are the details.
General information on the Web In Travel conference is here. I am speaking at it - see you there.