Nearly 80 apps have been entered in “The AppTourism Awards 2018” organized by SEGGITUR in collaboration with FITUR. Of the total number of apps entered, 40 were in the national category, 33 in the international category and one in the smartwatch category.

By categories, in the nationals, destination guide was the one registering the most entries with 15, followed by tourist services (13), cultural and wine & gastronomy tourism (10) and sports, nature and adventure tourism (2).

In the international category, tourist services registered 22 entries, while destination guide received 12. Lastly, the Smartwatch category only had one entry and will therefore be declared void.

Of all the apps entered, the three finalists in each category will have to be present at Fitur on January 18 for the voting of the winning entry in each one of the categories.

The shortlisted apps by category are as follows:

Best National Tourist App: Destination Guide Category: Xàtiva Official Tourist Guide, Tena Valley, Santander Wrecker – Discover Cantabria. Sports, Nature and Adventure Category: Snow Project, Ciclamadrid Conecta!. Cultural and Wine & Gastronomy Category: León, Cradle of Parliamentarism, RJB Living Museum and Cisneros 5th Centenary Route. Tourist Services Category: Unsheeping and hellohotel.

Best International Tourist App: Destination Guide Category: PUNTAGO, MyMauritius, SMIITY – SMart Interactive cITY. Tourist Services Category: GuesttoGuest, AirHelp and HotelsCombined Hotel Comparison App.

In 2018 the tourist app competition will be staging its 5th edition, and over these past 5 years 525 apps have been entered, 70 % of them in the national and 30 % in the international category.

The jury of The AppTourism Awards competition will be composed of FITUR, SEGITTUR and Turespaña representatives as well as professional experts from the technology, tourism, online marketing and communication sectors.

The award consists of a distinction which implies the recognition of SEGITTUR, a body attached to the Ministry of Energy, Tourism and Digital Agenda, and FITUR, one of the world’s major tourism trade fairs, of the best tourism applications in their different categories.

In the national apps category, the winners will also be included in the apps repository of the official Spanish tourism portal

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