We know tourism will be different after COVID-19. The question is, will it be better?
By working to mitigate the risks of disease outbreaks, BlueDot is making travel safer and more sustainable. And now, we’ve been recognized for this by the UN’s World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) as a winner of their Global Startup Competition.
Specifically, BlueDot’s work contributes to the Sustainable Development Goal of good health and well-being, and as such our company was selected as “a leading project with the demonstrated capacity to build a more sustainable planet.”
“The winners show the power of new ideas for transforming our sector," said UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili. “By embracing innovation, we can realize this potential and build a better future for people and planet through tourism.”
“We are honoured to be recognized by the World Tourism Organization and its partners, not least because the key to building infectious disease resilience is building relationships across all sectors of society,” said Dr. Kamran Khan, Founder and CEO of BlueDot. “We’re especially excited about the solutions we’re now developing to help travellers protect themselves from dangerous infectious diseases wherever they might be in the world.”
BlueDot works with leading airlines and airports to anticipate infectious disease outbreaks and mitigate associated risks. Using both artificial and human intelligence, our software incorporates global flight data to predict the dispersion of infectious disease. At a glance, our clients can quantify the risk posed by a disease outbreak to any location of interest around the world.