wakalua is the first global innovation hub for tourism boosting innovation through unique public-private partnerships in more than 150 countries.
wa’akaulua is how the ancient Polynesians called their boats, made in a collaborative way where the entire village had a say.
Just like the ancient Polynesians, we understand travel as collaborative challenges.
At wakalua we want to discover the most innovative, disruptive and sustainable solutions in tourism for tomorrow’s traveler.
We believe only through innovation and collaboration will we be able to create sustainable solutions in tourism for generations to come.
Be part of it.
Ecosystem of +7.000 startups from +150 countries
UNWTO Tourism Startup Competition
Boosting the tourism innovation ecosystem globally.
Ecosystem Growth Program
Boosting our partner countries national innovation ecosystem.
Accelerating our partners’ digital transformation.
Creating strategic partnerships, connecting startups with the global venture capital network.
Mobilization of the entrepreneurial tourism ecosystem for infinite networking opportunities at our local hub in Madrid. Spain.
wakalua’s focus lies on boosting innovation and investment opportunities for our partners.
Wakalua builds strong partnerships between disruptive startups, leading corporates, countries and public entities, creating a large pool for innovation and investment opportunities in tourism.