Global Travel Entrepreneur Challenge 2016 Winner Announcement!

Dear GTEC 2016 Participants Around the World,

We are so happy to announce the winners of this years 2016 GTEC! Below, you can find the winners based on category.

Grand Prize Winner: Emre from Seoul


My name is Emre and I’m from the Netherlands. I’m married to my Korean wife and we live with our daughter in South Korea. Photography and travel are my passions and South Korea is the perfect country to do both. Seoul, the capital of South Korea, is an amazing city with a rich history and bustling modern daily life. With its historical palaces and modern architecture existing side by side, it is as if history and the future come together in one city.

I have been photographing Seoul for over 4 years and know every nook and cranny of this amazing place. I realized I had something valuable I wanted to share, so I started a travel blog for expats and travelers where they can find off-the-beaten-path places in Seoul. However, I quickly realized that it wasn’t enough for some people to just provide information. They wanted someone to guide them and to give them an amazing experience. That’s why I decided to join Triip and participate in the GTEC 2016. I’m am very glad I made that decision, because I met some amazing people and could provide them with a unique experience on their trip to Seoul.

Check out Emre’s amazing photo tour of the lesser known parts of Seoul here!

Most Creative Triip: Tina, Duke, and Shelly from Taiwan.


Check out their creative “Tayal Heros” triip here!

FWD Best Local Expert Hong Kong Award: Bella from Hong Kong


On, I saw a vibrant variety of tours and understand that everyone can bring a different story of our city. Getting the inspiration of my travel experience and Halloween, I decide to show a different side of my hometown Hong Kong. GTEC provided a very great chance for me to share my stories, bring the unique travel experience to the travelers, and now, being recognized with this award is definitely a bonus and motivates me to keep this belief and plan more trips in the future!

Check out her unique “Taste the Weirdness of Hong Kong” triip here!

Customer Happiness Award: Kieu Anh from Ho Chi Minh City


I love my city so much that I want to share Saigon with all of my international friends around the world our local ways. I think of what tourists are really looking for on their journey and that’s why I created my own trip with and wanted to join GTEC 2016. I hope that every single traveler come to Vietnam will have their local experience by local ways and new Vietnamese friends can show them how beautiful of Saigon where i live in!

Check out her well-loved “Discover Saigon the Way You Like” triip here!

Marketing & Video Award: Evelyn from Taiwan!


I wanted to join GTEC because I want more people to know about Taiwan and even local Taiwanese could know more about their country. Therefore, I searched for some secret destinations in Taiwan. We used to think that Taipei is a busy city full of skyscrapers. However, with a one hour drive, we discovered a totally different place, a place where we could enjoy the beauty of nature – Wangyou Valley. This trip reminded me that there are a lot of fascinating places and things around me, the only thing I have to do is to discover.

Check out her “Hidden Treasures of Taipei” triip here!

That’s it! Again, a massive “Congratulations!” to our winners, and an incredible thank you to everyone who participated this year. Based on your feedback we are definitely planning a GTEC 2017, so stay tuned!

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