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Supplier News 5 March 2019

UgoVirtual Advances as a Semi-Finalist in the 2019 HTNG TechOvation Awards

Comprehensive virtual event hosting platform chosen to present as a hotel and travel market innovator at HT-NEXT in New Orleans

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ATLANTA - UgoVirtual, a comprehensive digital platform designed to meet the growing virtual travel and event management/hosting needs of the global travel and hospitality sectors, has been named as a semifinalist in the HTNG (Hospitality Technology Next Generation) 2019 TechOvation Award competition, which recognizes technology innovation in the hospitality industry. After two weeks of online voting, UgoVirtual was among the ten entries chosen to move forward to the next round of the competition.


In order to be considered, TechOvation contestants submitted 90-second videos to showcase their innovative solution for the hospitality market. Three of the semi-finalists advanced as recipients, based on receiving the most YouTube "likes" of the video from the public. Another seven semifinalists were determined based on votes from 25 judges, which consisted of hospitality industry experts.

UgoVirtual is a comprehensive digital platform designed to meet the growing virtual travel and event management/hosting needs of the global travel and hospitality sectors. Leveraging the most recent advancements in virtual reality, web conferencing and e-learning technology, the exclusive UgoVirtual platform allows hospitality event organizers and meeting planners to virtualize a variety of events, such as industry tradeshows, corporate meetings and conferences, replicating the experience and content available at on-site events.

The flexible and highly configurable UgoVirtual platform can be utilized to host a stand-alone online event or alternatively, to augment an on-site event by creating a virtual version of it for remote attendance, participation and learning.

The next round of the TechOvation Awards will take place in New Orleans, where UgoVirtual will present on Wednesday, April 10th to the audience at HT-NEXT. The judges will rank the onsite presentations and narrow the ten semi-finalists down to just three finalists. The audience will then participate in a live voting poll to determine the 2019 TechOvation Award winner.

For more information on UgoVirtual's comprehensive virtual platform for the travel and hospitality market, please visit

About UgoVirtual

UgoVirtual is a comprehensive digital platform exclusively focused on the global hospitality and travel sector that provides virtualization of industry tradeshows, corporate events, meetings and hotel property tours. As technologies like virtual reality, e-learning and web conferencing have converged, the UgoVirtual platform harnesses their combined power to resolve the pain points and challenges of event organizers, exhibitors and industry professionals, making it possible to BE EVERYWHERE. The brainchild of a group of hospitality and technology industry veterans with over 80 years of combined experience, UgoVirtual leverages a proven digital platform that is currently utilized by many of the world's leading enterprise organizations to virtualize events, provide on-demand content and allow online collaboration and learning environments. For more information, please visit and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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