TORONTO: Ingle International is thrilled to announce that Travel Navigator has won the Global Youth Travel Award in the Best Travel Technology Product category.
Hosted by the World Youth Student and Educational (WYSE) Travel Confederation as part of its annual conference, these prestigious awards honour the top performers across the international youth travel industry. The WYSE Travel Confederation, whose members number over 600 industry leaders from 120 countries around the globe, is the world's most extensive network of youth and student travel professionals—making the Global Youth Travel Awards a true recognition of top talent in this field.

Travel Navigator is an innovative web and mobile application with one goal: to keep its travellers safe and informed. Providing medical, security, and travel information before, during, and after a trip, Travel Navigator is a robust duty of care solution for travellers heading all over the world.

Now in their seventh year, the Global Youth Travel Awards recognize outstanding performers in the youth, student and educational travel industry, rewarding innovation in fifteen fields. The winners were announced at the Global Youth Travel Awards gala dinner in Montreal on September 28.

Ingle International is honoured to be the winner of this prestigious award, despite fierce competition from some of the most innovative travel-tech companies out there. "This win is a testament to the hard work and innovation our team has put into Travel Navigator," says Robin Ingle, CEO of Ingle International. "With Travel Navigator, we can deliver security and travel information straight into your hands in real time, so all kinds of travellers can see the world and be aware."

While Travel Navigator serves all types of travellers worldwide, the mobile app has made particular waves in the world of student travel. When developing the app, Ingle International identified a gap in the market for a travel risk management technology platform. And, as teachers and students continue to travel extensively for class trips, the student market was a clear fit for Travel Navigator; education programs require a duty of care solution to ensure student safety. Trying to locate chaperones and students all over the world can be difficult to do in a timely manner, especially during an emergency. By providing real-time alerts, seamless communication features, and live traveller tracking, Travel Navigator helps schools, employers, and everyone in between to keep their travellers healthy and safe. What's more, the app has already taken off around the world—it's currently being used by 400,000 students in North America and 2.5 million travellers globally.

And the advantages don't stop there. Because Travel Navigator's features are accessible via students' smartphones, it means their travel support never leaves their side. The app also works even when the Internet doesn't, giving parents and teachers a way to seamlessly connect with students when a lack of internet connectivity might otherwise disrupt their communication.

Travel Navigator allows young travellers to feel secure and confident in their journeys knowing help is only a click away. As the world continues to experience tragic events, Travel Navigator's goal is not to instill fear in travellers but provide them with tools to feel empowered to keep exploring the world.

(Posted on 19 October 2017, 1675573016 3O236O47O240)