InnoVel - Business Accelerator and Innovation Center
The heart of the enterprise
InnoVel is a new breed of innovation center. With unmatched knowhow in the industry, InnoVel connects travel companies with the most cutting-edge startups, leading them through the implementation of solutions that address concrete pains and problems and focus on valuable features.
Our mission is to redefine the travel and tourism industry, providing corporates access to the world’s most innovative and cutting-edge technologies, in the most cost-effective way.
Our vision is to revolutionize the travel and tourism industry by creating an ecosystem of resources, know-how, and new ideas where new technologies can flourish. Our partners, leading firms in travel and tourism, will benefit from the new technologies and yield double-digit returns on their investments.
Contact us to set up our next meeting. We will come to you or we can meet in Tel Aviv, where you will witness for yourself the vibrant and talented local startup scene.
Latest from the blog
July 29, 2018
How hotel brands are cracking the home rental marketWith homesharing apps now a firm fixture on the smartphones of many travelers, big name hotel brands are increasingly looking to build their own presence in the home rental market – and are doing it in their own way. Marriott International is the latest major hotel group ...
July 29, 2018
How the Israeli Travel Tech Community is Inspiring the WorldMost of us have sat through hundreds — if not thousands — of startup pitches, attended hackathons, offered mentorships at various conferences. But Travel Tech Israel 2018 was different. While it surely had some of the aforementioned elements, its overall positioning was u...
July 22, 2018
Eilat travel tech boot camp @ TTI2018Tech, Travel, innovation, and yes, diving! In this year’s new TTI initiative in conjunction with the Eilat tech hub, on June 14th, following the Tel Aviv TTI activities, some of the international executives flew to the southern resort city, on the incredible Red Sea...
Who we are
ROM HENDLER – Founder & CEO
Rom Hendler is a 25 year veteran of the industry, former Chief Administration, Chief Marketing, and Chief Information Officer for Las Vegas Sands Corporation, the world’s largest integrated resorts company. Rom joined Las Vegas Sands in 2000.Through several promotions, Rom eventually held three C-level corporate positions in the company.
The depth of his knowledge, as well as the his cutting-edge initiatives, place him as a worldwide expert in the operation and management of various hospitality elements in integrated mega-resorts, including hotels, entertainment venues, and gaming.
At Las Vegas Sands, he worked relentlessly on process enhancement and efficiencies, and developed corporate best practices for marketing analytics, distribution strategies, CRM, revenue management, e-commerce, loyalty programs, direct marketing, casino floor optimization, and marketing systems.
Rom holds an MBA specializing in Hospitality Management from IMHI – Institut de Management Hotelier Internationale (a joint Cornell-Essec program), Paris, and a B.Sc. in Hotel and Food and Beverage Management and Nutrition from Hebrew University of Jerusalem. firstname.lastname@example.org
CHEN AMISHAY – COO
Chen Amishay is a 19 year veteran of the online startup industry of which 14 were specifically in online travel.
Chen is a pioneer in the online travel industry, Founder and former CEO of TraveList, the most successful price comparison Meta-Search engine in the Israeli market.
Chen’s executive positions in various startups and organizations gained him a deep understanding of startup challenges, management of complex operations and the need to be creative on the frustrating way to success.
Chen is a graduate of Entrepreneurship and Innovation management from Swinburne University of Technology, and a B.A in economics and management from Tel Aviv University. email@example.com
FLAVIA HENDLER, Ph.D. – Director of Communications
Flavia Hendler has worked in marketing and consumer research for 20 years. She started at a small casino in South America, and went on to pursue a master’s degree in hospitality in Las Vegas. After working in database marketing for the Venetian Resort Hotel and Casino, she obtained a Ph.D. in Hotel Administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She is currently on the editorial board of Cornell Hospitality Quarterly. Flavia holds a production engineering degree for the Polytechnic School of the University of Sao Paolo. Flavia speaks English, Portuguese, Spanish, French, and she is working on learning Hebrew and Arabic. firstname.lastname@example.org