9-10 NOVEMBER 2019


If you could change anything about travel, what would it be?

Imagine a future where emerging tech, personalization and AI-powered smart apps have revolutionized the way we travel and created a seamless experience for travellers and companies.

Join us at the Amadeus Hack the Journey! travel hackathon and help make this future a reality!

Hack the Journey! is being held at Microsoft Reactor London on November 9-10. It will bring together 100+ developers, designers and entrepreneurs from London and beyond to build the bold new solutions that will transform the travel industry.

Throughout the event, you'll have support from industry experts as well as access to Amadeus Self-Service Travel APIs and the latest technology from our partners. At the end of the hackathon, the teams with the best apps will have the opportunity to pitch their prototypes for a chance at over £7,000 in prizes and maximum exposure for their solutions!

If you’re ready to unleash your creativity and build the travel tools of tomorrow, then you’re ready to Hack the Journey!

Why join

Over £7,000 in prizes up for grabs. Details coming soon!

Showcase your skills, network and get mentored by industry experts.

Exposure to the innovation community via Amadeus for Developers channels.

Connect with representatives of Amadeus and other sponsors.

Have fun making new friends and building a killer product!


Prize pool

Amadeus AI Challenge

Each member of the winning team will receive:

· Google AIY Vision Full Kit with Rapsberry Pi Zero WH.

· 250 GBP Amazon voucher.

The team will also get exposure in the Amadeus for Developers blog.

Amadeus Grand Prize

Each member of the winning team will receive:

· Wireless noise-cancelling headphones (Sony WH-1000XM3)

· 500 GBP Amazon voucher.

The team will also get exposure in the Amadeus for Developers blog + the chance to pitch your idea to Amadeus Innovation teams.

Couchbase NoSQL Travel Challenge

Each member of the winning team will receive an Amazon Echo

Coming soon!

ATPCO Next Generation Storefront™ Challenge


Teams can be formed with up to 6 members from all backgrounds and skill levels. Here are some of the best profiles for a well-rounded team:


who are true crafts(wo)men


with a style all their own


with a story to tell


with business savvy


You’ll have access to the full catalogue of Amadeus Self-Service APIs, including our new Travel AI APIs. Our APIs cover the end-to-end travel lifecycle and include inspiration, price search, booking, planning, in-destination information and lots, lots more. Additionally, you’ll have access to some of the latest technology from our sponsoring partners.





See more about our APIs:

Get access to our SDKs:


Fran Romero

Head of Open Innovation at Amadeus IT Group

Fernando Paris

Head of Support & Learning – EMEA / Global Customer Care

Julie Shainock

Managing Director of Travel and Transportation at Microsoft

Clarence Tauro

Global Lead Instructor at Couchbase Learning Services

Lisa Kos

Director of Client Development at Routehappy



09:00 am

09:30 am

10:00 am

11:00 am

12:00 pm

06:30 pm

10:00 pm

Doors open & breakfast

Welcome and partners presentations Brainstorming session and teams set up Start hacking!



Venue closes


09:00 am

12:00 pm

02:00 pm

02:30 pm

03:30 pm

04:00 pm

Doors open & breakfast


Coding ends & finalists preselection

5' finalist pitches

Jury deliberations

Winners announcement & awards ceremony



70 Wilson St, Finsbury

London, UK


Amadeus is the leading IT company in the global travel industry. We build solutions that help airlines and airports, hotels and railways, search engines, travel agencies, tour operators and other travel players to run their operations and improve the travel experience, billions of times a year, all over the world.


Amadeus for Developers is an open developer platform that provides instant access to Amadeus travel APIs, as well as the tools and resources that developers, start-ups and entrepreneurs need to build, test, and launch innovative solutions.

1.8+ billion


Passengers boarded

in 2018

Markets worldwide


What is a hackathon?

A hackathon is a sprint-like innovation event where you’ll be challenged to work in teams on a unique solution for a short period of time. You’ll be able to challenge yourself, collaborate with new friends on innovative projects and, most importantly, have tons of fun.

Who can join Hack the Journey?

Hack the Journey! is open to everyone over 18 years of age who want to build innovative solutions in the travel world. Developers, designers, entrepreneurs, travel professionals, … everyone is welcome!

How can I register to participate?

To join the hackathon, just fill out in the application form here. Keep in mind that spaces are limited, and we can’t guarantee a spot for everyone who signs up.

Is there a selection process?

Yes. As we’ve got limited space and are looking to create teams with diverse profiles, we may not be able to confirm everyone who registers.

How are teams formed?

Each team can have up to 6 members. If you know people you’d like to work with, you can form a team once you have all registered. Otherwise you’ll be assigned to one.

Can I register alone?

Sure! If you want, you will be able to create or join a team before the event.

How does judging work?

Good question! For the grand prize, apps will be judged on the following criteria:

- Best integration of Amadeus Self-Service APIs 

- Technical skill, elegance and scalability

- Degree of creativity and innovation

- Impact of the idea

- Business potential

Judging criteria for partner challenges will be defined by the challenge sponsor. 

What equipment will I need for the hackathon?

You should bring your laptop and a charger, as well as any other hardware you may need.

Will meals be provided?

Absolutely! We’ll provide two breakfasts, two lunches and dinner on the first night of the hackathon. Free snacks and drinks will be available throughout the event.

Can I hack through the night?

You can, just not at the venue! The Microsoft Reactor London space will be closed from 10:00pm to 09:00am.

Who owns the IP?

Your application belongs to you. If one of the sponsoring partners sees that your idea has potential for further development, they’ll engage with you directly and discuss the details of a possible collaboration.


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