Staylists co-founder wins 21st Century Icon Awards

George Sell By George Sell
04 October 2018 | Updated 04 October 2018

UK: Travel-tech startup Staylists co-founder Chris Waters has won the Exceptional Travel and Hospitality award at the 21st Century Icon Awards.

The accolade was presented by Baroness Verma of Leicester at a ceremony in London's Knightsbridge. The event was supported by ELITE - the London Stock Exchange Group's business support and capital raising programme. More than 400 applications were submitted, with 17 awards up for grabs - including commendations for finance, philanthropy, retail, entertainment and sport.

Staylists says: "The achievement reflects Chris' significant impact within the travel and hospitality industry. The judges were particularly impressed by the competitive advantages that Staylists has over traditional online travel agents: namely its simple user experience, fair commission model of 10 per cent, and its ability to circumnavigate the Google stranglehold by selling through brands and events with large audiences."

Waters said: "I'm humbled to have won. I've met some incredible people as a result of the process, and I'm thrilled to have been selected from such a worthy bunch of finalists."

Tarun Ghulati, founder, president and CEO of the awards, and Preeti Rana, founder and CCO, said: "Through their keen focus on the consumer, Chris Waters and Staylists are emerging as leaders in the online travel agency world. We are very happy that a worthy winner like Chris has won the Exceptional Travel and Hospitality Award."

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