Singapore 2016


Destination Hack:


24 hours to reinvent travel

Oct 14 - 16, 2016

Looking for opportunities to get involved? Contact us:


The travel industry is huge.

To be exact, it’s nearly a seven trillion dollar industry. It’s also a lot more complicated than many might think. As the travel industry continues to grow and technology changes around it, it remains to be the perfect industry to shake up.

Do you think you’ve got what it takes to build something that takes travel to the next level? Then this is the place. Bring your ideas and skills to Singapore and show how you can reinvent travel.

Additionally, just in case you can’t join us in Singapore, there will be a virtual component this year. Be sure to check that out on our registration page. Of course, first and foremost, we’d love to see you in person.




What can I build?

Anything! That is, anything travel focused. Build a site, mobile app, use hardware, anything your mind can think of. Your goal is to build something that has the potential to reinvent travel, you decide what form that takes.

How large can the teams be?

Teams can be as small as 1 individual or as large as 5 members.

What if I don’t have a team?

No problem. There will be many others who don’t either, we will help you guys form teams.

Who owns my project & IP?

You do. You develop it, you own it.

I'm going solo. Can I connect with others to form a team before the event starts?

Of course! You can either connect with others on our DevPost online forum or you can mingle at the happy hour/registration event!

What if I want to take my project further and launch it in the market?

Awesome, we love it. We will support you in any way we can. We’ll have some great startup packages and prizes from us and our partners that you can take advantage of.

What is the event schedule?

Keep scrolling and you'll find it.

Where can I find the welcome kit?

If you want to get a head start, click the button below.

Download Welcome Kit

Where can i find information on the Sabre Red App SDKs?

Download below

Sabre Red App SDK Hackathon Guide

Can I start developing my app beforehand?

The actual coding has to be done during the 24 hours. You can start brainstorming, designing, creating wireframes – but you have to start the coding at the beginning of the hackathon. We want to make sure it’s fair for everyone.

Do you supply computers or do we need to bring our own?

You need to bring your own computer, we will not be providing any computers or monitors.

Can I attend just to watch the event?

No, you need to join or be part of a team who is building something during the hackathon. Unfortunately we do not have enough space for attendees outside of those who are directly participating in the event. If you are interested in coming onboard as a sponsor contact us to learn more.

How much does it cost/Where do I go to register?

Registration is free. Register right here.

Have other questions?

Contact us

View official rules here

I'm coming from out of town, are there any recommended hotels and rates applicable?

There are! Here's a list of recommended hotels and their corresponding reservation forms to send in to the hotel.

  • BIG Hotel Singapore. Download the BIG Hotel Singapore reservation form here.
  • IBIS Hotel Singapore Special rates for IBIS Hotel Singapore through this online form.
  • Mercure Singapore Bugis. Download Mercure Singapore Bugis's reservation form here.
  • Rendezvous Hotel Singapore. Use Rendezvous Hotel Singapore's online booking form.
  • Hotel Jen OrchardGateway. Visit Hotel Jen's website to book a room.

  • $10,000 Grand Prize!

    Winner also receives a 10 minute showcase at the Web In Travel Conference

    Judging Criteria

    Technical Quality: 25%  |  Design: 25%  |  Potential: 25%  |  Originality: 25%  |  For more, see official rules.


    *Want to learn more about The New Sabre Red Workspace? Check out this article and video on our Innovation Hub to learn more. Thanks!


    Poi Hierro

    Software Development Manager, Expedia

    Toni Portmann


    Roshan Mendis

    Senior Vice President. Sabre Travel Network

    Jason Shi

    Director R&D, Ctrip

    David Moore

    SVP Software Development, Sabre

    Virtual Guest Judge: Richard Caulder

    Principal Product Marketing, Sabre

    Virtual Guest Judge: J Schuh

    Senior Usability, Sabre


    Wanna become a sponsor? Hit us up:


    Friday, October 14


    Registration and Happy Hour

    The Loof

    331 North Bridge Road

    #03-07 Odeon Towers Extension Rooftop

    Odeon Towers, 188720

    Saturday, October 15


    Doors Open


    Kickoff, Sponsor Demos


    Kick-off Coding






    Mid-Night Snack

    Sunday, October 16




    Stop coding, upload projects/practice pitch, lunch


    Start pitches




    Networking, drinks and appetizers served


    Close doors