Most Innovative Companies


Singapore startup BeMyGuest is an Asian-focused tours-and-activities online booking platform that connects travelers to more than 13,000 experiences in more than 700 cities. It was founded by industry veterans Blanca Menchaca and Clement Wong in 2012 to address the dearth of resources available to members of Asia's rising middle class who want to travel their own region independently. Wong noticed no one was helping local tour companies bring their products online. Now, BeMyGuest acts as an important platform for small- to mid-sized operators, enabling them to market and manage their offerings with everything from translation services to dynamic pricing tools. The company's content management system is free; travelers pay a small fee for every booking. BeMyGuest also recently launched a platform that enables travel agents to plan itineraries for their clients drawing from BeMyGuests's inventory. When it made a huge deal to integrate its tour offerings with China's online travel colossus Ctrip, it fueled an average month-over-month growth of more than 100%. BeMyGuest is the first Asian activities and tours API to be fully integrated into Ctrip's website and mobile app.

public or private: Private
headquarters: Singapore
Competition: Airbnb, Detour