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TRAVEL WHIZ KID

Check out this feature on Octa founder Zara Khanna in Expat Living! Zara talks to Melinda Murphy about how she got into coding, her love of travel, the challenges in building Octa, and how important it is for kids to share their favourite travel experiences.

Oct 2, 2019

LEVERAGE TECHNOLOGY TO SOLVE OVERTOURISM

In bid to solve overtourism, Zara Khanna, founder of Octa, created a travel chatbot that helps kids and parents find fun places to visit and cool things to do. The chatbot was developed for kids by kids, where users can discover family-friendly attractions, play areas and events, as well as tell jokes for those long plane, train and car rides.

Aug 31, 2019

OCTA IS FEATURED IN WEB IN TRAVEL!

Octa founder Zara Khanna just did a feature interview with Web in Travel. Check it out! Zara Khanna,10, wants to change travel for kids and inspire girls to code . In the interview, Zara explains Octa's three values of travel: It should be fun, it should be sustainable, and it should help you build connections with people and the environment. Octa is just getting started bridging the gaps between kids, tech, and travel!

Jul 5, 2019

OCTA BECOMES A MEMBER OF PATA

We are proud to announce that Octa is now an official member of the Pacific Asia Travel Association. We want to reach ever more young travellers and inspire them to engage in sustainable and enjoyable travel experiences. Look forward to working with PATA members from across Asia!

Jul 1, 2019

OCTA IS FEATURED IN TRAVEL DAILY!

Octa is featured in TravelDaily. Octa founder Zara Khanna is a little girl with big dreams. Move and give way! Zara Khanna is on her way to conquer the travel tech industry with travel chatbot Octa that helps kids and parents find cool things to do and epic places to visit when travelling.

Jun 5, 2019

CREATING THE NEXT GENERATION OF ENGAGED TRAVELERS

Our founder Zara Khanna gave a keynote speech at the Skift Forum Asia on Octa and why it’s so important to focus on kids and families in travel. She explained why kids need to have a voice in planning travel activities with their parents, and the ways Octa is leading the way.

May 27, 2019

OCTA COOL KIDS GO BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE SINGAPORE ARTSCIENCE MUSEUM

Octa founder Zara Khanna and friends from the GREAT coding club of UWCSEA were invited to Singapore's ArtScience Museum for a special behind-the-scenes tour of the permanent Future World exhibit.

May 18, 2019

SPEAKING AT SKIFT

We’re so excited that Octa’s Founder Zara will be speaking about Octa at SKIFT, the largest industry intelligence platform providing media, insights and marketing to key sectors of travel. See you there in Singapore in May 2019!

Apr 3, 2019

KAROLI HINDRIKS IS A MENTOR!!

Huge huge news!! Octa’s Founder Zara has been the biggest follower of Karoli Hindriks, the Founder of Jobbatical. Karoli and Zara both believe that the world is a better place when people travel, are connected to each other and that having borders is not good. Zara met Karoli at the cool Jobbatical office in Tallinn, and Karoli agreed to officially become her mentor (Yay!).

December 3, 2018

ROBOTEX CONFERENCE (ESTONIA)

We had the best time in Tallinn for the Robotex conference. Octa’s Founder Zara gave a speech on Octa and even participated in a panel with Taizo Son and Kirsi Ekberg on how to have more entrepreneurs (especially kids!) in the world.

December 1, 2018

SUPERHEREOS GET-TOGETHER!

One of the best parts of going to Tallinn is visiting the Superheroes, the epic leadership program for girls, which is headquartered in Estonia.

December 1, 2018

LONELY PLANET KIDS INTERVIEWS ZARA

Lonely Planet Kids featured Zara Khanna, Founder of Octa, in an interview on why Singapore is such a cool place to visit. “Postcard from… Singapore” outlines some of her favourite places and things to do in the city-state.

November 1, 2018

FIRST COOL KID INTERVIEW

Aaaaaand we have our first cool kid interview with Sasha from Islamabad, Pakistan. A maker and inventor, 10 year old Sasha loves to tinker and read. She tells us about yum local foods, her role models and fave places to visit in Islamabad.

October 21, 2018

TALLINN BOUND!

Octa's Founder Zara is going to speak at Robotex, the largest robotics festival in the Nordics, in December. If you're in Tallinn and want to pop by and say Hello! and learn about Octa, let us know!

September 2, 2018