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The Next Generation of Sustainable Travelers

This year's PATA Destination Marketing Forum was held in sandy Pattaya, Thailand, and featured a keynote speech by Octa founder Zara Khanna on how to engage kids in family travel planning.

3 December 2019

Fireside chat at TripAdvisor

Octa founder Zara Khanna was invited for a fireside chat with Sarah Mathews, head of destination marketing for TripAdvisor.

3 December 2019

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.

2 October 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.

31 August 2019

OCTA IS FEATURED IN WEB IN TRAVEL!

Octa founder Zara Khanna just did a feature interview with Web in Travel. 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.

5 July 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!

1 July 2019

OCTA IS FEATURED IN TRAVEL DAILY!

Octa is featured in TravelDaily. 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.

5 June 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.

27 May 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.

18 May 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!

3 April 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.

3 December 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.

1 December 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.

1 November 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.

21 October 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!

2 September 2018