Phocuswright Executive Conference Special: Live from Orlando

17th Nov 2003

This week, Internet Travel News will be reporting live from Orlando, where hundreds of industry leaders have gathered for the Phocuswright Executive Conference.The conference will run under the theme Guidence for Growth and will address major current issues and trends on tourism and hospitality executive minds.

For the next two days, amongst the luxury and excitement of one of the world’s vacation capitals, the most prestigious group of travel professionals and hospitality leaders will engage, debate and define the new reality of facing travel commerce.

Barry Diller, Chairman and CEO of IAC, Samuel L Katz, Chairman and CEO, Cendant Corporation, Karl Peterson, President & CeO, Hotwire, Brent Hoberman, Co-Founder, CEO, Lastminute, David Scowsill, CEO, Opodo, and Dinesh Dhamija, Chairman and CEO,  Orbitz, are amongst those in attendance.

Philip Wolf, CEO of Phocuswright commented: “Now in it’s 10th year, the Phocuswright Executive Conference promises to be the travel industry event of the year” He added, “It is a crucial time in the travel, tourism and hospitality industry, an uptick is upon us.”

Now is a critical time for the industry. Most are of the opinion that we are seeing signs of growth and recovery, with hints of renewed confidence in consumers, however while the outlook may be brightening moods, it is important for us to come together as an industry and make this a reality.  Internet Travel News will be bringing you live updates and interviews from the conference. Watch this space.



If any readers have any questions which they would like to be put forward at the Phocuswright Exective Conference, please post your comments here along with an email address and we will try to get them answered.


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