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World Travel Internet Conference looks set to outline new standards

By Ben KilbeyAs the clock counts down to the commencement of the World Travel Internet Conference, excitement is mounting as the magnitude of the official speaker line-up gains clarity. Top ranking speakers include David Soskin, CEO, Cheapflights Ltd, Howard Lefkowitz, President, and Justin Cooke, CEO, Fortune Cookie.The Conference is creating a ‘buzz’ in the industry and being heralded as ‘a much needed addition to travel technology research and exposure’.

The event will take place on the 13-14 December this year and will be hosted at the Sherbourne Conference Centre in Barbados shortly after the industry leading World Travel Awards.

Justin Cooke CEO of Fortune Cookie believes that this is the perfect window for such an event, “The online travel market is growing and maturing at an incredible pace. The World Travel Internet Conference provides a unique opportunity to listen, learn, share, engage and debate with some of the major players in the space.”

He went on to add why speaking at the event is so important, “Speaking at an event like this forces you to crystalise a huge amount of thinking and then distill it into meaningful, relevant information for the audience. These thoughts are then further enhanced by debating the topic with other attendees.”

Event organiser, Anna Gouldman, underlined the importance of the event, “We are very excited to be holding the World Travel Internet Conference in Barbados at what is undoubtedly a crucial time for the industry. With worldwide tourism finally on the upswing, the online travel market continues to grow at a more rapid rate than ever, and is projected to grow to $91 billion in 2009”.


Miss Gouldman continued, “We have designed this event to tackle some of the key questions that many businesses are asking. The driving theme of the Internet Conference program is “The Changing Face of Travel Distribution” and industry leaders will be delivering presentations around this theme to a focused audience in a relaxed environment during the 2 day duration of the conference.”

In concluding Mr. Cooke went on to say, “It is rare that the online travel sector gets the chance to engage, debate and define new realities for the industry.”

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