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Lessons For Travel Innovators

Lessons For Travel Innovators

12 May 2010 Focus

Today’s turbulent travel market provides the perfect opportunity for innovative companies to launch new technologies and solutions. Start-ups, emerging players and established companies innovate every minute of every day to beat the competition.

Web Site Glitches Can Create Lasting Damage

Web Site Glitches Can Create Lasting Damage

21 April 2010 Focus

Just over one-third of consumers (34%) report that a technical glitch will lower their likelihood of visiting a travel Web site again. According to Consumer Response to Travel Site Performance, business travelers in particular are less tolerant of glitches than leisure travelers.

Il Mercato Italiano dei Viaggi Online

Il Mercato Italiano dei Viaggi Online

8 March 2010 Focus

Il turismo e’ vitale per l’economia dell’Italia. Nonostante l’attuale crisi economica, il mercato italiano dei viaggi online e’ uno dei piu’ attivi segmenti per l’industria turistica italiana e crescera’ ancora quest’anno.

PhoCusWright release landmark study on US tour operators

19 June 2009 Press Release Travel Technology News

PhoCusWright has released what it claims is the first definitive and comprehensive study of the tour operator and packaged travel market in the United States. Commissioned by the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) and researched and produced by PhoCusWright, the study aim to unravel the complexities of a market worth over US$18.3 billion in gross travel sales in 2008.

Analysts discuss current trends at The PhoCusWright Forum

12 June 2009 Press Release Travel Technology News

Travel leaders from the New York metro area gathered Tuesday to learn about the latest industry trends and opportunities. The PhoCusWright Analyst Forum at the Grand Hyatt New York played host to lively discussions between PhoCusWright’s veteran analysts and an engaged audience. The Forum featured interactive discussions on the current travel consumer outlook, opportunities present in the vacation rental marketplace and new findings on the importance of destination marketing.

PhoCusWright Study Details Online Best Practices for DMOs

12 June 2009 Press Release Travel Technology News

Destination marketers play a unique role in the leisure travel marketplace, positioned at the crossroads between travelers and travel suppliers. Thousands of national, state, regional and local level destination marketing organizations (DMOs), convention and visitor bureaus (CVBs) and national tourism organizations (NTOs) play a vital role in stimulating travel demand.

Survey reveals challenges of Chinese market

18 May 2009 Press Release Travel Technology News

According to a report commissioned by Amadeus and conducted by PhoCusWright, the travel management companies (TMC) sector in China is set for explosive growth - if the industry can overcome challenges in China’s regulatory environment and in technology infrastructure.

PhoCusWright and TravelDaily partner to host the 2009 China Travel Innovation Summit

18 March 2009 Press Release Travel Technology News

PhoCusWright, the travel industry research authority on how travelers, suppliers and intermediaries connect and TravelDaily, China’s leading online publisher and event organizer with emphasis on trends in the distribution, marketing and technology of the travel and tourism industries, will partner to host the 2009 China Travel Innovation Summit in Beijing from 12 to 13 May 2009.

PhoCusWright at ITB Berlin

2 February 2009 Press Release Travel Events News

“Expanding E-Travel Across Europe” is the overarching theme of the Travel Technology Conference, at PhoCusWright from the USA, internationally acknowledged market researchers and consultants specialising in the travel sector. The findings of the European Online Travel Overview from PhoCusWright show that the selective application of technology is indispensable for the success of the travel, tourism and hospitality sector: “Today more than a quarter (28%) of European travel is booked online, and by 2010 the number of online bookings will have risen by a third”, according to Michaela Papenhoff, Senior Market Analyst for PhoCusWright und CEO of h2c consulting gmbh. In a series of keynote speeches, executive round tables, CEO interviews and brief “Five Minutes of Fame” presentations, PhoCusWright@ITB Berlin will provide comprehensive insights into developments, innovations and new services.

Online bookings vary widely across Europe, says PhoCusWright

18 December 2008 Press Release Travel Technology News

The UK and Scandinavia rate as Europe’s most mature online markets, with 44% and 41% respectively of gross bookings online respectively in 2008. These advanced markets are now proving ready for slower adopters like tour operators and corporate travel management companies to move online in large numbers, according to PhoCusWright.In markets such as Italy and Spain, however, the influential think tank says penetration will remain below 20% in 2008. These regions will continue to afford an opportunity for both supplier Web sites and online travel agencies (OTAs) to grow share in 2008 and beyond.

BTN at PhoCusWright: Fresh ideas to ease online travel through downturn

15 December 2008 Press Release Tourism News

Hollywood’s glitz and glamour gave way to hard talk of new ideas, new products and new companies as the decision-makers and thought-leaders from travel technology gathered for the 15th PhoCusWright Conference, 17-20 November 2008, Hollywood, California, USA.(Above: Rob Torres, Managing Director, Travel, Google Inc.)