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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.)