10 Reasons Why The Phocuswright Conference is THE Travel Industry Event of the Year

  1. No sponsored content – just in-depth, strategic discussions moderated by unbiased and expert analysts.
  2. The most prestigious roster of speakers: 59% are CEOs and managing directors, 25% are C-level executives or founders, and 15% are upper-echelon management.
  3. An audience of travel’s top decision makers: 55% are C-level or vice presidents, 23% are director/senior directors, 16% are senior managers and managers.
  4. The epicenter of travel innovation: Demonstrators bring the best solutions onstage to compete for recognition, funding and partnerships.
  5. 35+ hours of networking: From the conference app and pre-conference tools to mealtimes, happy hours and late night bashes, our networking is the #1 reason people attend.
  6. White-glove service: We give personalized attention to our sponsors and exhibitors because we are obsessed with the details.
  7. Unmatched production quality: Our savvy audience demands high quality production – and that’s what they get.
  8. We run on time: period.
  9. Results: 95% of attendees recommend The Phocuswright Conference.
  10. Deals: Time and again, we receive updates from attendees applauding the amount of business deals that began – or closed – at the event.

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Elements of a Great Conference


  • The bar is continually raised to ensure a superior conference experience – from the big picture to the smallest details.
  • We respect your time and deliver unmatched quality through superior production value, professional event operations and forward-thinking conference features.
  • Exceptional networking opportunities provide unmatched access to preeminent travel, toursim and hospitality leaders.


  • Because of Phocuswright's research pedigree, a premium is placed on honesty: no spin, no falsehoods, no fluff – just honest answers to hard questions posed by attendees and analysts, live and unscripted.
  • Phocuswright's travel industry expertise and interviewing skills are leveraged to uncover truths, probe for clarity and reject sales pitches.
  • We encourage you to challenge the speakers with insightful questions.
  • Our analysts run the show like a live research project with probing questions that provoke honest, vigorous discourse.


  • Phocuswright's white-glove customer service and dedicated staff are committed to exceeding your expectations.
  • From satellite check in, full service registration desk, information personnel and charging stations to a dedicated sponsor and exhibitor team – the Phocuswright staff has you covered.


  • An unmatched collection of influential industry CEOs provides accessibility to thought leaders not possible at any other travel conference.
  • Senior executives with significant responsibilities from all over the globe come to debate the hottest issues, challenge the status quo and shape the future of travel commerce.
  • Millions of dollars of deals get done each year by a large, highly qualified audience.