Travel's Stage for Innovation

Promoting innovation in the travel and tourism industry means supporting the startup community, constantly acquiring new knowledge, analyzing the global markets, trends and identifying breakthrough innovation and its impact on the travel industry.

Predicting which travel startups are destined for success is a complex task. In an industry dominated by large players and legacy technology, it’s hard to know which ideas have staying power. Investor interest is one major factor, while others range from customer traction, to the scope and scale of strategic partnerships, to simply a startup’s ability to capture attention in a crowded marketplace.

Phocuswright is at the forefront of innovation in the global travel, tourism and hospitality industry. We bring travel industry leaders together with the most promising entrepreneurs.

While the Startup Program offers entrepreneurs an exclusive channel to network with the best and the brightest in travel, Innovation Summit and Launch highlight new concepts, technologies and business models entering the scene.

2020 Innovators

Phocuswright Conference Online 2020
Patron of Innovation:

American Express Global Business Travel

Innovation: Summit

Tuesday
Nov. 16, 2021

Startups are the lifeblood of any industry. This year, selected purely for their capabilities by Phocuswright, the top 10 companies that have shown potential to have breakthrough success take the stage and showcase their innovation.

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Innovation: Launch

Tuesday
Nov. 16, 2021

Innovation isn't just for startups - established companies are breaking new ground and developing new technologies. Innovation: Launch is the stage for demonstrators changing the travel landscape within established companies.

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Innovation Breakouts

Tuesday
Nov. 16, 2021

We put your innovation front and center. During Center Stage, three companies will pitch for five minutes, followed by a panel discussion led by Phocuswright analysts and PhocusWire editors.


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Startup Program

Thursday
Feb. 4, 2021

Pitching isn’t everything, nor is it the only thing. In recognition of this, we created the Startup Program - a curated networking platform to connect startups with corporates and investors to foster real innovation.


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Awards

Find out how you can win travel's most coveted awards, from audience accolades to praise from the industry's toughest judges.

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Phocuswright's Innovation Platform

Research, learning, networking, consulting

Benefit from Phocuswright's longstanding pedigree of tracking travel innovation. The Phocuswright Innovation Platform hosts the entire lifecycle of innovation, from a learning environment to the practical application of travel's next great product.

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Innovation by the numbers