Travel's Stage for Innovation

The companies taking the stage represent the most innovative in three categories - Battleground, Summit and Launch. The program is packed with market changing innovations presented in a fast-paced, no-holds-barred environment. Don’t miss it! Meet the 2018 innovators.

Innovation event categories


The pinnacle of any young company seeking to showcase a new innovation to the travel industry. Summit takes place prime time on the main stage, in front of travel's most discerning audience.

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

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2019: Stay tuned!
Ten early-stage travel startups from North, Central and South America get a spot in the limelight to demonstrate fresh ideas in front of potential investors, incubators and future partners. Learn more »

We're finalizing the date and location for the 2019 Battleground – stay tuned!

How to apply

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Pricing information

Spots on the innovation stages are limited and fill up quickly. Apply early and see if you make the cut. But get ready, the competition is fierce!

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Startup Program

New for 2018! Take advantage of reduced ticket pricing, private one-on-one meetings, curated roundtable discussions with industry experts, office hour appointments with the Phocuswright Innovation Advisory Board, cocktails and more!

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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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Startup kiosk package

Special pricing is available for startup companies to gain visibility with a branded kiosk.

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Meet the innovators

Only the best travel innovators make it into the Phocuswright Innovation Platform. They are changing the travel landscape in everything from ground transportation to planning and inspiration to corporate solutions and bot messaging.

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Innovators and Winners

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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