Press Passes

You'll find groundbreaking innovation, product launches and the travel industry's top influencers at The Phocuswright Conference.

This is where travel news happens.


The Phocuswright Conference features senior executives and key influencers from all sectors of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry and provides an excellent opportunity for members of the print and online media.

The Phocuswright Conference offers members of the media:

  • The ability to conduct interviews with industry leaders and analysts in a relaxed environment
  • All-inclusive passes for admittance to scheduled conference programs, luncheons and cocktail receptions
  • Speaker and sponsor/exhibitor information

Complimentary press passes are available to professional members of the media who are "working press" on assignment covering the event or the companies presenting. To qualify for a pass, you must be employed by or freelance for the editorial side of a travel, business, financial or general news/lifestyle print or online publication (excludes company and member newsletters), or produce news segments for a broadcast network. Your role or title at the print or online publication or broadcast network cannot be in a sales, promotional or executive capacity (i.e. publisher, CEO, public relations titles do not qualify for complimentary press passes). Consultants, book writers and others who are not working press do not qualify for press passes.

To qualify for a press pass, you must earn your living as a journalist.

You will be asked to submit recent, relevant bylined articles or describe your qualifications. Freelance writers must provide written confirmation from the news outlet sending them to cover the event.

Your attendance at past Phocuswright Conferences on a press pass does not automatically qualify you for a press pass for this year's conference. The pass is valid for all conference sessions, meals and materials.

Phocuswright reserves the right to qualify journalists upon receipt of the application. Questions should be directed to [email protected] or +1 860 350-4084 x500. Your request for a press pass acknowledges that we may share your contact information with conference attendees (we will not divulge your email address without permission).

Members of the press are not permitted to sell or promote any company or product at any time during the event.

Complete your application to attend The Phocuswright Conference as a member of the press here.


Phocuswright reserves the right to qualify journalists upon receipt of the application. Notification of the status of your request will be sent by email.

Press Application

2021 Press

Barbara Peterson
Correspondent
AFAR Media

Michael Baker Executive Editor
The BTN Group

Jay Campbell
Co-Founder & Journalist
The Company Dime

Brian Hamoui
Co-Host
GuestX Podcast

Matthew Loney
Co-Host
GuestX Podcast

Linda Fox
Senior Reporter
PhocusWire

Kevin May
Editor in Chief
PhocusWire

Jill Menze
News Editor
PhocusWire

Sally Holtgrieve
Senior Editor
NAPCO Media

Mitra Sorrells
Senior Reporter
PhocusWire

Anton Trimaylov
Editor
Profi.travel

Dennis Schaal
Founding Editor
Skift

Seija Samoylenko
Business Development Manager
SmarterTravel

Johanna Jainchill
News Editor
Travel Weekly

Robert Silk
Airlines Editor
Travel Weekly

Javier Gonzalez-Soria
Founder & Editor
TravelThink

Eileen Ogintz
Syndicated Columnist & Creator, TakingtheKids.com
Tribune Content Agency/Taking the Kids

Bailey Shulz
Reporter
USA Today

Allison Pohle
Reporter
Wall Street Journal