This is where you future-proof your destination

Attendees that represent the biggest companies and destinations in travel – as well as the most nimble and innovative upstarts – come poised to network and join the in-depth, strategic discussions moderated by unbiased and expert analysts and executives.

At The Phocuswright Conference, destination marketing organizations in the global travel industry can gain insights to give them the competitive edge they need to future-proof their destinations.
Destinations, and everything that gets people there:

All in one place. This is where the most successful and influential companies, leaders and destinations in the travel industry interact to create new partnerships, exchange ideas and understand what competitors are doing.

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The following sessions are specifically geared toward DMOs: 

  • Executive Panel: Pundits & Predictions
    Timothy Hughes, VP Corporate Development, Agoda
    Flo Lugli, Principal, Navesink Advisory Group, LLC
    Timothy O'Neil-Dunne, Principal, T2Impact Ltd.

    They paved the way for online travel – but what do they think about the state of the industry today and where do they see it going? Industry luminaries opine on stage and predict the future of travel.
  • Executive Panel: Street Talk
    Naved Khan, Director, Truist Securities
    Mark Mahaney, Senior Managing Director, Evercore
    Lloyd Walmsley, Managing Director, UBS

    Phocuswright's signature session dedicated to the intersection of finance, investment, M&A, IPOs and the world's largest industry - travel, tourism and hospitality. Wall Street's leading analysts on digital, travel and hospitality share their perspectives on where the money, the market and its movers will go next.
  • Executive Panel: Tours, Activities and Timing - Getting it Right
    Luuc Elzinga, Founder & President, Tiqets
    Laurence Miall-d'Août, Chief Commercial Officer, Go City
    Tao Tao, Co-Founder & COO, GetYourGuide
  • Executive Interview: A Giant Refresh
    Peter Kern, Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Expedia Group

    He steadied the ship during wild turbulence and then enjoyed an epic turnaround. The CEO of one of the world's largest travel providers talks turkey about prospects, patience and potential headwinds.
  • Keynote + Interview: What's New at Google
    Nelson Boyce, Managing Director, Travel, Google

    Google unveils its latest insights on consumer behavior in a dynamic presentation/interview style session.
  • Executive Interview: Disrupting Disruption
    Steve Hafner, CEO, KAYAK

    With so much uncertaintly remaining in travel, how do you buck the trend? One of travel's longest-reigning founders explains how to relish the best times while surviving the worst.
  • Executive Panel: (Un)Usual Business
    Belinda Hindmarsh, EVP & Chief Growth Officer, CWT

    New rules, global uncertainty, a hybrid work environment and structural changes have reshaped business travel. Everyone agrees that a dynamic, flexible, traveler-centric program is required - but is it for real? And what are the implications for TMCs who have long been the linchpin of the industry? Panelists debate the changing nature of what once was business as usual.
  • Executive Panel: The Bridge Series - The New World Beckons
    Caesar Indra, President, Traveloka
    Frederic Lalonde, CEO & Co-Founder, Hopper Inc.
    Damian Scokin, CEO, Inc.

    The battle for travelers’ trust and loyalty has begun anew. OTAs are responding to demanding post-pandemic travelers’ needs by leveraging new technologies and creating new products. Titans and Trailblazers from across the globe bridge perspectives, ideas and solutions.
  • Innovation Summit and Launch
    Phocuswright is travel's stage for innovation. The companies represent the most innovative in two categories – Innovation Summit (young companies) and Launch (established companies). The program is packed with market-changing innovations presented in a fast-paced, no-holds-barred environment.
  • Breakout sessions that advance the industry.
    This is where the industry transforms theory into practice. During breakouts, attendees receive educational content from industry leaders in an intimate, interactive environment to discover, learn and hone skills.
  • Plus, executives from the biggest companies in travel like Google, Expedia, Tripadvisor, Hopper, Despegar, MakeMyTrip, Amadeus, GetYourGuide and much more. There are numerous companies and attendees presenting the latest tech innovations and more that the finance sector must keep top of mind.

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In addition to the unprecedented networking opportunities, destination organization executives should expect:

  • Executives from every major online travel company
  • Potential partners 
  • The latest innovations impacting the traveler lifecycle
  • Research presentations and sessions geared toward the evolving travel and distribution market, regions like India and Europe, plus the state of digital travel
  • The leading intermediaries and business partners distributing travel products
  • Valuable sessions on how the broader digital travel market impacts the traveler lifecycle

DMO-related attending companies:

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In addition to your industry peers, the most influential companies directly impacting the performance of your destination are fully engaged at the Phocuswright Conference. Partners from travel agencies, OTAs, corporate travel, hospitality, transportation and Tours and Activities are joined by technology disruptors, innovators and upstarts focused on enhancing the destination marketing and maximizing profitability.

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