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.

Be among the leaders of DMOs.

If you are a DMO, please email us to benefit from discounted DMO pricing:

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The following sessions are specifically geared toward DMOs: 

  • Executive Roundtable: A Segment of One - Have We Arrived?
    Jeffrey Glueck, CEO, Foursquare
    Simon Whitcombe, VP, Group Lead, eCommerce, Travel & Emerging Disruptors, Global Marketing Solutions, Facebook Inc.

    Better technology, not least of all AI, is unlocking the power of data to tailor and target like never before. Providers are growing more confident in their ability to match travelers with the right offers, to surprise and delight in-trip, and to create deeper satisfaction. How far are we from a frictionless end-to-end journey that meets all of the traveler’s unique needs? To what extent do travelers want this, and how should travel providers be considering the need for privacy and security in the equation?
  • Executive Interview: American Express Global Business Traveler
    Greg O'Hara, Executive Chairman, Amex GBT; Founder & Senior Managing Director, Certares - Session description coming soon.
  • Keynote + Executive Interivew: Kara Swisher
    Kara Swisher, Editor at Large of Recode; Host, Recode Decode Podcast; Executive Producer, Code Conference - Session description coming soon.
  • 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 Ctrip, Booking Holdings, Expedia, TripAdvisor, KAYAK, Airbnb, Lyft, Uber, AccorHotels, Despegar, eDreams Odigeo, 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.

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:

Coming soon.