The most important industry event for intermediaries in online travel

There's only one event known to be the industry's most important networking platform coupled with the most prescient content: The Phocuswright Conference.

Attendees that represent the biggest companies in online 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.

Integral players in the global travel industry rely on Phocuswright to cement their position and give them the competitive edge they need to future-proof their businesses.
Online travel's most impactful voices and companies:

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

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The following sessions are specifically geared toward distribution companies: 

  • Executive Roundtable: Travel and the Future of Cities
    Travel’s disruptive new ideas carve new grooves in the urban landscape, while a global surge in guests flocking to hot spots sometimes erodes what they came to enjoy. Home sharing, ride hailing and travel itself have cities grappling with an unprecedented array of consequences and opportunities. Leaders from travel and advocates for better city living discuss the best path forward.
  • Executive Interview: Expedia
    Home rentals, tours and activities, event tickets ... the list of services keeps growing for the biggest online travel seller by sales. One year after taking the reins, hear from Expedia's CEO on what else is catching his eye and plans to maintain the company's lead position.
  • Airbnb: The One Stop Shop?
    Continuously changing the way we travel, the startup that made home sharing massive is moving beyond accommodations to look more like a full-service travel company. From hotel options and loyalty iniatives to experiences and travel stories, hear from Airbnb's newly appointed president of homes division on where the home-sharing giant is headed next.
  • Executive Interview: Booking Holdings
    A string of international acquisitions and investments plus a new-ish name to reflect their global position has the industry speculating about what else lies ahead for the former Priceline Group. The leader of Booking Holdings discusses what's in store for its portfolio of sites.
  • Executive Interview: Ctrip
    'Online' is a dated word in China, where mobile rules the entire search-shop-buy experience. Hear from Ctrip's CFO on how the market leader plans to maintain its position at home while also expanding its presence globally.
  • Executive Roundtable: Street Talk
    Phocuswright's signature session is 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.
  • Buzzing With Activity: Tours and Activities Panel
    It's the activities on the ground that inspire travelers to go places. More travelers buy a tour, activity or attraction ticket on trips than any other type of travel product, including flights, hotels, private accommodation, car rental or cruise. Hear from travel activities leaders who are transforming the segment that's been attracting a slew of hot investments and acquisitions and what it means for the travel ecosystem.
  • Executive Roundtable: The Remaking of Corporate Travel
    Ride hailing, home sharing, mobile, chat - The same forces that have upended consumer travel have infiltrated corporate programs – and the impact is big. The lines get blurrier as non-traditional content continues to blend with the GDS, and leisure extensions to business trips expand traveler expectations. Panelists from all sides of the ecosystem discuss how they are meeting the demands of today’s business traveler while tweaking corporate programs for good.
  • Phocuswright Research + Executive Interview: eDreams ODIGEO
    Online and mobile platforms are transforming Europe, but the region is still shaped by tradition and local culture. Regional players must use their advantages to fend off the global giants. So how does the largest regional OTA in Europe stay competitive while also diversifing into new markets and products? Phocuswright research sheds light on the European market while eDreams Odigeos' Dana Dunne shares his perspective on winning in Europe - and beyond.
  • Executive interviews and keynotes with more leaders in online travel
    Phocuswright analysts lead the conversation with executives from Skyscanner, Lyft, AccorHotels, Hilton Hotels, TripAdvisor, KAYAK, Wall Street's smartest investors, and more.
  • 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.


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

Distribution-related attending companies:

  • @Leisure Group
  • 5MTravelGroup
  • Airtkt.com
  • Accesso Technology Group
  • AccorHotels
  • Agoda
  • Airbnb
  • Airtkt.com
  • Alibaba Group
  • Amadeus
  • American Airlines
  • Apple
  • AutoRentals.com
  • BCD Travel
  • Booking Holdings
  • Carlson Wagonlit Travel
  • CarRentals.com GmbH
  • Celebrity Cruises
  • CIE Tours International
  • Clicktripz
  • Collette Travel
  • Ctrip
  • DerbySoft
  • Despegar.com
  • DHISCO
  • DiDi Chuxing
  • dnata Travel
  • Emirates
  • Endless Vacation Rentals/Wyndham
  • Expedia
  • Expedia Affiliate Network
  • Expedia Media Solutions
  • ExpertFlyer
  • Freebird
  • Globus family of brands
  • Google
  • Hilton
  • Hipmunk


  • Hotelbeds Group
  • HotelsCombined
  • Hotwire
  • Inntopia
  • InterContinental Hotels Group
  • Interhome AG
  • KAYAK
  • Kiwi.com
  • Lastminute.com Group
  • Liftopia
  • Lufthansa Innovation Hub GmbH
  • Lyft
  • MakeMyTrip Ltd.
  • MGM Resorts International
  • Nor1, Inc.
  • OAG
  • OpenTable
  • Priceline
  • Routehappy
  • Sabre
  • SAP Concur
  • SAS
  • Sift Science
  • SilverRail
  • Sixt GmbH & Co Autovermietung KG
  • Skyscanner
  • StubHub
  • The Hertz Corporation
  • Thomas Cook
  • TravelClick, Inc.
  • Travelport
  • TripAdvisor
  • TrustYou
  • TUI
  • Turnkey Vacation Rentals
  • Uber
  • Venture Republic
  • Wyndham Hotels and Resorts
  • ...and more