Innovators Battle for Travel's Most Coveted Awards

Travel's Stage for Innovation

The companies taking the Phocuswright stages 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!

Innovation Event Categories

Phocuswright Innovation Platform: Launch


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.

Deadline: August 31

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Phocuswright Innovation Platform: Summit - Presented by Brand USA

Summit - Presented by Brand USA

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.

Application Deadline: July 31

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August 7 • New York City
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

(EMEA-based companies: Explore Battleground at Phocuswright Europe HERE.)

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How to Apply

Review the eligibility criteria and find out which Phocuswright Innovation Platform is right for your company and innovation.

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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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Phocuswright Innovation Platform funding and funded numbers

Meet the Innovators & Winners

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.

Meet the Innovators & Winners 

Winner Feedback

It's not just about being handed a trophy on stage ...
  • jeremy Barnard

    We were really happy with how productive the Summit was on several levels - including business development and overall exposure. The Phocuswright team was unbelievably well organized.

    — Jeremy Bernard

  • Anna Banicevic

    Winning the Innovation award helped us gain tremendous exposure to potential partners and investors of a really high caliber - which had an immediate impact on our business.

    — Anna Banicevic

  • Mike Webster

    Winning Phocuswright's Innovation award was incredibly beneficial to our startup. In the time since, we've signed influential partners, gained customers and secured the continued success of Mobacar.

    — Mike Webster

  • Peter Hilton at Phocuswright

    We found being part of the innovation summit very beneficial in raising our profile, resulting in a very successful Phocuswright conference. As always it was a well planned and executed event.

    — Peter Hilton

  • Benedict Jones

    The Battleground and Summit were the most exciting events Trekkable has had the opportunity to be a part of. It opened up a world of opportunities and helped us build awareness in the industry at the highest level.

    — Benedict Jones



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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Introducing the Phocuswright Innovation Platform

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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Case Studies: Success from The Phocuswright Innovation Platform

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