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Prior Experience Losing Ground as Motivation for Choosing Destination
Home and Away (registration)- July 28, 2016
In 2015, only 26 percent of U.S. leisure travelers chose their destination based on a prior experience, down five points from 2014, according to U.S. Consumer Travel Report Eighth Edition, a new report from travel industry research authority, Phocuswright.


Economic Times

Your personal concierge at a hyper-local level
Economic Times- July 28, 2016
According to a report by travel industry research firm Phocuswright, online channels accounted for 32% of the bookings in 2014.The firm predicts that hotel market will continue to grow at a similar pace. "At 80% we are growing the fastest in the market ...


GlobeNewswire (press release)

Rome2rio Releases 2016 Global Flight Price Ranking.
GlobeNewswire (press release)- July 25, 2016
Founded in 2011 by Michael Cameron and Bernie Tschirren, Rome2rio is based in Melbourne, Australia, and currently attracts over 10 million visitors per month. Rome2rio won the People's Choice Award at the Phocuswright Travel Innovation Summit in 2012 ...

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Hotels anxious as Airbnb targets their core trade: business travelers
The Seattle Times- July 24, 2016
Phocuswright, a travel research firm, noted that 1 in 3 leisure travelers in 2015 used private accommodations, up from 1 in 10 in 2011, and that 31 percent of travelers who used Airbnb in the last two years had used it for business.


Travel Weekly

Venture capital funding favors overseas travel tech startups
Travel Weekly- July 20, 2016
In the Asia-Pacific region, online bookings as a percentage of travel spending are estimated to surge to 37% in 2017 from 25% in 2013, Phocuswright said earlier this year. By comparison, U.S. online travel penetration will remain little changed at ...

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New York Times

Hotels vs. Airbnb: Let the Battle Begin
New York Times- July 20, 2016
Ever since Airbnb entered the lodging scene in 2008, the hotel industry has cast a wary eye, noting its popularity with young travelers. Despite a strong year for hotels — occupancy and rates broke records in 2015, according to the data firm STR ...


Hospitality Net

Groupize Partners with Concur to Deliver Small Meeting Self-Booking Tool
Hospitality Net- July 18, 2016
According to recent Phocuswright research, two-thirds of meetings in a corporation are under fifty participants and up to eighty percent of small groups and meetings are bypassing managed travel programs, regardless of policies or procedures. The new ...

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Travel Market Report

Travel Agents Must Remain Cyber-Vigilant
Travel Market Report- July 18, 2016
Mary Pat Sullivan, a leisure analyst for PhocusWright, says that the greatest vulnerability for travel agents are those with gross annual sales volumes of $1-10 million. PhocusWright recently wrapped up a research study with more than 160 travel ...


Declining number of US leisure travelers choose destination based on prior experience
Travel Daily News International- July 18, 2016
"Leisure travelers have many reasons for packing their bags and heading off to destinations away from home," says Phocuswright research analyst, Brandie Wright. "Many find vacations as a necessary means to escape daily life, a way to recharge their ...


Why Millennials (And Investors) Are Flocking To US Hostels
Forbes- July 14, 2016
Stay Wyse forecast spending by young overseas tourists around the world to rise to $336 billion by 2020 from $230 billion in 2014. Another report by the independent travel research company Phocuswright showed hostel travelers spend more in absolute ...


Puzzle Partner, Phocuswright Sign Agreement to Deliver Innovative New Content Marketing Program for Travel and ...
Hospitality Net- June 14, 2016
Puzzle Partner and Phocuswright today announced a partnership to deliver cutting-edge research and thought leadership content for travel technology brands. The partnership provides access to Phocuswright's research library and Puzzle Partner's ...


Hospitality Net

Phocuswright Europe – It's a Wrap!
Hospitality Net- May 22, 2016
The PhoCusWright Conference is where global travel executives convene to discover, debate and capitalize on the latest trends and opportunities in travel. Comprised of Center Stage, Workshops and The Travel Innovation Summit, the conference places a ...


Hospitality Net

M-Commerce, youth feed China's outbound travel boom - PhocusWright Report
Hospitality Net- May 03, 2016
If recent adverse economic events have Mainland households protecting their savings, overseas travel does not seem to be the first budget item to be trimmed, according to a new report from travel industry research authority, Phocuswright. Chinese ...

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Phocuswright Europe Conference 2016 – Dublin
Tnooz- May 02, 2016
Phocuswright Europe takes place from Tuesday 10 to Thursday 12 May 2016. One of the many excellent keynoters will be Oliver Heckmann, VP, Travel and Shopping, Google — with talk-backers Kevin May, Senior Editor, Tnooz, and Tahnee Perry, Vice ...


Irish Times

Phocuswright travel conference tackles pace of change
Irish Times- March 26, 2016
Ryanair's Kenny Jacobs, Hostelworld's Feargal Mooney and TripAdvisor's Stephen Kaufer, all feature on the roster of the speakers lined up for this year's Phocuswright Europe conference in Dublin in May. This year's conference will take place at the ...


Hospitality Net

Lodging Drives Steady Growth in U.S. Travel Market - Phocuswright Research
Hospitality Net- March 18, 2016
"Strength in the lodging sector continues to benefit OTAs as travelers turn to them to sort through options and find deals in a fragmented market," says Phocuswright's senior research analyst, Maggie Rauch. "The health of the lodging sector is also ...
Lodging Drives Steady Growth in U.S. Travel MarketMarketwired (press release)

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Phocuswright: Agents' share of bookings held steady in 2015
Travel Weekly- February 01, 2016
After almost 20 years of losing market share to OTAs and suppliers' direct-booking websites, recent research by Phocuswright suggests that the traditional travel agent's share of bookings has leveled off as the agent role has evolved into a more expert ...


U.S. travel market grew 5% in 2015: Phocuswright
Travel Weekly- January 16, 2016
Last year was the fourth straight for growth in the U.S. travel market, according to Phocuswright's U.S. Online Travel Overview Report. The report states the market grew 5% to a total of $341 billion, and it predicts U.S. travel revenue will reach $381 ...


My Take on Phocuswright's Battleground
Web In Travel- November 19, 2015
For eight years Phocuswright's Travel Innovation Summit has assembled travel startups and more established companies to present their innovations to the industry and compete on stage at The Phocuswright Conference. This year, we launched The ...

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MyFareBox variants for Online Travel companies at Los Angeles-Phocuswright Conference
TravelMole- November 05, 2014
Over 1,500 decision-makers and C-level executives, representing dozens of countries & travel, tourism & hospitality sectors will be at the Phocuswright conference from 11th -13th Nov'14. Online Travel companies can meet their ticketing fulfillment ...

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