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May 2016Is Messaging the Future of Travel?
Is Messaging the Future of Travel?
Research Update

The growth of mobile messaging has been remarkable, and shows no sign of letting up anytime soon. In addition to the widespread use of traditional SMS or text messaging, Internet-based mobile chat apps have become the default means of communication for billions around the world. It's advancing at lightning pace and penetrating many aspects of our daily lives, including travel.

May 2016Phocuswright Launches New Innovation Products
Phocuswright Launches New Innovation Products
Research Update

Announcing … a major expansion of the highly acclaimed Travel Innovation Summit. This expansion comes in the form of a new suite of innovation products, the Phocuswright Innovation Platform, which ranges from conference components, and a university program, to networking and consulting.

May 20162016 Phocuswright Conference Theme
2016 Phocuswright Conference Theme
Research Update

We're pleased to announce the theme for the 2016 Phocuswright Conference – Funnel Revolution – as well as a newly redesigned website for the event. Held this year on November 14 – 17 in Los Angeles, CA USA, the conference annually attracts over 1,700 senior executives, media, investors and startups from 44 countries worldwide to advance innovation and technology across the global travel, tourism and hospitality industry.

May 2016Why Taxis and Car Rental Companies are Losing Share to Mobile Ride-Hailing
Why Taxis and Car Rental Companies are Losing Share to Mobile Ride-Hailing
Research UpdateAnalyst: Cathy Schetzina Walsh

Mobile ride-hailing's impact on traditional taxis is at the core of the heated and ongoing debate over the service’s fairness and legality. Less attention has been given to the competitive effects on limos, car rental services and other types of rides, but is that accurate?

May 2016Phocuswright Announces the European Travel Innovator Awards
Phocuswright Announces the European Travel Innovator Awards
Research Update

Phocuswright has announced the award winners of The Travel Innovation Summit Europe, held during Phocuswright Europe on May 11, 2016. This year, 12 innovators were selected to demonstrate groundbreaking applications and solutions that are set to change the travel industry. The winners represent the best of this elite group.

May 2016Can Travel Be Sold as a Subscription? [Video]
Can Travel Be Sold as a Subscription? [Video]
Research UpdateAnalyst: Douglas Quinby

Consumers can now get a subscription for almost anything: clothes, beauty products, music, television, among others. So what about travel? Watch the video below to hear Phocuswright's vice president, research, Douglas Quinby's, take on this growing trend.

April 2016M-Commerce, Youth Feed China's Outbound Travel Boom
M-Commerce, Youth Feed China's Outbound Travel Boom
Research UpdateAnalyst: Maggie Rauch

Chinese travelers are relatively inexperienced with overseas trips, but thanks to decades of increasing prosperity, along with the recent easing of visa restrictions, they are making up for lost time. 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. Chinese travelers spent US$205.7 billion, or ¥1.3 trillion, on outbound trips in 2015.

April 2016Phocuswright Announces the Asia Pacific Travel Innovator of the Year
Phocuswright Announces the Asia Pacific Travel Innovator of the Year
Research Update

Travel industry research authority, Phocuswright, has announced the award winners of the first Asia Pacific Travel Innovation Summit during Phocuswright India, currently underway in Gurgaon, India. Ten innovators took the stage to demonstrate their applications and solutions that are set to change the Asia Pacific travel industry. The winners represent the best of this elite group.

April 2016Digital Travel in Asia Pacific 2016: Beyond Potential
Digital Travel in Asia Pacific 2016: Beyond Potential
Research UpdateAnalyst: Douglas Quinby

After more than 20 years since launching The Phocuswright Conference – the largest gathering of senior executives in digital and travel from around the world – Phocuswright is kicking off its inaugural India conference 21 - 22 April 2016, to delve into the key trends transforming travel across Asia Pacific.

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