PhoCusWright In the News

PhoCusWright is one of the most quoted travel industry research firms in the world. Below is a sampling of press mentions.

Expedia, Inc. Announces Upcoming Conference Participation for November 2014
Businessweek October 31, 2014
President and Chief Executive Officer, Dara Khosrowshahi, will participate in a Center Stage Executive interview at the PhoCusWright Conference in Los Angeles on Wednesday, November 12, 2014, beginning at 5:50 p.m. Pacific Standard Time / 8:50 p.m. ...

Merkle to Host Digital Marketing Workshops at PhoCusWright Conference
Fort Mills Times October 30, 2014
COLUMBIA, Md. — Merkle (www.merkleinc.com), a leading technology-enabled, data-driven customer relationship marketing (CRM) firm and the nation's largest privately held agency, announced that it will be hosting two workshops at the PhoCusWright ...

China's Internet Giants Get Online-Travel Bug
Wall Street Journal October 29, 2014
China's big three Internet giants “all have some kind of travel play going and certainly their eyes are on a broader market,” says Maggie Rauch an analyst at PhoCusWright, a travel research firm. “Alibaba, Tencent and Baidu have so much reach and so ...

News Recap - Expedia Inc (NASDAQ:EXPE), Philip Morris International Inc ...
Investor Wired (press release) October 29, 2014
Expedia Inc (NASDAQ:EXPE) declared its attendance at the RBC Capital Markets Technology, Internet, Media & Telecommunications Conference and the PhoCusWright Conference this November. Expedia Inc (NASDAQ:EXPE) share prices have gone up ...

Rise of the 'conference crashers' threatens ticket sales
Meetpie (press release) October 28, 2014
Jay Hoffmann, chief executive of a hotel booking website, has attended two PhoCusWright travel industry conferences without registering - having six to 12 meetings a day 'at the bar'. “We can certainly afford to register, but we're not really attending ...

Are Travel Agents Still A Thing?
4Hoteliers October 27, 2014
Cruise line and tour operator sales remain a lifeline for agents catering to the leisure sector, according to PhoCusWright. The Daddy Warbucks of the world are more likely to use travel agents because they desire assurance and convenience--they want ...

Travel startups: avoid the hawks and target the untapped opportunities instead
Tnooz October 27, 2014
A string of travel startups have emerged in the past few years which have deliberately avoided the sectors already saturated by the “hawks”, as PhoCusWright analyst Chetan Kapoor calls them. It makes a lot of sense. Why try and go up against online ...

Travel Industry Survey 2014
Travel Weekly October 27, 2014
2014 Travel Industry Survey A little more than nine years ago, I wrote a column asking Travel Weekly's audience to help redefine what the world calls people who sell retail travel. Even then, the convergence and blurring of the offline and online ...

Four years in, assessing Google Flight Search
STLtoday.com October 26, 2014
Four online agencies — Expedia, Orbitz, Priceline (which owns Kayak.com) and Travelocity — have a virtual lock on the American online travel industry, with a 95 percent market share, according to analysis by PhoCusWright. “I don't think that Fare ...

TripAdvisor is new powerhouse in hospitality industry
Indianapolis Business Journal October 24, 2014
The PhoCusWright study backs that up. Eighty-seven percent of TripAdvisor users agreed that an appropriate management response to a bad review improved their impression of the hotel, while 62 percent said that seeing hotel management responses to ...

Phillip Tau Named One of PhoCusWright's 35 Under 35 in Travel
PR Web (press release) October 19, 2014
Cornerstone Information Systems, one of the world's largest privately owned travel technology companies, announced today that Phillip Tau, Business Development, was selected as one of PhoCusWright's 35 Under 35 in the PhoCusWright Young Leaders ...

Utrip Selected for PhoCusWright's 2014 Travel Innovation Summit
DigitalJournal.com October 14, 2014
SEATTLE -- Oct. 14, 2014 -- PRZen -- Utrip, a free travel planning platform that uses artificial intelligence to create personalized itineraries in minutes, announced today that it has been selected as a global innovator for the Travel Innovation ...

Phocuswright promove webinar gratuito sobre millenials
Panrotas - Portal de Turismo October 13, 2014
A Phocuswright oferece gratuitamente no próximo dia 21 um curso gratuito sobre a revolução que o turismo tem passado em termos de tecnologia. Dentre os tópicos abordados estarão o comportamento da nova geração de viajantes (os millenials) e seu ...

Presidente do AlugueTemporada ganha premiação da PhoCusWright
Mercado & Eventos October 06, 2014
Nicholas Spitzman, presidente do site AlugueTemporada do grupo HomeAway, conquistou o prêmio Young Leaders (Jovem Líder), concedido pela PhoCusWright, empresa conceituada de pesquisas do setor de Turismo e Viagens. A premiação será ...

Mapie Consultoria agora também é Phocuswright no Brasil
PanHotéis Hotelaria e Gastronomia Profissional October 06, 2014
Consultoria especializada no mercado hoteleiro, a curitibana Mapie passa a ser, também, Phocuswright no Brasil e no Chile. A primeira conversa ocorreu no Fórum PANROTAS, em abril, após palestra do fundador da empresa norte-americana, Philip Wolf, ...

6 Reasons You Need A Travel Agent
Forbes September 30, 2014
By Irene S. Levine, Next Avenue Contributor. Over the past 15 years, the number of “do-it-yourself” travelers arranging trips online has soared. Fewer than 10% of leisure travelers now use a travel agent, according to PhoCusWright, an industry research ...