Travel Research and Event Testimonials

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"The magnitude of The Phocuswright Conference is impressive. As a first time attendee, I can honestly say there is no other industry event with the amount of influence and cache as Phocuswright."
Brett Asbury
Executive Vice President
Gray Line Worldwide

"Phocuswright is the preeminent travel industry event globally for brainstorming with industry peers, maintaining and building new relationships, and taking the pulse of next generation trends in travel."
Fritz Demopoulos
Queen's Road Capital

"I met my initial angel investors and advisors at my first Phocuswright Conference. This year, participating in The Travel Innovation Summit was a major milestone for Groupize. It instantly gave us credibility with the industry and opened doors with all the strategic players and investors. Winning the emerging category was actually the catalyst for our Series A1 which was led by one of the judges. PhoCusWirght is where all the players are and The Travel Innovation Summit gives you access to them."
Charles de Gaspé Beaubien, President and CEO

"Over the past few years, we've used Phocuswright for a number of different projects. They have always been incredibly professional, timely and helpful with our requests. We love working with Phocuswright because they have a depth of travel related knowledge and experience. We keep coming back to Phocuswright because they have a different type of reach than we do. They are able to get beyond our own users to ask and analyze questions that matter."
Janna-Lynn Dupree, Senior User Experience Researcher

"Thank you very much for putting on an AMAZING conference and giving OLSET the opportunity to be part of The Travel Innovation Summit. The event gave us unparalleled access to partners, investors and other innovators that would have taken months to set up outside of the conference. I have been to many conferences in my career and I can definitely say that this one tops them all."
Gadi Bashvitz, Founder, President & Fellow Traveler

"Presenting at Phocuswright's Travel Innovation Summit was phenomenally rewarding for us. We were fortunate to connect with and learn from so many businesses and travel leaders and we came away with a diverse group of companies for whom we are supporting their translation needs. Thank you for putting on such a fantastic conference!"
Ryan Frankel, Chief Executive Officer

"Overall great job by Douglas [Quinby]. Appreciated his openness to working with us and helping us understand the POV that he was bringing to the table. You could tell he very much cared about making the session a success and helping us achieve our goals with the audience and internal stakeholders. I look forward to working with Douglas in the future."
Tony Schirripa, Travel Top Accounts - Americas Lead

"Phocuswright has been an invaluable source of data and knowledge during our journey. Its sector-establishing report "When They Get There (And Why They Go)" not only proved to us that there really was a large opportunity, but armed us with the data we needed to make our first deals. Additionally, being able to present at the Travel Innovation Summit at the 2011 Phocuswright Conference put us in front of all the decision-makers we were trying to reach in a single event. That event alone propelled us from being an unknown startup to a known brand in our sector, something we could never have done on our own that quickly."
Alex Kremer, Co-Founder

"Delighted to have used Phocuswright for our recent travel trade research project. From the initial concept through to executive, the team were extremely professional. With thanks."
Carl Walsh, Director of Travel Trade

"Douglas Quinby did a great job, start to finish – demonstrating total command of the research, strategically filtering findings for specific stakeholders, and providing relevant markers for our destination."
Kurt Schroeder, Director, Marketing & Communications
Banff Lake Louise Toursm

"The Phocuswright study "When they Get There (and Why They Go)" was great because it was the first study of its kind and gave us data when there was actually none! It gave us visibility on the market, potential axis for growth and also helped CityDiscovery gain exposure."
Wladimir Guez, Vice President, Co-Founder
City Discovery, Inc.

"The travel industry is constantly changing and evolving and we need to be always one step ahead, adapting ourselves to the new environment and finding more about traveller desires. TUI believes that Phocuswright can help us define that journey better."
Paul Anthony, Director of Destination Services
TUI Travel Accommodation & Destinations

"Viator has been a longtime subscriber to Phocuswright research and we're eager to support efforts to increase understanding of the complex and fragmented European in-destination tours and activities market."
Kelly Gillease, Vice President, Marketing
Viator Inc.

"It has been a pleasure and a honor to work with Catherina Reith and Florence Kaci during all the months before the event. Florence made a professional and enthusiastic speech that we really appreciated as the audience."
Mauro Santinato, CEO
Teamwork srl

"Phocuswright's Ram Badrinathan offered some great insights into future travel distribution trends. He was part of a very successful conference program."
Michael Yates, Marketing Director

"A huge thank you for doing an amazing job on behalf of USTOA! Your content was spot on, use of technology cutting edge and panel discussion lively and meaningful. I couldn't have asked for anything better!"
Terry Dale, President
United States Tour Operators Association

"I am out of questions! Thank you, thank you very much for the great presentation. The results are very impressive. You have done very good – and big – work. Thank you very much."
Leonid Pustov, Co-Founder
Travolver (Big Wave Innovation)

"Thank you very much for your presentation. I think it's a very good job, and we are very impressed. For the first time, [there is] very profound and complete research for online travel market for Russia and Eastern Europe countries. So thank you very much – it's very, very useful for us."
Artem Pukhovskiy, Vice President of Strategic Development

"Douglas Quinby provided interesting and engaging content for the attendees of our annual conference for vacation rental owners and managers. This is not an average PowerPoint presentation loaded with bullet points. It was obvious that Douglas and his colleagues spent time to tailor the information to our audience and keep the large group engaged, even over dinner!"
Leah McGarry, Product Marketing Manager

"Thanks again for your enthralling presentation at our head office. Everyone involved was thrilled by the quality of the results of the whole project as well as your visit."
Philipp Grieder, Senior Marketing Project Manager
Interhome AG

"Thank you, Phocuswright for your hard work in completing 'The Airline as a Retailer' white paper. We've been busy telling everyone about it and they have responded with white paper requests coming in daily. We regard the campaign as a real success and would like to thank you for your efforts. The content of the paper has great substance and is so 'on-topic' it's not surprising we have received such positive feedback."
Yvonne Waldron, Director of Marketing
OpenJaw Technologies

"Thank you once again for a thought provoking and informative presentation at our conference. As always, you leave the audience with the usual mix of questions, answers, interest and energy to get out there and make things happen!"
Ian Murray , Vice President, Marketing and Product Development
Discover the World Marketing

"Your research and presentation proved to be a great investment and money very well spent."
David Goodis, CEO
Revelex Corporation

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