Phocuswright Innovation Platform 2018 Roundup

The Travel Industry’s Premier Stages for Innovation

Phocuswright Innovation Platform 2018 Roundup Published February 2019 Analyst: Michael Coletta

 

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In spite of some early-stage funding contraction, the travel startup ecosystem is alive and well. This article explores the state of innovation in travel and highlights the top trends and developments, based on the innovators who participated in Phocuswright’s Innovation Platform events in 2018. Presenters are grouped into categories based on area of focus, and key trends are summarized.

  • Introduction
  • The State of Innovation in Travel
  • Innovators by Trend
    • Advertising & Marketing (9 innovators)
    • Search and Booking (9 innovators)
    • Finance and Payments (8 innovators)
    • Air Sales and Merchandising (8 innovators)
    • Distribution (6 innovators)
    • Physical Products / IoT (6 innovators)
    • Chat / Virtual Concierge (5 innovators)
    • Travel Interruption / Safety (4 innovators)
    • Traveler Identity (2 innovators)
  • Recap and Looking Forward
  • Background on the Phocuswright Innovation Platform
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