gathers Europe's top travel company leaders before their peers in Brussels,
Duesseldorf, Germany and Sherman, Conn., USA, September 12, 2006 -- PhoCusWright
Inc., an independent travel, tourism and hospitality research firm specializing
in consumer, business and competitive intelligence, is proud to announce a superior
roster of center stage speakers for The PhoCusWright Travel Conference, 25-27
September 2006, at the Hotel Le Plaza, Brussels, Belgium.
Head of Travel, Google UK Ltd
President, EMEA, Expedia Inc.
General Manager, Yahoo! and Kelkoo Travel, Europe
Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy, Amadeus IT Group S.A.
CEO, BCD Travel
Co-Founder, Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer, lastminute.com Plc and
Travelocity Europe Ltd
President International, TravelCLICK Inc.
Chief Marketing and Business Innovation Officer, Jumeirah
Ball, CEO, WORLDHOTELS
COO, Hotels, Northern Europe, Accor
A complete and up-to-date
speaker list is available here.
Highly-productive networking opportunities will abound as attendees from over
20 countries and five continents gather for these three special days dedicated
to fresh ideas, expansive thinking, incredible energy and uncommon community.
In keeping with the concept, “Not another travel conference… A better travel
conference…,” Philip C. Wolf, PhoCusWright, president and CEO stated, “Travel
industry players work very hard to differentiate themselves and resist commoditization.
At PhoCusWright, we feel the same way about travel industry conferences. So
we work very hard to create a more valuable, more productive, more stimulating
experience for our customers.” Program Highlights
The PhoCusWright Travel Conference innovative program includes a collection
of keynote addresses, case studies, roundtables, exclusive interviews and point/counterpoint
that will cover important subject matter and uncover tremendous insight such
strategies in Europe: Yahoo! and Google face-off
versus online travel agencies – unblurring the lines
executives strategize and online hotel specialists differentiate themselves
for search engine marketing and optimization
explaining competitive pay-per-click options for travel
And many more
covering tour operators, airlines, corporate travel, and India’s OTA’s
increasingly attract high-profile travel experts from Europe as they provide
more than just a series of lectures. The program is distinguished by methodical
interactions between speakers and the highly responsive audience,” explained
Michaela Papenhoff, managing director of h2c consulting and managing director
Europe for PhoCusWright. “As PhoCusWright’s representative in Europe, we are
convinced that this unique program will once again be an exciting experience
for all participants.”
Mr. Wolf agreed, “Attendees will have a tremendous opportunity to join an unparalleled
peer group and gain significant insight on critical next steps for their business.”
The free research brief Online Travel in Europe: Key Findings is exclusively
available to all attendees. Findings include information on the European online
travel market as a percent of the total travel market and growth rate by country.
Learn about European leading online travel agencies’ gross bookings, European
hotel sales by channel and more all in this one brief.
PhoCusWright analysts will also debut newly released research findings on business
imperatives in three sessions which are essential for planning and budgeting
for next year and beyond. Join them and get ready for 2007 by attending the
Business Strategies & Trends debate, participate in a briefing on What’s
New In Travel Technology, and learn What You Need To Know About Where To Go
in a session on the market-by-market characteristics, and the differences and
similarities that all European travel companies need to know.
For More Information
Further details on the complete program, list of speakers and press credentials
are available at www.phocuswright.com/events
or +49 211 9892558 or +1 860 350-4084 x500.
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