Travolution partners with PhoCusWright for Spring 2008 Summit in London

Friday, 2 November 2007 – London, UK, and Sherman, CT, USATravolution and PhoCusWright, leading authorities in online travel and global marketplace intelligence, will be joining forces in 2008 for a unique and exciting partnership.


Travolution, the UK’s only media brand for the online travel industry, will host its spring 2008 conference with PhoCusWright, research experts in the evolving dynamics that influence how travelers, suppliers and intermediaries connect.


The Travolution Summit Europe in association PhoCusWright will take place on Thursday 24th April 2008 at the Royal Garden Hotel in London.


The conference promises to be one of the most informative and comprehensive events in Europe in 2008, providing delegates with the opportunity to hear from the highest level speakers, network with top industry professionals and discuss at depth the issues affecting this rapidly evolving market.


Simon Ferguson, publishing director of Travolution, said: “The European travel industry is evolving at an incredible pace as distribution shifts online and consumers dictate how they want to interact with travel brands on the web. This conference will address these and other hugely important issues affecting the entire industry.


“The PhoCusWright relationship is a key stage in Travolution’s development. Travolution remains the only media brand dedicated to the online travel market, and teaming up with PhoCusWright allows us to extend this position Europe-wide, and beyond.”


PhoCusWright chief executive Philip Wolf added: “We’re enthused about what the partnership means for our attendees and sponsors.


“Travolution’s probing journalists combining with PhoCusWright’s market research experts will deliver an unprecedented content-driven event experience in Europe.”


Speaker information, sponsorship opportunities, delegate booking facilities and further information about the event will be available on a dedicated website in the coming weeks.


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NOTES TO EDITORS


Travolution


Based in London and part of the TW Group at Reed Business Information, Travolution is the only media brand dedicated to the online travel market.


It targets the ‘new breed’ of travel companies – online travel agents, travel portals and travel search engines, plus traditional travel agents for whom online is a major part of their business. Travolution also targets a wide range of suppliers – hotels, airlines, tourist boards and ancillary providers, for whom online distribution is key.


Travolution comprises a bi-monthly magazine, a leading website and one of the travel industry’s most popular blogs.


Contacts:


• Kevin May (editor) – 00 44 (0)20 8223 0515 or kevin.may@rbi.co.uk
• Charlotte Davies (sales and sponsorship manager) – 00 44 (0) 20 8652 3860 or charlotte.davies@rbi.co.uk



PhoCusWright


PhocusWright is the travel industry research authority on the evolving dynamics that influence how travellers, suppliers and intermediaries connect. Independent, rigorous and unbiased, PhoCusWright enables companies to make smart, profitable decisions.


PhoCusWright provides global marketplace intelligence, offering an array of qualitative and quantitative research through subscription services, individual reports and sponsored assignments. Areas of emphasis include consumer travel planning behaviour as well as industry segmentation, sizing, forecasting, trends and analysis. Clients represent all facets of the industry value chain from around the world.


The company is headquartered in Connecticut, USA, with offices in New York, Duesseldorf and Mumbai.


Contacts:


• Bruce Rosard (vice president, sales and marketing) – 00 1 860 350-4084 x375 or brosard@phocuswright.com
• Lorraine Sileo (vice president, research) – 00 1 860 350-4084 x130 or lsileo@phocuswright.com


www.phocuswright.com

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