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Media Partners

2015 Attending Press

Jay Boehmer
The Beat

Barbara Peterson
Conde Nast Traveler and Travel Market Report

Ana Donato
Marketing Director

Dennis Schaal
News Editor

Linda Fox
Deputy Editor

Sean O'Neill

Koji Tsurumoto
CEO and Editor-in-Chief
Travel Voice Japan Ltd.

Lee Hayhurst
Travolution Editor
Travel Weekly Group

Charles Leocha
Editor in Chief
Travelers United

Javier Gonzalez-Soria

Walter Schut
Senior Editor

Liu Zhaohui

Geoffrey Kohl
Chief Travel Editor
Where Magazine

Additional Press

Vladimir Vasilev
B Step

Liezel Norval-Kruger
Lifestyle Editor
Elle Magazine

Anne Hartzell
Executive Editor
Hip Travel Mama

Patrick Mayock
Hotel News Now

Samantha Worgull
Editorial Assistant
Hotel News Now

Paolo Boni

Susie Baker
Vice President
Morris Communications Corp.

Sarika Chawla
Myriad Marketing

Hazel Jane Lyons
International Advertising
Northstar Travel Media

Kenneth Shapiro
Northstar Travel Media

Neal Tornopsky
Associate Publisher, Digital
Northstar Travel Media

Anthony DeRico

Juan Daniel Núñez
TecnoHotel Magazine

Murray Bailey
Travel Business Analyst

Ensley Eikenburg
Travel Content Consultant

Fred Gebhart
Business Travel Editor
Travel Market Report

Matt Zito
Managing Partner
Travel Startups Incubator, LLC.

Danny King
Hotels Editor
Travel Weekly

Chao Li
Founder & CEO

Charles Leocha
Travelers United

Cary Tang
General Manager, Syndication

Walter Schut
Senior Editor

Lauren Michod
Managing Director

Sandro Serra
Director, Business Development
USA Today Money Section

Media Coverage

Coverage from The Phocuswright Conference 2015

Switchfly’s Grace Reyes Named One of Phocuswright’s 35 Under 35
Business Wire

Radio Guest List–Phocuswright Conference, Hollywood, Florida–December 12, 2015
Peter Greenberg, Travel Editor
CBS News

LeisureLink Takes Center Stage at Phocuswright Travel Innovation Summit
Hospitality Net

CIS to feature innovative new travel technology at Phocuswright Conference

Phocuswright Announces the Next Generation of Groundbreaking Travel Innovators
Market Wired

Tavisca Solutions to Exhibit at The Phocuswright Conference, USA - November, 2015
PR Newswire

How travel tech companies can succeed in 2016

Rise of the unhotel

Revinate named “The Most Innovative Established Company” at Phocuswright Travel Innovation Summit 2015
Travel Daily News

Innovators in spotlight at Phocuswright show
Travel Weekly

Venture capitalists dispense advice at Phocuswright roundtable

The path to prevail
Travel Weekly

Tech innovation takes stage at Phocuswright conference
Travel Weekly

Phocuswright 2015: Expedia to invest in air and rail as rivals’ focus is elsewhere

Phocuswright 2015: TripAdvisor and hail compromise over instant book

Phocuswright 2015: Lufthansa losing share to rivals after imposing €16 GDS fee, says eDreams

Phocuswright 2015: It's vital to engage on mobile to reach customers, says Facebook

Phocuswright 2015: Travel firms’ profitability will be driven by machine learning

Phocuswright 2015: Google shows off new destination experience but denies OTA intention

Phocuswright 2015: Adadyn sets out to make programmatic marketing affordable for the little guy

Phocuswright 2015: Travel's big spenders are unsustainable, says Priceline's Fogel

Phocuswright 2015: Customer's digital expectations are calibrated by their last best experience

Phocuswright 2015: Melt Content unveils new website as it prepares to celebrate the ‘Britpack’

Phocuswright 2015: Vacatia launches family resort holiday rental marketplace

Phocuswright 2015: Vacatia launches promising to bring non-hotel resort accommodation to market

Phocuswright 2015: Personalisation remains the exception in the hotel sector, claims Revinate

My Take on Phocuswright's Battleground
Web in Travel

Winners at Phocuswright's Travel Innovation Summit
Web in Travel

Press Passes

The Phocuswright Conference features senior executives and key influencers from numerous sectors of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry and provides an excellent opportunity for members of the print and online media.

The Phocuswright Conference offers members of the media:

  • The ability to conduct interviews with industry leaders and analysts in a relaxed environment.
  • All-inclusive passes for admittance to scheduled conference programs, luncheons and cocktail receptions.
  • Speaker and sponsor/exhibitor information.

Complimentary press passes are available to professional members of the media who are "working press" on assignment covering the event or the companies presenting. To qualify for a pass, you must be employed by or freelance for the editorial side of a travel, business, financial or general news/lifestyle print or online publication (excludes company and member newsletters), or produce news segments for a broadcast network. Your role or title at the print or online publication or broadcast network cannot be in a sales, promotional or executive capacity (i.e. publisher, CEO, public relations titles do not qualify for complimentary press passes). Consultants, book writers and others who are not working press do not qualify for press passes. To qualify for a press pass, you must earn your living as a journalist.

You will be asked to submit recent, relevant bylined articles or describe your qualifications. Your attendance at past Phocuswright Conferences on a press pass does not automatically qualify you for a press pass for this year's conference. The pass is valid for all conference sessions, meals and materials.

Phocuswright reserves the right to qualify journalists upon receipt of the application. Questions should be directed to or +1 860 350-4084 x500. Your request for a press pass acknowledges that we may share your contact information with conference attendees (we will not divulge your email address without permission, however).

Members of the press are not permitted to sell or promote any company or product at any time during the event.

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