Phocuswright explores travel tech challenges unique to Europe

 Friday, May 18, 2018 


PhocuswrightBetween 15th and 17th May, innovation in travel technology gained prominent attention at Phocuswright Europe.


The event witnessed the participation of over 600 attendees from 39 countries that had conglomerated to hear keynotes, interviews and roundtables featuring executives from AccorHotels, Amadeus, Lufthansa, Facebook, Airbnb, Booking,com, Hotelbeds, Google and Skyscanner, besides others.


Challenges exclusive to the European travel market were explored.


The analysts of Phocuswright also offered their latest findings on the state of European startup companies.


Singapore-based Web in Travel had hosted its second ‘WIT Europe’ program offering an insider perspective on navigating and succeeding in the Asia-Pacific market.


After a series of short product pitches from the tech brands of Europe, the Innovator of the Year award was presented to Situm that has developed an indoor GPS mapping system. Stasher that matches people eager to store luggage with hosts for additional storage room had won the People’s Choice Award.


During a Young Leaders Summit, 23 delegates under 35 that is a combination of startups and established international brands were matched with many more experienced mentors.


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