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Amadeus IT Group Named the PhoCusWright Travel Innovation Summit Winner
Amadeus IT Group's Affinity Shopper took top honors among 34 innovative companies at The Travel Innovation Summit@The PhoCusWright Conference. These early-stage, emerging and established companies demonstrated applications, mobile technology and solutions in front of a live audience of travel industry executives and thought leaders.
Three additional companies were honored as finalists of The Travel Innovation Summit. They were selected by real-time audience voting on Tuesday, November 17. The finalists moved on to demonstrate their groundbreaking innovations to be voted on by attendees and a distinguished panel of judges during Center Stage@The PhoCusWright Conference.
The 2009 PhoCusWright Travel Innovation Summit Winner and finalists are:
Amadeus IT Group (Affinity Shopper)-The PhoCusWright Travel Innovation Summit Winner
gliider-The PhoCusWright Travel Innovation Summit Finalist
GlobalMotion (EveryTrail)-The PhoCusWright Travel Innovation Summit Finalist
Translations.com (Language Weaver)-The PhoCusWright Travel Innovation Summit Finalist
"PhoCusWright interviewed dozens of innovators from around the world. They represented companies large and small, established, emerging and startup," says Bob Offutt, senior technology analyst at PhoCusWright. "The great new ideas that were demonstrated at this year's Travel Innovation Summit show that even in tough economic times, innovation is thriving." The overall tone and sentiment of The Travel Innovation Summit was summarized best by the opening comments of Philip Wolf, president and CEO of PhoCusWright, "Now is the time for the true entrepreneur to shine. As economies faltered around the world, people looked for alternatives-cheaper alternatives, faster alternatives, easier alternatives and smaller alternatives-to what they were currently using. To some, this is a crisis; to an innovator, this is an opportunity."
View all Travel Innovation Summit demonstrations, Center Stage presentations and more by purchasing The PhoCusWright Conference Online Ticket. On-demand content will be available through January 31, 2010.
PhoCusWright delivers qualitative and quantitative research on the evolving dynamics that influence travel, tourism and hospitality distribution. Our marketplace intelligence is the industry standard for segmentation, sizing, forecasting, trends, analysis and consumer travel planning behavior. Every day around the world, senior executives, marketers, strategists and research professionals from all segments of the industry value chain use PhoCusWright research for competitive advantage.
To complement its primary research in North and Latin America, Europe and Asia, PhoCusWright produces several high-profile conferences and trade shows in the U.S. and Germany, and partners with conferences in Canada, China and Singapore. Industry leaders and company analysts bring this intelligence to life by debating issues, sharing ideas and defining the ever-evolving reality of travel commerce.
The company is headquartered in the United States with Asia Pacific operations based in India and local analysts on five continents.
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