SOURCE: Phocuswright Inc.

Phocuswright Inc.

November 12, 2014 21:49 ET

Phocuswright Announces the Next Generation of Groundbreaking Travel Innovators

PassportCard International Wins the $100K General Catalyst Award

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Nov 12, 2014) - Travel industry research authority Phocuswright Inc. has announced the award winners of The Travel Innovation Summit, held on Nov. 11, the first day of The Phocuswright Conference currently underway in Los Angeles, Calif. Each year, 32 innovators are selected to demonstrate groundbreaking applications and solutions that are set to change the travel industry. The winners represent the best of this elite group.

Winners are chosen by a panel of judges comprised of travel and technology experts, who determine the top innovation in each of three categories -- startup, emerging and established. Awards were also presented for the $100,000 General Catalyst Award for Travel Innovation and the Brand USA Marketing Innovation Award. Attendees of The Phocuswright Conference determined The Travel Innovation Summit People's Choice Award.

WINNERS

  • The General Catalyst Award for Travel Innovation: PassportCard International
  • The Brand USA Award for Travel Marketing Innovation: bd4travel GmbH
  • The 2014 Travel Innovation Summit People's Choice Award: Options Away
  • The Most Innovative Startup Company: VacationFutures
  • The Most Innovative Emerging Company: PassportCard International
  • The Most Innovative Established Company: WorldMate Inc.

RUNNERS-UP

  • The General Catalyst Award for Travel Innovation: Mozio
  • The 2014 Travel Innovation Summit People's Choice Award: Nor1
  • Innovative Startup Company: TableGrabber
  • Innovative Emerging Company: Options Away
  • Innovative Established Company: Amadeus

FINALISTS

  • Innovative Startup Company: Tripscope
  • Innovative Emerging Company: Distil Networks and Mozio
  • Innovative Established Company: Nor1

Learn more about the companies and gain access to on-demand conference video phocuswrightconference.com.

ABOUT PHOCUSWRIGHT INC. (www.phocuswright.com)
Phocuswright, the travel industry research authority, fosters smart strategic planning and tactical decision-making by delivering primary research on the evolving dynamics that influence travel, tourism and hospitality distribution. To complement its research in North America, Europe and Asia, Phocuswright partners with and produces several high-profile conferences around the world.

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