SOURCE: Phocuswright Inc.

Phocuswright Inc.

November 18, 2015 19:35 ET

Phocuswright Announces the Next Generation of Groundbreaking Travel Innovators

Tansler Inc. Wins the $100K General Catalyst Award

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Nov 18, 2015) - Travel industry research authority Phocuswright has announced the award winners of The Travel Innovation Summit, held on Nov. 17 and 18, during The Phocuswright Conference currently underway in Hollywood/Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Each year, innovative companies 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 "Dragons" comprised of travel and technology experts, who determine the top innovation in three categories -- Startup, Emerging and Established. One company was selected to win the Brand USA Award for Travel Marketing Innovation and one company was awarded the General Catalyst Award for Travel Innovation, which comes with a $100,000 convertible note.

The People's Choice Award, as determined by attendee voting, will be announced Thursday, November 19, at 1:30 pm EST.


  • The General Catalyst Award for Travel Innovation: Tansler Inc. 
  • The Brand USA Award for Travel Marketing Innovation: Travefy
  • 33entrepreneurs Best Team Award: Trekkable
  • The Most Innovative Startup Company: Proxce
  • The Most Innovative Emerging Company: Tansler Inc. 
  • The Most Innovative Established Company: Revinate


  • Innovative Startup Company: Zizoo
  • Innovative Emerging Company: AirHelp
  • Innovative Established Company: Hipmunk

uses proximity-based, contactless identification for mobile check-in, service delivery and keyless entry at hotels. Using guest data, Revinate delivers personalized experiences that create valuable relationships and lifelong customers. Tansler Inc. is an online vacation rental marketplace that lets travelers name their price and allows hosts to compete for their stay. Travefy is a group travel planner that provides powerful collaboration tools for travel brands, suppliers and agents. Trekkable helps mobility challenged travelers shop and book lodging alternatives to fit their needs without extra cost, time or effort.

View all Travel Innovation Summit demonstrations and more via the free online ticket. On-demand content is available through March 31, 2016.

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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