SOURCE: Phocuswright Inc.

PhoCusWright Inc.

November 22, 2011 16:54 ET

PhoCusWright Announces Travel Innovation Summit Winners

SHERMAN, CT--(Marketwire - Nov 22, 2011) - Travel industry research authority PhoCusWright Inc. (www.phocuswright.com) has named the winners (www.conference.phocuswright.com/innovators) of the coveted Travel Innovation Summit awards. The award winners represent the best of an elite group of 30 innovators selected to demonstrate travel applications and solutions on the first day of The PhoCusWright Conference, held November 15 - 17, 2011 in Hollywood, FL USA (Ft. Lauderdale/Miami).

A savvy panel of judges selected the best innovation in each of six categories, awarding a single winner of The DEMO Award for the Most Game-Changing Travel Innovation.

WINNERS
The Gust Award for Travel Innovation: Startup Category ($15,000 prize) -- Hipmunk
The QuickMobile Award for Travel Innovation: Emerging Category ($15,000 prize) -- ReviewPro
The Creative Alliance Award for Travel Innovation: Established Category ($15,000 prize) -- GroundLink
The ODIGEO Award for Travel Innovation: Mobile Technology Category ($5,000 prize) -- GroundLink
The Deloitte Award for Travel Innovation: Social Media Category ($5,000 prize) -- gtrot
The TravelStoreMaker.com Award for Travel Innovation: International Category ($5,000 prize) -- Evature
The DEMO Award for the Most Game-Changing Travel Innovation -- Evature

RUNNERS UP
The Gust Award for Travel Innovation: Startup Category -- TripLingo
The QuickMobile Award for Travel Innovation: Emerging Category -- Evature
The Creative Alliance Award for Travel Innovation: Established Category -- Truphone

"In a flat travel market, the only way to grow is by stealing market share," said PhoCusWright chairman Philip Wolf. "The demonstrators who take the stage at The Travel Innovation Summit understand the power of innovation to drive growth."

View all Travel Innovation Summit demonstrations, Center Stage presentations and more via the free Online Ticket. On-demand content is available through May 31, 2012 (http://pcwi.phocuswright.com/PC11-online-ticket.html).

ABOUT PHOCUSWRIGHT
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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