November 13, 2015 08:00 ET

Thomas Jankowski Named One of Phocuswright's 35 Under 35 in Travel

Thomas Jankowski, Chief Digital Officer of FlightNetwork.com, was named one of Phocuswright's 35 Young Leaders as part of its Class of 2015

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 13, 2015) - FlightNetwork.com, a leading Profit 500 Online Travel Agency, announced today that Chief Digital Officer, Thomas Jankowski, was selected as one of Phocuswright's 35 Under 35 in the Phocuswright Young Leaders Summit. The Young Leaders Summit recognizes rising stars in the travel industry and encourages executive development through experienced guest speakers, networking and an incubatory environment.

The summit showcases the important role young leaders play in the future growth of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry. The 35 people selected represent an elite group of ambitious professionals under the age of 35.

This year's summit will be held in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, from November 16th through 19th in conjunction with The Phocuswright Conference - the top travel industry event.

"I'm deeply honored to be named to The Class of 35," said Jankowski. "It is very exciting to be recognized in such a fast-paced, competitive industry. Our aim at Flight Network is to provide best content in travel and to exemplify best practices and hone in on emerging trends as the industry changes. It's a great time to be in travel and I look forward to collaborating with fellow innovators and disruptors."

As FlightNetwork.com's CDO, Thomas Jankowski drives the digital strategy, oversees global expansion, customer acquisition and sales, and is the mind behind revenue management, analytics and many of the company's winning algorithms. Thomas has a multi-faceted, interdisciplinary background that stems from a lifetime of global experiences and helps him keep a keen eye for new advances in technology and data analytics through his collaboration with a number of digital advisory boards. Thomas holds an HBA from University of Toronto and an MA from University of Sunderland.

The young professionals selected to participate in the summit are true achievers. Phocuswright's committee looks for smart, dedicated young people that are excited about working in travel. The Young Leaders Summit provides the platform for these key travel industry professionals to network with and be part of a collaborative and diverse community of peers.

About FlightNetwork.com

Flight Network is one of Canada's largest online travel websites because it delivers the lowest airfares. Flight Network's award-winning customer support is staffed by 150+ travel specialists who help customers find the best travel deals 24/7. Formed in 2005, Flight Network makes travel more convenient, reduces airfares, and saves customers money with its industry-first Price Drop Protection program, which is why millions of flight, hotels, and vacations are booked through the website each year.

About Phocuswright Inc.

Phocuswright is the travel industry research authority on how travelers, suppliers and intermediaries connect. Independent, rigorous and unbiased, Phocuswright fosters smart strategic planning, tactical decision-making and organizational effectiveness.

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 in the United States and Europe, and partners with conferences in 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.

Phocuswright is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Northstar Travel Media, LLC.

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