The Phocuswright Conference exists to gather company leaders on its Center Stage - but it also gives a showcase to startups and established brands with something new to share.
This year's event in Los Angeles next week is no exception.
The conference's focus on innovation is split into two elements: Summit and Launch.
Summit - The pinnacle of any young company seeking to showcase a new innovation to the travel industry. Summit takes place prime time on the main stage, in front of travel's most discerning audience.
Launch - Innovation isn’t just for startups - established companies are breaking new ground and developing new technologies. This is the stage for demonstrators changing the travel landscape within established companies.
Here is a roll-call of the companies showcasing at this year's event:
Situm Indoor Positioning - Indoor navigation technology for the traveler. Indoor workforce and asset-tracking technology to boost productivity.
Teckst - Teckst empowers travel brands to text with their customers in real time using flexible CRM integrations.
Futurestay - The smartest way to connect vacation rentals to everything - channels, guests, payments and their own brand.
Baarb - This enterprise B2B platform is helping global travel brands deliver hyper-relevant search results based on travelers' preferences.
Skylark - What's the future of luxury travel? It's what we all want: convenience, transparency, value, service - and amazing vacations.
TripElephant - Full service travel digital marketing solution.
Sleepbox - Sleepbox is a technology-driven micro-hotel providing frictionless, autonomous, affordable, private and safe housing during travel.
XTrader - XTrader offers connected TV and digital video as customer acquisition channels in China.
SafeTravelRx - Connecting travelers to on-demand assistance, transmitting location and medical information to emergency responders.
Airside Mobile - Airside's new privacy-by-design, consumer-centric ID platform offers a faster path to deploying biometrics in travel.
ConnexPay - How travel companies accept cards and pay for travel to save millions of dollars in fees is transforming.
uBingo Technology - This smart device and system activates hotel customers' in-house consumption ability and improves guest experiences.
Viselio - Viselio is a digital visa service, cutting the time to apply for a visa from several hours to just a couple of minutes.
Arise Travel - Arise is a blockchain-based distributed network for hotels and the ecosystem of products and services around them.
Rentals United - Discover how the vacation rental industry is drawing off new tech and how we propose to create the most advanced automation platform the sector has ever seen.
Vivere.travel - Vivere.travel transforms your vacation vision into reality. A personalized, interest-based, visual travel guide.
PerfectStay - Big brands can fully realize their potential for packaged travel sales with this B2B travel operator.
TripStack - A simple and cost-effective API provides the best LCC fares and virtual interlining to OTAs and traditional travel agencies.
ZUZU Hospitality Solutions - ZUZU HS shows how a people-centric approach delivers revenue maximization from its pricing and distribution technology.
AllSeated - Genuine virtual reality that provides venues with the highest ROI in the history of event technology.
Lola.com - Lola.com provides companies the visibility and control they want, while giving travelers the amazing experience they need.
Perfect Price - The dynamic pricing platform that uses AI and machine learning to maximize profitability in an increasingly digital world.
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App in the Air - Introducing personalized air booking: tailored search results that are 'biased' towards the user.
Fareboom - Thriving on data: What triggers purchase decision moments? Can you cut CAC by 33%? Can post purchase support run by itself?
AirHelp - Machine learning: AirHelps' bots in charge of handling claims.
Livn - Through a single integration with Livn API, our B2B partners can connect to 15,000 tour operators with over 700,000 global tours and activities.
Affirm - Affirm allows your customers to pay for their trips over time via monthly installments offered at the point of sale.
Odysseus Solutions - A mobile-ready booking engine to dynamically build cruise packages using individual flight schedules, transfer times and cruise departures.
Sift Science - Sift Science's loyalty fraud prevention tool protects not only your brand but also your customers' hard-earned rewards.
Amadeus - Introducing the industry's first content management and distribution solution for personalized media.
Kiwi.com - Harnessing the power of Virtual Interlining we have gone further and made our suite of travel technology platforms available to travel agents and third parties.
PKFARE - A B2B travel marketplace driven by machine learning technology crashes the barriers and flats the trades in travel industry.
iinside - Learn how this travel API platform creates better, data-driven travel experiences for OTA, rideshare and airline apps.
Quicket - Quicket demonstrates what could be possible if there are no legacy technology constraints for speech and face recognition, virtual and augmented reality, and machine-learning advancement in mobile computing.
Uplift - Uplift is the leading provider of flexible, seamless, pay-over-time consumer financing solutions for the travel industry.
Tinyclues - Tinyclues' AI-first solution reinvents how marketers work while doubling their campaign revenue and improving the customer experience.
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