Sherman, CT — Travel industry research authority PhoCusWright Inc. has named the winners 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). The applicant pool is vetted by expert PhoCusWright technology analysts based on the uniqueness of underlying technical innovation, not on the age of the company applying or the novelty of the niche.
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.
The Gust Award for Travel Innovation: Startup Category – Hipmunk
The QuickMobile Award for Travel Innovation: Emerging Category – ReviewPro
The Creative Alliance Award for Travel Innovation: Established Category – GroundLink
The ODIGEO Award for Travel Innovation: Mobile Technology Category – GroundLink
The Deloitte Award for Travel Innovation: Social Media Category – gtrot
The TravelStoreMaker.com Award for Travel Innovation: International Category – Evature
The DEMO Award for the Most Game-Changing Travel Innovation – Evature
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).