Let's confront, debate and delineate the state of the European travel industry

Phocuswright Europe, your best two days out of the office, features industry-leading speakers and innovators, roundtables and breakouts. Throughout the halls of our historic venue, you can expect conversations among leading executives, like-minded peers and thought-provoking breakouts.



Here's a preview of what to expect from a program curated by the leading analysts in travel research:

Airbnb's acquisition of HotelTonight
Airbnb has redefined lodging - making home and apartment rentals simple and mainstream. Now it is redefining itself, expanding into new businesses while maintaining its core proposition.
Related sessions:
Executive Interview: Airbnb

The battle for online bookings
As online growth decelerates, the battle for online bookings between suppliers and OTAs takes on added significance. Suppliers' investments in their direct booking platforms have paid off, and supplier websites and mobile apps will capture roughly two thirds of online bookings in 2018, with additional gains expected through 2022.
Related sessions:
Executive Interview: eDreams ODIGEO
Executive Roundtable: Tech Heads
Executive Interview: Founders Factory
Executive Interview: Booking.com
Keynote: Awaze
Phocuswright Research Presentation
Executive Interview: Expedia

Among OTAs, gulf widens between leaders and rest of the pack
Increasingly, the OTA landscape in Europe is dominated by Booking.com and Expedia, and in 2018 the two global giants will together capture 70% of European OTA bookings.
Related sessions:
Executive Interview: Booking.com
Executive Interview: Expedia

Brexit and travel: Much ado about something?
Already, the decline of the British pound that followed the Brexit referendum has affected British travelers' spending potential, which could hurt countries that rely heavily on the U.K. as a key inbound market.
Related sessions:
Executive Roundtable: Brexit - Dead Ahead

Overtourism creates opportunities and outrage in major hotspots
While some local governments have established tourism taxes and limits on access to cultural attractions and cruise ship dockings, more significant measures are needed to address the issue effectively.
Related sessions:
Phocuswright Research & Executive Roundtable: Experience This!
Executive Interview: Costa Crociere
Executive Interview: Airbnb
Keynote: Awaze
Executive Roundtable: At the Speed of Rail

View the detailed program here.

 



Program information is subject to change without notice.