Kevin May

Editor in Chief

2021 Phocuswright Europe speaker

Kevin May Editor in Chief
Kevin May has covered technology, distribution and the digital economy in the travel, tourism and hospitality industry since 2005, in roles prior to PhocusWire as editor of both Travolution and Tnooz.

He began his career as a reporter at the Police Gazette in London, before moving to local newspapers as deputy editor of the Essex Enquirer and then the web editor of business title, Media Week (UK).

Kevin holds a degree in criminology and is also the author of a forthcoming biography about British electronic band, Depeche Mode.


Tuesday, June 29, 2021 15:35 – 15:50 CET


It's a matter of when, not if the great travel rebound happens. Despite the fits and starts, there is palpable optimism in the industry as it looks to the future. Phocuswright sets the stage for what the shape of recovery will look like for an industry that looks very different to its pre-pandemic avatar.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2021 17:25 – 17:35 CET

To be Continued...

A recap and commentary on the highlights of the day's sessions.

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Wednesday, June 30, 2021 15:35 – 15:40 CET

Chapter 2

A peek at what's coming up on Center Stage as the plot thickens.

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Wednesday, June 30, 2021 16:00 – 16:15 CET

Cruising Altitude: A Long Way Up?

It's been a tough year and a half for Europe's second largest airline. But as travelers prepare to take flight and restrictions are eased, how is it plotting its return and what turbulence is it planning for? EasyJet’s chief commercial officer, Sophie Dekkers talks about headwinds and tailwinds as travel makes its return.

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Wednesday, June 30, 2021 16:55 – 17:10 CET

The Great Divide: Can the Industry Avoid Traveler Inequality?

Will there be a greater divide between traveler "haves" and "have nots"? Just as the new global traveler was crossing borders and exploring new cultures, travel stopped. Now, with vaccines mostly earmarked for affluent nations and economic burdens taking their toll, there is concern that too many may be left out of the recovery. How do we stop it in its tracks?

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