Phocuswright Selects As Demonstrator At The Travel Innovation Summit On November 1

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PhoCusWright Selects as Demonstrator at the Travel Innovation

Summit on November 17, 2009

MIAMI, March 10 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

    Ashwin Kamlani, CEO of, operator of the world's only free online

distribution network for the hotel industry, has been selected to participate in PhoCusWright's

prestigious Travel Innovation Summit in Orlando, FL on November 17, 2009.  The Summit is the

second of its kind by PhoCusWright, showcasing innovators from around the world whose

businesses focus on travel planning, purchasing and trending. 

    A few carefully selected companies will be showcasing the travel 

industry's most innovative Web and mobile-based solutions.  Participants and 

attendees alike are guaranteed a very informative session, with valuable 

opportunities to network, to sell their products and/or services, and to 

partner with other members of the travel and hospitality industry.   

    The attendees of The Travel Innovation Summit carefully review and judge 

each demonstration and select companies to participate in the high profile Center Stage portion

of The PhoCusWright Conference.  Each finalist is 

allotted "Five Minutes of Fame" during which time they go on stage, and have 

the opportunity to once again demonstrate their product/service and be judged 

by a panel of industry experts. Last year's Center Stage demonstrators were Home&Abroad,

TripIt, Triporati, Wandrian Inc.,, and Interactive MOBILE @dvertising LLC -- also

named "Best in Show." 

    Mr. Kamlani is expected to discuss's controversial 

commission-free model in detail and what its impact on the hospitality 

industry will be, and already has been in the short time since the model's unveiling earlier this

year.  In recent weeks the Company has announced 

several distribution agreements with major hotel chains, and continues to grow 

their portfolio of independent hotels through their automated Free Profile tool. 


    About, founded by Danish entrepreneur Morten Sondergaard, operates the

world's first and only free online distribution network for the 

hotel industry.  Ashwin Kamlani, formerly Global VP of Distribution with Sol 

Melia Hotels & Resorts, was selected as CEO of in March 2008 

and is based in the Company's Miami office.   


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