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TRAVDEX™ and Hospitality Upgrade Partner on Travel Technology Trade Show


Sherman, Conn. USA, October 1, 2009—TRAVDEX™, the one-stop shopping trade show for travel technology, announced today a marketing partnership with Hospitality Upgrade. As the leading publication focused on technology for hospitality providers, Hospitality Upgrade will be the exclusive B2B hospitality marketing partner for the inaugural TRAVDEX™ taking place in May 2010.

"We are very pleased to be an exclusive media partner for PhoCusWright and TRAVDEX™," said Richard Siegel, president and publisher for Hospitality Upgrade. "As optimism grows for 2010, we were looking for ways to benefit our loyal readers and supporters and the timing of this relationship was perfect. Our companies are mutually well-respected within our industry and we look forward to the event being held in our own backyard."

TRAVDEX™ brings together travel technology sellers and travel industry suppliers, intermediaries and other technology purchasers in a global trade show. TRAVDEX™ debuts May 5-7, 2010 at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta. TRAVDEX™ is produced by PhoCusWright Inc., the leading authority on how travelers, suppliers and intermediaries connect.

Hospitality Upgrade joins the OpenTravel Alliance, HSMAI and ATME as the first group of travel, tourism and hospitality industry partners to announce its support of TRAVDEX™. The trade show attracts global buyers and sellers of travel technology and facilitates business networking and deal-making sessions.

"Hospitality Upgrade is the leading publication related to technology in the hospitality industry. Their partnership with TRAVDEX™ will be a great vehicle to promote this new trade show," said Philip C. Wolf, president and CEO of PhoCusWright. "TRAVDEX™ showcases the best and the brightest players in travel technology and we are thrilled to be working with Hospitality Upgrade to attract their readers and advertisers to this premier industry gathering of sellers and buyers."

TRAVDEX™ registration is now open. To purchase a ticket or exhibition space, visit www.travdex.com.
 
About PhoCusWright Inc.
PhoCusWright is the travel industry research authority on how travelers, suppliers and intermediaries connect. Independent, rigorous and unbiased, PhoCusWright fosters smart strategic planning and tactical decision-making.

PhoCusWright delivers qualitative and quantitative research on the evolving dynamics that influence travel, tourism and hospitality distribution. Our marketplace intelligence is the industry standard for segmentation, sizing, forecasting, trends, analysis and consumer travel planning behavior. Every day around the world, senior executives, marketers, strategists and research professionals from all segments of the industry value chain use PhoCusWright research for competitive advantage.

To complement its primary research in North America, Europe and Asia, PhoCusWright produces several high-profile conferences in the U.S. and Germany, and partners with conferences in the U.K., China and Singapore. Industry leaders and company analysts bring this intelligence to life by debating issues, sharing ideas and defining the ever-evolving reality of travel commerce.
The company is headquartered in the United States, with offices in Germany and India.

About TRAVDEX™
TRAVDEX™ is the one-stop shopping trade show for travel technology products, solutions and professional services targeting the global travel tourism and hospitality industry. TRAVDEX™ is produced by PhoCusWright Inc., the travel industry research authority on how travelers, suppliers and intermediaries connect. The trade show features buyer-seller appointments, exhibition space, sponsored events and business networking opportunities for companies that sell technology products, solutions and professional services to the global travel industry. The inaugural TRAVDEX™ will be held May 5-7, 2010 at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta.

About Hospitality Upgrade
Established in 1992, Hospitality Upgrade is the leading technology magazine and Internet media company for hotel, travel and foodservice professionals including management, independent operators, executives and chains. Published three times a year, Hospitality Upgrade educates hospitality professionals on the latest technology software and hardware solutions. Regular coverage focuses on new industry trends and products, in-depth analyses by leading hospitality consultants, insider news and gossip, interviews with top industry executives, and profiles from many of the industries' solution providers. Specific topics include purchasing and maintenance of the following hospitality systems: point-of-sale, property management, back office, sales and marketing, Internet, in-room, restaurant management, central reservations, guest response, handheld/wireless technologies, executive information and more. With more than 29,000 readers in 102 countries, Hospitality Upgrade is committed to shaping and defining the future of the hospitality technology industry. For more information or to sign up for a FREE subscription, visit www.hospitalityupgrade.com.

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Contact:

TRAVDEX
Michael J. Pierson
+1 949 457-1545 x105
mpierson@travdex.com

 
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