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August 8, 2005 - Top executives representing the leading hospitality companies and distributors will share their wealth of experience, knowledge and expert predictions at EyeforTravel’s annual Travel Distribution Summit USA.
“The Travel Distribution Summit USA is the fastest and cheapest way to form profitable new distribution partnerships, strengthen old alliances, take a peek at the future and ensure your pricing, sales and marketing strategies are on track” 
Tim Gunstone, Founder, EyeforTravel


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If you are interested in attending you can save $400 be registering prior to August 12

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This year the Summit boasts over 45 key industry speakers representing the leading travel companies including:

  • Graham W. Atkinson, SVP Worldwide Sales & Alliance, United Airlines
  • Paul Brown, SVP strategy & Business Development, Expedia
  • Eric Pearson, SVP E-commerce, Intercontinental Hotels Group
  • Mike Nelson, SVP Supplier Services, Cendant TDS
  • Marc Cavaliere, SVP Sales & Distribution, Spirit Airlines
  • Brian Robb, Chief of Staff, The Mark Travel Corporation
  • Yen Lee, GM of Travel, Yahoo!
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With networking an integral part of the Summit – it’s not just the 45+ key industry speakers who will be a vital source of information, but the 300+ attendees are all senior executives with real distribution power, knowledge and expertise in their own right. 

On the Summit agenda, the afternoon tracks will be devoted to key issues in group, leisure and business travel, while the morning keynote sessions will bring together the travel industry’s biggest and most profitable companies to discuss those business-critical issues at the top of your agenda. 

  • Senior strategists from Intercontinental Hotels, Cendant TDS, United Airlines, Expedia, Sabre Travel Network, The Hertz Corporation and Yahoo! will debate direct distribution versus the online distribution powerhouses. 
  • Discover how major tour operators such as The Mark Travel Group, Apple Vacations and TUI are dynamically packaging and consolidating their products and the effect of this on the online intermediaries.
  • Hear from Spirit Airlines, Sabre Holdings and Galileo how the GDS players are evolving post deregulation and adapting to new developments such as search – what will the future of the GDS be?
  • Discuss pricing drivers with the likes of Harrah’s Entertainment, Frontier Airlines and Intercontinental Hotels Group what are the main factors effecting travel pricing and how will these develop?
  • Explore past performances and future potentials of the leading travel distributors with top independent analysts Thomas Weisel Partners, CIBC World Markets, Compete, Piper Jaffray & Co 
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In addition, at the end of the two days there will be interactive roundtable discussion sessions.  These will be your opportunity to build on what you have learned over the two days and discuss key issues in a more informal atmosphere.  These will cover topics such as travel search technology, industry analysis and revenue management strategies.

If you are interested in attending you can take advantage of a $400 early bird discount by registering prior to August 12.

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Laura Charlesworth
Conference Director
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