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PhoCusWright announced The Travel Innovation Summit award winners on Nov. 13, the first day of The PhoCusWright Conference in Scottsdale, Ariz. (PhocusWright is owned by Northstar Travel Media, which also owns TravelAge West.) Each year, 30 innovators are selected to demonstrate groundbreaking travel applications and solutions, and the winners represent the best of this elite group.
Winners are chosen by a panel of judges comprised of travel and technology experts, who determine the top innovation in each of seven categories. This year, in addition to the top award — The DEMO Award for the Most Game-Changing Travel Innovation — the judges also selected one company to receive the $250,000 General Catalyst Award for Travel Innovation.
TourWrist won in three categories — The General Catalyst Award for Travel Innovation, The DEMO Award for the Most Game-Changing Innovation and Emerging. The 2012 Travel Innovation Summit People’s Choice Award went to Rome2rio. Other winners included WeHostels, Tagman and Couchsurfing. www.phocuswrightconference.com