Utrip Selected for PhoCusWright’s 2014 Travel Innovation Summit

The TI Summit showcases the next wave of innovation in travel
SEATTLE - Oct. 14, 2014 - PRLog -- Utrip, a free travel planning platform that uses artificial intelligence to create personalized itineraries in minutes, announced today that it has been selected as a global innovator for the Travel Innovation Summit @ The PhoCusWright Conference in November. Companies invited to participate are selected by PhoCusWright’s experienced analyst team and represent the “best of the best” in travel innovation.

Utrip’s technology uses recent advances in artificial intelligence to create itineraries based on a traveler’s interests, preferences and budget. Utrip’s powerful trip-planning technology was developed over two years in collaboration with machine learning scientists and psychologists.

Utrip also announced that CEO Gilad Berenstein has been selected for the Young Leaders Summit @ The PhoCusWright Conference. Participants selected represent an elite group of rising stars in the travel, tourism and hospitality industries.

“Utrip’s mission is to change the way travel planning is done—whenever and wherever it happens,” said Gilad Berenstein, founder and chief executive officer of Utrip. “We are honored to be selected as a global innovator by PhoCusWright, the travel industry’s research authority.”

The Travel Innovation Summit @ The PhoCusWright Conference takes place on November 11, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

About Utrip

Utrip is a free travel planning platform that brings together the best in artificial intelligence and human experience, making it easy for travelers to create their perfect trip. Founded in Seattle in 2012, Utrip’s predictive technology works on a vast travel database that has been curated by local experts. Once a traveler indicates their interests and budget, Utrip’s algorithm sorts through millions of combinations of must-see sites, activities, and restaurants recommendations to deliver personalized itineraries—in minutes. Travelers may then book lodging and share their itineraries with friends.

Utrip PRO, the white-labeled version, allows businesses such as DMOs, CVBs, and hospitality groups to offer personalized travel planning on their sites. Utrip’s companion mobile app provides access to itineraries, directions and personalized recommendations on the go. To learn more about Utrip or to plan your next adventure, visit utrip.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, tactical decision-making and organizational effectiveness.

PhoCusWright delivers qualitative and quantitative research on the evolving dynamics that influence travel, tourism and hospitality distribution. Its 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 and Latin America, Europe and Asia, PhoCusWright produces several high-profile conferences in the United States and Europe, and partners with conferences in 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 Asia Pacific operations based in India and local analysts on five continents.

PhoCusWright is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Northstar Travel Media, LLC.

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