Travolution Summit 2009 – Preview, information, news, opinion, multimedia

On this page you will find everything you need to know about the Travolution Summit 2009 – taking place at the Renaissance Chancery Court Hotel in London on Tuesday 21 April 2009.

Here you can find information and videos of the speakers, links to further details about the event, delegate ticket details and coverage from the event on the day.


Coverage – Travolution:

* Frommers exclusive research
* Travel site owners urged to relax obsession with conversion
* Economic recovery ahead but uncertainty abounds
* Limited future for airlines as tour operators
* Amadeus creates agent tool for sales of airline extras
* Consumers visit 20 travel sites before booking – Google
* Google’s four steps to better user experience
* HomeAway – more untapped potential
* Ring(tone) the changes
* Fasten your seatbelts…
* Minority Reports

Pictures – official:

[Click on individual pictures or slideshow]


Pictures – others:

* Travolution Summit 09 – Pictures [Hotel Blogs]
* Travolution Summit pic: Steve Endacott and a Microsoft Surface… [TW Blog]
* Travolution Summit 2009 [Travel Rants]


Video interviews:

* Gillian Gibson (Amadeus)
* Francesca Escery (Cheapflights)
* Faisal Galaria (Kayak)
* Professor Dimitrios Buhalis (Bournemouth University)
* Caroline Mastoras (Microsoft)
* Brian Betts (Travelport)
* Adam Svendsen (MyPlanet)
* Guillaume Thevenot (
* Ian Brooks (
* Jared Salter (
* Juha Huttunen (TripSay)
* Keyvan Nasehi (SkyPath)
* Madeleine Wood (iCrossing)
* Marko Ahtisaar (Dopplr)
* Roberto Da Re (Dolphin Dynamics)
* Stephen Dunk (Travelzoo)
* Tracey Cheffey (Yahoo)


The TravelHub:

* Travolution Summit group
* Travolution Summit media page

Coverage – others:

* How to start a travel website [101Holidays Blog]
* Travolution Summit Twittered [Affiliate Marketing for Travel Blog]
* Four speakers that caught my attention at Travolution [Travel Rants]
* Travoluminations [Joobili Blog]
* 10 hottest online travel trends [TimesOnline]
* Travolution Summit 2009 – stuff I learned today [Worldreviewer]
* Pic: Mottershead’s last speech as Travelzest boss? [Travel Weekly Blog]
* The home rental market by numbers… [Travel Weekly Blog]
* Are airlines the new agents? Um… no [Travel Weekly Blog]
* Video: Airline safety spoof [Travel Weekly Blog]
* User Experience [Hotel Blogs]
* CEO Interview with Philip Wolf [Hotel Blogs]
* The Future of User Generated Content (by TripAdvisor) [Hotel Blogs]
* Innovators in digital and online travel [Hotel Blogs]
* Update from airlines [Hotel Blogs]
* Business leaders on stage [Hotel Blogs]
* 7 things I learned today [Travelblather]
* Stuff I Learned Today [World Reviewer blog]
* Exciting Twitterday at #travsummit [Happy Hotelier]
* Tweeting from a conference, not the same as being there [PhoCusWright]
* Travolution Summit write-up [Trailbeater]
* Travolution Summit [Dimitrios Buhalis]
* Travolution Summit – the future of online travel [iCrossing Blog]
* How are travel companies using Twitter [EyeForTravel]
* When do travellers puchase different elements [EyeForTravel]
* Travolution Summit followed by many on Twitter [Tom Wilson]
* Travolution Summit 2009 summary [Travel 2.0 Blog]
* 10 hottest online travel trends [Travel 2.0 Blog]

Keynote presentations:

* Dennis Turner (HSBS)
* Gillian Gibson (Amadeus)
* Graham Cooke (Google)
* Joel Brandon-Bravo (Frommers Unlimited)

Live Twitter feed:



More information:

* Tickets
* Agenda
* Participants
* Renaissance Chancery Court Hotel
* Summit website

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