Bringing together travel's most influential executives to discuss the industry's pressing questions.

The summit will cover distribution, marketing, travel technology, data analytics, revenue management, partnerships and more!

Discover the formula to own the booking. The business models of travel brands are constantly changing to reflect new technology and consumer trends. Be part of the evolving conversation at EyeforTravel North America 2018. Join over 400 attendees as we tackle challenges and work towards one common goal: delivering a frictionless customer experience.

Latest Updates:

The Expert Speaker Line Up for 2018 Includes:

  • Barry Goldstein
    Barry Goldstein Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer
    Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
  • Erin Gilmore
    Erin Gilmore Head of Travel & Mobile App Partnerships
  • Ravi Simhambhatla
    Ravi Simhambhatla VP - Commercial Technology & Corporate Systems
    United Airlines
  • Sean Brevick
    Sean Brevick VP - Marketing and Digital Services
  • Mamie Peers
    Mamie Peers VP - Digital Marketing
    Cosmopolitan Las Vegas
  • Adam Hayashi
    Adam Hayashi VP - Revenue Management & Business Intelligence
    Accor Hotels
  • Gil Harel
    Gil Harel Head of Partnerships Hotels & Content
  • Stephanie Montgomery
    Stephanie Montgomery Senior Manager
    American Airlines
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EyeforTravel 2018: Mission Statement

Our mission for the 20th Annual EyeforTravel North America Summit is:

  • Explore emerging technologies: find the right one to boost profits
  • Identify what your customer needs and personalize your marketing strategy
  • Build global partnerships to drive ancillary products - and deliver that holistic customer experience
  • Your digital strategy is your loyalty strategy: build unbeatable UI and drive customer loyalty
  • Bypass the tech giants with a new data-driven & digital-focused business model

What the 2018 event will cover:

• Slash costs of sales by driving direct sales
• Build partnerships to enhance personalisation. Boost revenue and drive customer loyalty
• Create a digital product using mobile, content and storytelling to revolutionize branding and guarantee loyalty
Data & RM
• Develop a stronger understanding of the market through data analytics and a revised RM strategy
Travel Tech
• Invest in the right technologies. Hear from the brands leading the way with AI, VR, blockchain and voice technology
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Other confirmed speakers for 2018 include:

  • Eduardo Erazo
    Eduardo Erazo Data Scientist
  • Michael Marino
    Michael Marino SVP & Chief Experience Officer
    Caesars Corporation
  • Christina Heggie
    Christina Heggie Principal
    Jet Blue Technology Ventures
  • Drew Wells
    Drew Wells VP - Revenue Management
    Allegiant Air
  • Thomas Magnuson
    Thomas Magnuson CEO
    Magnuson Hotels
  • Bill Ramsey
    Bill Ramsey Senior Director - Mobile & Emerging Channels
    Choice Hotels
  • Blake O’Rafferty
    Blake O’Rafferty Head of Partnerships - Americas
  • Heather Richer
    Heather Richer Chief Marketing Officer
    RedAwning (ex-Kimpton Hotels)
  • Pedro Renaud Anderson
    Pedro Renaud Anderson Founder
    Winding Tree
  • Melanie Shintaku
    Melanie Shintaku Director - Experience Design
    Marriott International
View the full speaker line up and agenda here

Unrivalled Networking Opportunities:

At EyeforTravel we are consistently praised for the ample networking opportunities we provide our attendees. This year’s North America Summit is no exception.

At the conference, you will have numerous opportunities to meet and build long-lasting partnerships with the industry’s top stakeholders.

  • Networking lunch and coffee breaks
  • Q&A sessions at the end of each presentation with our expert speakers
  • Drinks reception at the hotel’s exclusive rooftop bar
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Brands attending in 2018:

  • Wyndham
  • United_Airlines
  • Skyscanner
  • expedia
  • adda
  • accor
  • American-Airlines
  • cathay-pacific
  • Lufthansa-systems
  • Caesars
  • waldorf astoria las vegas
  • Kimpton-Hotels
  • GuesttoGuest
  • Magnuson
  • TravelPirates
  • Hopper
  • MGMResorts
  • vacasa

Still not convinced?

Why this is 2018’s Must Attend Event

  • Hostelworld

    "eftusa delivered tenet challenging and thought stimulating presentations followed by the opportunity to network informally with industry peers and thought leaders. This type of event re-energises and resets one enthusiasm for the travel industry"

    - John O’Donnell, Chief Technology Officer, HostelWorld
  • RoomKey

    "Eye for Travel brought great insight into the potential future developments, technologies and strategies that we may see emerging in the next 5-10 years"

    - Steve Sickel, CEO, RoomKey
  • Palace Resorts

    "As a speaker and first-time attendee of EyeforTravel North America, I was genuinely impressed with the turnout for this event, as well as the varied selection of speakers and topics"

    - Kathy Halpern, VP - Marketing, Palace Resorts

See what attendees had to say about EyeforTravel North America 2017

EyeforTravel North America is where the industry meets to learn, partner and do business. Click on the video alongside to see what attendees had to say

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If you’re interested in participating in the conference, please get in touch:

Renu Kannu

Renu Kannu

Project Director
+44 747 118 7217 (Global)

Tim Gunstone

Tim Gunstone

Managing Director
+1800 814 3459 x7557 (US)
+44 (0) 207 375 7557 (Global)

Ana Salom-Boira

Ana Salom-Boira

Global Conference Producer
+1800 814 3459 x7150 (US)
+44 (0) 207 375 7150 (Global)

Meredith Pistulka

Meredith Pistulka

Marketing Manager
+1800 814 3459 x7228 (US)
+44 (0) 207 375 7228 (Global)

Amber Geggus

Amber Geggus

Head of Sales
and Sponsorship
+1800 814 3459 x7501 (US)
+44 (0) 207 375 7501 (Global)

2018 Sponsors & Exhibitors

Platinum Sponsors

  • Bond Brand Loyalty
  • Conversant
  • Multiplica
  • Sitel Group

Gold Sponsors

  • mindtree
  • SAP

Silver Sponsors

  • Avvio
  • Brillembourg
  • HotelPlanner
  • Nagarro
  • Partnerize
  • TMG
  • Traveltek