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News Glancing Back and Looking Ahead; a Travel Research Town Hall: Register Below!

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 Jan 29, 2024

Curious about the year ahead in travel? So are we, so once again we’re bringing the crystal ball to you – free of charge!

Please join us on February 8 at 10:30 pst / 1:30 est for our 4th installment of Glancing Back and Looking Ahead a Travel Research Town Hall. Inntopia’s Tom Foley is welcoming back some of the destination travel industry’s best-informed experts for a moderated and interactive session to review the last six months and discuss the year ahead. This is a moderated, audience-participation town hall, and Barb Taylor Carpender will both oversee and participate in the discussion with Jan Freitag (CoStar Group), Pete Comeau (Phocuswright) and Tom Foley (Inntopia). We’ll also be joined by you the audience as we answer your questions.

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About our Panel:

Barb Taylor Carpender, CMM, CHSC, CAO. Barb is the founder of Taylored Alliances and, in addition to having a wide breadth of expertise in destination travel, is an expert in trade associations, conferences, and DMO structure. With a clear understanding of the inter-relationships between not only industry peers but also their independent funding and governmental partners, Barb brings a perspective that is critical to destination travel. By luck, she’s also an engaging moderator and we’re glad she’s back to lead the way and offer her insights.

Pete Comeau, Managing Director, Phocuswright. Responsible for all aspects of Phocuswright operations, including research and publication, Pete has a deep understanding of not only travel industry trends from the supply side, but consumer trends on the demand side. His role at Phocuswright puts him at the epicenter of technological developments, and his contextual resources through Phocuswire editorial and content ensures that Pete’s perspective is balanced, up-to-date, and on the cutting edge.

Jan Freitag, National Director of Hospitality Analytics, the CoStar Group. Jan is a global industry leader in travel and hospitality trends and data, and has been with CoStar since their 2019 acquisition of STR – where he established his reputation as a thought leader in hospitality research. Often cited in the global media and a sought-after speaker, Jan brings a world-wide and national perspective to the data, and his firm understanding of hotel finance and acquisition adds a crucial level of context to his analysis.

Tom Foley, Sr Vice President Business Intelligence, Inntopia. With 25 years of research in mountain destination travel communities under his belt, Tom has an in-depth knowledge of the industry and presents short-term data in a long-perspective only time can bring. As a co-founder of DestiMetrics, and now in his role overseeing Business Intelligence at Inntopia, he leverages some of the deepest and broadest data in the mountain travel industry to understand and convey not only what’s happening in mountain travel, but why and what might be done about it.

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