10 Week Immersion.
Phocuswright’s Travel Tech Fellowship (TTF) is a 10-week immersion and a life-long community combining hand-picked founders, practitioners, leaders, investors, and operators to connect, build, and share ideas pushing the boundaries of Travel Tech.
Apply to Join
🚨 The next cohort kicks off on Q1/Q2 2024. Apply now to join the community!
Our fellows are founders, operators and investors from diverse backgrounds, based around the globe who share a strong passion to start and grow companies, invest in their career, elevate their network, and make a bigger impact on travel.
CEO @ Travelport
Chief Advisor Ministry @ Tourism Saudi Arabia
President and CEO @ Booking Holdings
CEO @ Trip Advisor
Senior Managing Director @ Certares
Michelle M. Frymire
CEO @ CWT
CEO @ American Express Global Business Travel
CEO and Co-Founder @ Hopper
Charting your own path can be challenging. TTF grants you a spot in a vetted community that values deeper, purposeful private interactions between fellows. Take your seat among colleagues and leaders who have experienced similar hardships firsthand, appreciate the challenges you face and are invested in your success.
Your unfair advantage
TTF levels the playing field for you, allowing you to get in touch with Travel Tech’s icons who are molding the future of the industry with their decisions today.
Advance your journey, take on any challenge and work towards your goals from within a close-knit community of Travel Tech operators, investors and entrepreneurs.
Openly exchange ideas with Travel Tech’s finest
Come aboard and connect with a select group of Travel Tech aces, movers and shakers dedicated to tackling Travel’s biggest challenges.
Steering the Ship Through Recovery and Growth
President @ Marriott International
Leadership Lessons Learned and Purposeful Business Travel
Michelle McKinney Frymire
Board Member @ United States Tourism Advisory Board
The TripActions Approach to Hyper Growth
CEO @ TripActions
Lessons Learned while Building HotelTonight
Head of Commercial Team @ Airbnb
What does the Future Hold for Travel and Web3?
Head of Growth at Dtravel
A glance into the Mind of a Travel Tech VC
Managing Director @ Thayer Ventures
Acquire cutting-edge Travel Tech-specific resources, skills and insights designed for founders and executives, and led by leaders you know and respect.
Thematic workshops from pros
Regularly expand your view of travel on a variety of in-demand industry topics that are relevant to you.
Live sessions with Travel Tech Leaders
Join intimate sessions with world-class guest speakers and industry icons.
Enjoy access to our knowledge base of recorded sessions so you can charge up and get ahead on your time.
Phocuswright’s Travel Tech Fellowship is a powerful life-long community with a 10-week immersion program to help you build lasting relationships from Day 1.
Fill out the application form to be considered for the Phocuswright’s Travel Tech Fellowship
Successful candidates will receive next steps via email within 48-hours. We highly recommend to complete onboarding in a timely manner as spots are limited.
We review and screen each applicant based on batch composition and our community values
Attend the “Liftoff” sessions
Join exclusive meetings, community mixers, and take advantage of your new Super Power to reach your goals!
The initial 10 weeks of the fellowship are all about getting you fully immersed into the community as well as the fellowship tools and resources. Your unfair advantage for years to come!
Meet up and connect with your program fellows
The 10-week immersion is just the beginning! Once complete, you can benefit from ongoing access to everything your TTF fellowship has to offer.
Unique and intimate meetings with Captains of Industry
Access to the fellows directory
Exclusive meetings with the leaders of Travel’s fastest growing tech ventures and unicorns
Independent social and networking events as well as joint events at Phocuswright conferences
Curated connections with other fellows
Think Tank discussions led by domain experts exploring existing, new and upcoming industry trends
Access to curated research and insights by Phocuswright
Open pathways to new business opportunities
Programming for TTF is 2-4 hours per week. You can dive into everything, or take a step back when you’re too busy. The community will be there for you.
Meeting with Industry Icon
Here’s what fellows have said about their TTF experience - whom you’ll get the opportunity to meet as well!
Excited to be part of this wonderful group. The first 3 days have already been very impactful, thanks to the very impressive fellow cohort, speakers and the team at Travel Tech Nation and Phocuswright.
CEO & Co-Founder at TRVLR
It was extremely valuable. TTEF is a spectacular program, I highly recommend that all companies in Travel tech attend.
Founder & CEO at Explorabout
The deeper dive conversations and workshops were really helpful. It felt interactive and that I was able to connect with the speakers through the Q&A. I also really enjoyed meeting the other Fellows. I made an effort to reach out to several during sessions, as many felt high value and invested in the travel industry.
Co-Founder and COO at Location Engine
The educational aspect was amazing, I learned so much from all the speakers as well as other members.
CEO at DCX Travel & Technology
Where to begin? The speakers have been fantastic, what a wonderful opportunity/experience to hear from industry leaders and trailblazers. In addition to the speakers it has been great to get to connect with other Fellows to network, learn about their organizations, start ups, etc.
Account Director at Travelport
The Travel Tech Founder’s journey is brutal and lonely. I’m loving to connect with my peers, and exchange experiences and resources!
CEO and Co-Founder at Citycatt
A great initiative to connect people and talents across the industry, to learn from the experiences of others, interactive sessions, variety of topics and people expertise.
Head of Solution Sales at AeroCRS
I thought it was great to connect with other startups and experienced founders. The speakers and line up were excellent.
CEO, Founder at Vacayou Wellness Travel
Meeting a big range of industry experts. I learned so much, and while I realized I still have a long way to go, I also realized what I am trying to achieve has value.
Director at Archaeology Travel
Innovation is the name of the game - Can’t wait to collaborate with colleagues in the industry over the next weeks and see all that we will accomplish together.
Corporate Travel at Acquis Consulting Group
Phocuswright’s Travel Tech Fellowship is $3,900* which gets you a spot on our upcoming cohort and a lifetime access to our community perks.
🐦 Super Early Bird Discount - $1,500 off
Secure your spot today and pay $2,400 (instead of $3,900) with our special early bird discount.
🚨 Price go up on July 14, 2023
Get access to a network of top experts from across the Travel Tech ecosystem.
Build relationships with Travel Tech leaders
Validate your venture
Gain early customers and product feedback
Deep dive into the travel market
Get access to a network of the best Travel Tech advisors you can imagine.
Build relationships with Travel Tech entrepreneurs
Get a pulse on the next gen of Travel Tech
Develop your entrepreneurial toolbox
Want to immerse your management in a community building the future of Travel Tech?
Grow your organization’s intrapreneurial culture
Ensure management is versed on industry tech trends and opportunities
Future proof your management skill set
*Prices are in USD excluding VAT. Payment plans are available.
Check out our FAQ and let us know if you have any questions in the chat bubble.
Who should apply?
To be a good fit for TTF, you are probably:
- An early stage startup founder or a mid-level corporate executive, committed to Travel Tech for the next 5+ years of your career.
- Interested in starting, joining, growing or investing in Travel Tech
- Have an operating or technical background
- Have an entrepreneurial spirit, or eager to adopt one
- Eager to be an active participant and contributor in a growing Travel Tech-focused community
What is the time commitment?
You are not required or expected to attend every function. We have purposefully structured the program with your busy schedules in mind, allowing for structured content, speaker meetings, and more curated small group sessions. We will also engage asynchronously on Discord (community chat).
In other words, you attend the events and workshops that move the needle for you and work with your schedule. You can expect to spend ~2 hours per week during the 10 week immersion and engagements may vary week to week.
What does Travel Tech Fellowship cost?
The price to join our fellowship is $3,900. Payable as a lump sum or in 4 monthly installments.
We also offer generous early bird discounts 🐦, so make sure to take advantage of it while you can.
Your fellowship membership includes:
- 10-Week Immersion full of exclusive workshops, networking sessions, office hours and more.
- Lifetime access to our community perks (events, members directory access, VOD etc.)
- $500 discount on one of the 2023 Phocuswright Conferences (Europe or U.S)
- $500 discount on Phocuswright research
Do you offer discounts for early stage startups?
Inspired by Phocuswright’s Startup Program that is ripe with opportunities for invaluable connections, unmatched networking, and education that can propel your startup to its next level - we are now offering those that meet the below criteria the opportunity to save and further reach your ultimate potential and connections.
Early-stage founders have the opportunity to receive $400 off the regular price**
You may qualify for a reduced-price TTF membership if you meet the eligibility criteria below:
- Your company is six years or younger
- Your company has received less than $10M in funding
When submitting the application form, please make sure to check the checkbox:
"I'm eligible for the Startup Discount"
** Subject to approval
Do you offer volume discounts?
Yes, we do offer volume discounts for companies and organizations that wish to send more than one person to the Fellowship. Please fill the "Organization" application form and our sales team will reach out with all the details.
Can I participate from anywhere in the world?
Yes. TTF is mainly remote and we are looking to include diverse fellows in the community.
That being said, the upcoming cohort may not fit certain time zones such as GMT+3 may experience difficulties.
Although most of our program happens virtually, we also meet twice a year in-person during The Phocuswright Conference (USA & Europe), to complete the fellowship experience.
Are there scholarships available?
We work with the Travel Tech Nation Unlock Fund to support selected applicants for the fellowship.
The fund aims to help candidates who demonstrates a commitment to supporting and contributing to the Travel Tech community, such as Travel Tech Nations’ values and promoting Accessibility and/or Sustainability in the industry.
If you fit this criteria, apply to scholarship here.