Travel Tech Expands Membership Eligibility for the First Time In 25 Years

Welcomes Travel Tech Start-ups, and Small and Medium Businesses in New “Advocate” Member Tier

October 17, 2023 — Today, the Travel Technology Association (Travel Tech), the trade association representing the leading innovators in travel technology, announced its first-ever membership category expansion. The new “Advocate” member tier is aimed at startups and small and medium-sized travel technology companies. It launches with the addition of four new member companies.

“The Travel Technology Association is the organization for travel tech innovators. As we celebrate its 25th anniversary next year, we are now providing the opportunity for all companies, large and small, to join our efforts to promote the travel tech industry and empower traveler choice,” said Laura Chadwick, President & CEO of the Travel Technology Association. 

In Washington, DC and state capitals, policymakers are debating policies that directly impact travel tech businesses – including resort fees, refunds, data privacy and artificial intelligence (AI) to name just a few. Travel Tech’s new Advocate category will provide key information and insights about proposed legislation and regulations through a monthly webinar and newsletter. It will also offer the opportunity for members to meet with policymakers and demonstrate their travel tech innovations.

The association’s new Advocate members are organizations revolutionizing the travel experience by creating new tools that improve the booking process for group and business travel, allow hosts to screen and reward guests, and provide hotels, airports and others a platform to design GPS-enabled self-guided tours. They include: DCX Travel & Technology, DreamGuest, Group Travel Odyssey, and UCPlaces.

“We are excited to join the Travel Technology Association as an Advocate member. As a growing travel tech company, we want to get involved in its advocacy efforts and network with other companies like us,” said Kory Vrieze, Director of Group Travel Odyssey (GTO). “This is a wonderful opportunity to promote and protect the travel tech industry.”

“We’re thrilled to welcome this outstanding group of companies to our Advocate membership. Travel Tech’s continued growth affirms the importance of advocating for public policy that promotes an improved global marketplace and consumer experience,” Chadwick said.

The Travel Technology Association (Travel Tech) empowers traveler choice by advocating for public policy that promotes marketplace transparency and competition. Travel Tech represents the leading innovators in travel technology, including online travel agencies, metasearch engines, short-term rental platforms, global distribution systems, and travel management companies.

To schedule an interview with a Travel Tech spokesperson, contact Bradford Williamson of Glen Echo Group at 202.870.3234 or

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