In The Big Chair – Noreen Henry of WayBlazer
In The Big Chair – Noreen Henry of WayBlazer
By Mitra Sorrells | April 12, 2018
Hotel brands, travel tech providers, airline vacation packaging groups and others use Wayblazer’s AI-powered recommendation engine to help travelers find the best destinations and products. Read More
Interview | Technology
In The Big Chair - Jens Wohltorf of Blacklane
In The Big Chair - Jens Wohltorf of Blacklane
By Kevin May | April 5, 2018
Since Jens Wohltorf co-founded the private car company in 2011, Blacklane has grown its reach to 250 cities and has raised $85 million. Read More
Interview | Online
In The Big Chair - Tobias Ragge of HRS
In The Big Chair - Tobias Ragge of HRS
By Kevin May | April 3, 2018
The founder's son, Tobias Ragge has run HRS for 10 years, with a particular emphasis on pushing it into new markets around the world and, more recently, concentrating on its core corporate travel... Read More
Interview | Distribution
In The Big Chair - Eric Breon of Vacasa
In The Big Chair - Eric Breon of Vacasa
By Jill Menze | March 22, 2018
Coming to Vacasa with a background in venture capital and analytics, Eric Breon has since raised an industry-leading $140 million in funding for the company since founding it. Read More
Interview | Online
In The Big Chair - Mark Rabe of Sojern
In The Big Chair - Mark Rabe of Sojern
By Jill Menze | March 15, 2018
As CEO, Mark Rabe has helped Sojern stay on various best places to work lists by fostering a culture of teamwork and innovation. Read More
Interview | Online
In The Big Chair - Clare Gilmartin of Trainline
In The Big Chair - Clare Gilmartin of Trainline
By Kevin May | March 6, 2018
The former-eBay exec knows a lot about retail, expansion and customers - and can now add distribution, standardisation and mobile technology to her repertoire of skills needed to run an online business. Read More
Interview | Online
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In The Big Chair - Brian Chesky of Airbnb
By Jill Menze | February 27, 2018
The three co-founders started Airbnb with an air mattress in their apartment. Now, the 36-year-old CEO oversees a travel company worth $31 billion. Read More
Interview | Online
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In The Big Chair - Steve Milo of VTrips
By Jill Menze | February 20, 2018
The founder and CEO of VTrips, Steve Milo has learned every aspect of the vacation rental industry, starting when he bought his first vacation home 15 years ago. Read More
Interview | Online
In The Big Chair - Robert Albert of Routehappy
In The Big Chair - Robert Albert of Routehappy
By Jill Menze | February 7, 2018
The travel industry veteran of more than ten-plus years will continue to lead Routehappy as a strategic business unit as part of its ATPCO acquisition.  Read More
Interview | Distribution
In The Big Chair - Feargal Mooney of Hostelworld
In The Big Chair - Feargal Mooney of Hostelworld
By Kevin May | January 30, 2018
Guiding the company through acquisitions, an increase in competition and changes to the marketplace is an exec who has spent 15 years with the business. Read More
Interview | Online
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In The Big Chair - Aidan Brogan of Datalex
By Kevin May | December 5, 2017
Steering the company over the last five years (with 17 years before that as one of the senior management team), Aidan Brogan knows a thing or two about how quickly and, also, how slowly the world of... Read More
Interview | Distribution
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In The Big Chair - Luis Maroto of Amadeus
By Kevin May | November 27, 2017
Almost 20 years - the last six as global leader - have seen the former-Bertelsmann exec push the company into new areas and list on the public markets. He tells Kevin May how the company views the... Read More
Interview | Distribution
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In The Big Chair - Jim Davidson of Farelogix
By Kevin May | November 21, 2017
With a career spanning roles at OAG and Amadeus, the outspoken Jim Davidson is perhaps the ideal person to be spearheading a company now embedded in its role of trying to force changes in airline... Read More
Interview | Distribution
In The Big Chair - Sean Menke of Sabre
In The Big Chair - Sean Menke of Sabre
By Kevin May | November 16, 2017
  The new boss has been in the job less than a year - but with a wealth of experience in the world of airlines and elsewhere, he knows what needs to be done in areas as varied as NDC, AI and... Read More
Interview | Distribution
In The Big Chair - Barbara Dalibard of SITA
In The Big Chair - Barbara Dalibard of SITA
By Kevin May | November 12, 2017
The aviation technology company is nearly 70 years old and, amongst other things, works with airports and airlines on their passenger service Read More
Interview | Technology
In The Big Chair - Gordon Wilson of Travelport
In The Big Chair - Gordon Wilson of Travelport
By Kevin May | November 8, 2017
  Travelport, as one of the three main distribution platforms that power so much of the mechanics behind the industry, is evolving - not least because it has to, as technology and processes evolve. Read More
Interview | Distribution
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In The Big Chair - Mark Okerstrom of Expedia Inc
By Kevin May | November 7, 2017
The former-CFO of the company talks to Kevin May about keeping an eye on Google, what the direct debate should really be about, and diversity in the company. Read More
Interview | Online
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In The Big Chair - Mike Ford of SiteMinder
By Kevin May | November 5, 2017
  The man who helped get SiteMinder off the ground in 2006 has plenty to say about the direct-booking debate, intermediaries becoming tech vendors and his style as a boss. Read More
Interview | Distribution