In the Big Chair - Nicolas Brusson of BlaBlaCar
In the Big Chair - Nicolas Brusson of BlaBlaCar
By Linda Fox | March 15, 2019
BlaBlaCar is an online marketplace for carpooling. Founded in France is 2006, it has since grown to cover additional markets and has widened its offerings to other transport modes. Read More
Interview | Online
In the Big Chair - Patrick Bosworth of Duetto
In the Big Chair - Patrick Bosworth of Duetto
By Linda Fox | March 6, 2019
Learning the trade at a number of hotels and resorts in the mid-2000s, the often outspoken Patrick Bosworth co-created Duetto in 2011 in the U.S. Read More
Interview | Technology
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In The Big Chair - Ethan Lin of Klook
By Kevin May | February 28, 2019
Klook has only been on the scene since 2014 but - with almost $300 million in so far - it has become the most heavily funded startup ever in tours and activities. Read More
Interview | Online
In The Big Chair - Kevin King of Shiji
In The Big Chair - Kevin King of Shiji
By Mitra Sorrells | February 7, 2019
Founded in 1998, Shiji Information Technology Company provides software solutions and services for the hospitality, food service, retail and entertainment industries, ranging from hotel management... Read More
Interview | Technology
In The Big Chair - Tarry Wang Liantao of Xiaozhu
In The Big Chair - Tarry Wang Liantao of Xiaozhu
By Linda Fox | February 1, 2019
Xiaozhu is a Beijing-based short-term rental and management platform. The company was launched in 2012 and recently established a second base in Chengdu. It has already expanded to Japan and South-east... Read More
Interview | Online
CEO interview Dreamlines Felix Schneider
In The Big Chair - Felix Schneider of Dreamlines
By Mitra Sorrells | January 16, 2019
Dreamlines, with €107 million in funding over seven rounds, is the largest online travel agency for cruises that is based outside North America.  Read More
Interview | Online
CEO interview Carnival Arnold Donald
In The Big Chair - Arnold Donald of Carnival Corporation
By Mitra Sorrells | January 9, 2019
Arnold Donald, CEO of Carnival Corporation, shares his thoughts on the cruise distribution landscape, how technology is improving the guest experience and advice on what makes a good leader. Read More
Interview | Technology
In The Big Chair - Chris Nassetta of Hilton
In The Big Chair - Chris Nassetta of Hilton
By Mitra Sorrells | October 10, 2018
 Hilton comprises 14 brands with more than 5,400 properties in 106 countries and territories. The company also has 78 million members in its Hilton Honors loyalty program.    Read More
Interview | Distribution
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In The Big Chair - Kris Naudts of Culture Trip
By Linda Fox | October 1, 2018
Kris Naudts has a background in academic psychiatry but left the field in 2011 to found Culture Trip, which began life as an online bookstore. Read More
Interview | Online
CEO interview Make My Trip Deep Kalra
In The Big Chair - Deep Kalra of MakeMyTrip
By Mitra Sorrells | September 25, 2018
Deep Kalra founded MakeMyTrip in 2000 in the United States to help the country’s Indian community manage its travel to and from India. It started operations within India in 2005 and now offers flights,... Read More
Interview | Distribution
CEO interview Nor1 Jason Bryant
In The Big Chair - Jason Bryant of Nor1
By Mitra Sorrells | September 11, 2018
Founded in 2004, Nor1 provides data-driven pricing and merchandising products used by hotels and resorts in more than 100 countries. The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices around... Read More
Interview | Online
In The Big Chair - Tom Wolber of Crystal Cruises
In The Big Chair - Tom Wolber of Crystal Cruises
By Mitra Sorrells | September 6, 2018
Founded in 1989, Crystal Cruises is a luxury line that has been owned by Genting Hong Kong since 2015. It’s current fleet includes two ocean ships, five river ships and one yacht, with three new vessels... Read More
Interview | Distribution
In The Big Chair - Sean Fitzpatrick of OTA Insight
In The Big Chair - Sean Fitzpatrick of OTA Insight
By Mitra Sorrells | August 31, 2018
A former-Oracle, Nokia and HotSchedules executive, Sean Fitzpatrick arrives with a recent investment round in the company's war chest and in a marketplace that continues to throw up new challenges. Read More
Interview | Technology
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In The Big Chair - Bonny Simi of JetBlue Technology Ventures
By Mitra Sorrells | August 22, 2018
Founded in 2016, JetBlue Technology Ventures invests in and works with early stage travel technology startups with the goal of improving the travel experience across the whole travel ecosystem - not... Read More
Interview | Startups
CEO interview Cendyn Charles Deyo
In The Big Chair - Charles Deyo of Cendyn
By Mitra Sorrells | August 10, 2018
Cendyn provides integrated technology platforms to drive sales and marketing performance in the travel and hospitality industry. Based in Florida, Cendyn has offices around the United States and Canada... Read More
Interview | Technology