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In The Big Chair LIVE - Stephan Ekbergh of Travelstart
By Kevin May | June 12, 2019
The group's CEO is a DJ-turned-entrepreneur having founded brands such as MrJet in Sweden and, more recently alongside overseeing Travelstart, investing in other startups. Read More
Interview | Online
In The Big Chair - Jason Morehouse of Checkfront
In The Big Chair - Jason Morehouse of Checkfront
By Kevin May | June 7, 2019
Since launching in June, 2010, Checkfront has grown from a humble operation in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, to a business that processes over $1 billion in bookings annually, made by tour and... Read More
Interview | Technology
In The Big Chair - Estuardo Ortiz of JetSmart
In The Big Chair - Estuardo Ortiz of JetSmart
By Mitra Sorrells | May 29, 2019
The founder and CEO of the ultra low-cost carrier discusses JetSmart's business model, the challenges of building an airline from scratch and much more. Read More
Interview | Online
CEO interview Almundo Juan Pablo Lafosse
In The Big Chair - Juan Pablo Lafosse of Almundo
By Mitra Sorrells | May 16, 2019
The Almundo CEO talks the power of offline, the company's strategy compared to Expedia and Booking and much more. Read More
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In the Big Chair - Avi Meir of TravelPerk
By Linda Fox | May 1, 2019
TravelPerk was founded in 2015 to make corporate travel booking less painful. Co-founder and CEO Avi Meir previously founded Hotel Ninjas before selling it to Booking.com in mid-2014. Read More
Interview | Technology
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
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