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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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
In The Big Chair - Layton Han of ADARA
In The Big Chair - Layton Han of ADARA
By Mitra Sorrells | August 3, 2018
Founded in 2009 ADARA analyzes data to help clients understand travelers’ behavior, patterns and trends to create more effective marketing and engagement strategies. The company has 15 offices across... Read More
Interview | Technology
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In The Big Chair - Kieron Branagan of OpenJaw Technologies
By Linda Fox | July 25, 2018
Founded in Dublin in 2002, OpenJaw Technologies helps travel companies become retailers. In 2016, the company was acquired by TravelSky Technology, a major technology player for travel companies in... Read More
Interview | Distribution
In The Big Chair - Jane Sun of Ctrip
In The Big Chair - Jane Sun of Ctrip
By Jill Menze | July 17, 2018
Jane Sun joined Ctrip in 2005 and took the reins as CEO in 2016. As Ctrip grows globally, Sun sees opportunities in tours and activities for Chinese travelers and hopes to see international business... Read More
Interview | Online
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In The Big Chair - Dana Dunne of eDreams Odigeo
By Kevin May | July 13, 2018
The former EasyJet and AOL executive is steering the company through a critical time for online travel agencies, with a mixture of frenemy-type partnerships and focus on markets that work. Read More
Interview | Online
CEO interview TurnKey Vacation Rentals T.J. Clark
In The Big Chair - T.J. Clark of TurnKey Vacation Rentals
By Mitra Sorrells | May 30, 2018
T.J. Clark co-founded the company in 2013 to provide vacation rental homeowners and guests a consistent, high-end experience similar to a fine hotel. It now has 400 employees and more than 3,500... Read More
Interview | Online
CEO interview Arrivalist Cree Lawson
In the Big Chair - Cree Lawson of Arrivalist
By Mitra Sorrells | May 16, 2018
 Arrivalist measures the movement of network-enabled mobile devices to determine what digital content influences consumers to visit a physical location.    Read More
Interview | Online
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In The Big Chair - Amiad Soto of Guesty
By Jill Menze | May 9, 2018
Amiad Soto co-founded Guesty alongside his twin brother in 2013. He has been named to Forbes Israel’s 30 under 30 list. Read More
Interview | Online