In The Big Chair - Rolf Purzer of ATPCO
In The Big Chair - Rolf Purzer of ATPCO
By Mitra Sorrells | October 3, 2019
Rolf Purzer has been with ATPCO 22 years, serving as CEO since 2017. Read More
Interview | Distribution
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In The Big Chair - Keith Tan of the Singapore Tourism Board
By Linda Fox | September 26, 2019
Tan joined the Singapore Tourism Board midway through its 2016-2020 travel marketing strategy, which focuses on stories, fans and channels.  Read More
Interview | Online
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In The Big Chair - Ariel Cohen of TripActions
By Mitra Sorrells | August 29, 2019
TripActions is only four years old, but the company is definitely playing in the big leagues, valued at more than $4 billion on more than $450 million in funding in the last 18 months and making moves... Read More
Interview | Startups
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In The Big Chair - Kurt Ekert of CWT
By Linda Fox | August 27, 2019
Kurt Ekert took the reins of CWT in April 2016. He has spent many years in the travel technology and distribution industry including a number of senior roles at Travelport. Read More
Interview | Technology
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In The Big Chair - Jan Gerlach of Peakwork
By Linda Fox | August 21, 2019
Peakwork was founded in 2009 and provides software to connect supply from airlines, bedbank and other travel companies with online and off distributors. Read More
Interview | Technology
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In the Big Chair - Dan Ruch of Rocketrip
By Linda Fox | August 7, 2019
Before creating Rocketrip, Ruch was entrepreneur-in-residence at Genacast Ventures for 12 months. He also had a four-year stint at Tremor Video and was a director at AOL. Read More
Interview | Distribution
In The Big Chair - Philipp Mintchin of Splyt
In The Big Chair - Philipp Mintchin of Splyt
By Linda Fox | July 17, 2019
Splyt began in London in 2015 as a competitor to Uber, but following regulatory roadblocks, it pivoted to the B2B service it offers today. Read More
Interview | Technology
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In The Big Chair - Damian Scokin of Despegar
By Linda Fox | July 11, 2019
Despegar was created in 1999 as one of Latin America's first online travel agencies. Based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the company raised just $31 million before going public in 2017. Read More
Interview | Online
In The Big Chair LIVE - Gloria Guevara of WTTC
In The Big Chair LIVE - Gloria Guevara of WTTC
By Mitra Sorrells | July 5, 2019
The former-Sabre executive and minister of tourism in Mexico has been president and CEO of the WTTC since 2017. Read More
Interview | Online
In The Big Chair - Ritesh Agarwal of OYO Rooms
In The Big Chair - Ritesh Agarwal of OYO Rooms
By Linda Fox | July 2, 2019
What began as a budget hotel platform by the 21-year old has grown to encompass holiday homes and corporate accommodation. OYO has made no secret of its ambition to become the largest hotel chain in the... Read More
Interview | Online
In The Big Chair LIVE - Mat Orrego of Cornerstone
In The Big Chair LIVE - Mat Orrego of Cornerstone
By Kevin May | June 18, 2019
Alongside running CIS since 1992, Orrego is an active supporter of the travel startup world through his work with RunUp Labs and as a regular and vocal judge at pitch competitions. Read More
Interview | Technology
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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
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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
Interview | Distribution