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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
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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