Interviews
How I Got Here, episode 4 - Ethan Bernstein of Freebird
How I Got Here, episode 4 - Ethan Bernstein of Freebird
By Kevin May | September 12, 2019
The co-founder and CEO of Freebird, Ethan Bernstein, joins Kevin May and David Litwak for the latest episode.... Read More
Interview | Technology
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STARTUP STAGE: Padlifter wants to connect vacation rental service providers
By Mitra Sorrells | September 6, 2019
Padlifter is a marketplace to connect vacation rental hosts with providers of services such as property management, security, marketing, maintenance, laundry, accounting and more.   ... Read More
Interview | Startups
How I Got Here, episode 3 - Polina Raygorodskaya of Wanderu
How I Got Here, episode 3 - Polina Raygorodskaya of Wanderu
By Kevin May | September 5, 2019
For the third episode, PhocusWire's Kevin May and David Litwak from Mozio chat with Polina Raygorodskaya, co-founder and CEO at Wanderu.... Read More
Interview | Online
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STARTUP STAGE: Sherpa wants to shake up walking tours with AR avatar guides
By Linda Fox | September 4, 2019
Sherpa was founded earlier this year to bring augmented reality avatar guides to walking tours. The Chicago-based company wants to have 100 tours in major cities around the world by the end of 2020.... Read More
Interview | Startups
Q&A: Ritz-Carlton founder Horst Schulze on tech's role in luxury hotels
Q&A: Ritz-Carlton founder Horst Schulze on tech's role in luxury hotels
By Mitra Sorrells | September 3, 2019
Ritz-Carlton co-founder Horst Schulze shares his views on how the luxury category has changed, the best ways to integrate technology and his changing views on online intermediaries and crowd-sourced reviews.... Read More
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Q&A: BCD Travel's Yannis Karmis on innovation, new tech, threats to legacy TMCs
By Mitra Sorrells | August 30, 2019
BCD Travel's senior vice president of product strategy and development, Yannis Karmis, discusses emerging technologies, NDC, digital identity and more.... Read More
News | Technology
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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 to take on the legacy travel management companies.   ... Read More
Interview | Startups
How I Got Here, episode 2 - Aaron Gowell of SilverRail Technologies
How I Got Here, episode 2 - Aaron Gowell of SilverRail Technologies
By Kevin May | August 29, 2019
Aaron Gowell is an outspoken and realistic CEO who knows the challenges of any business trying to tackle the complex world of rail technology.... Read More
Interview | Distribution
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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
Startup Stage: Anyplace wants to make flexible-term housing as easy to book as hotels
Startup Stage: Anyplace wants to make flexible-term housing as easy to book as hotels
By Jill Menze | August 27, 2019
Anyplace is a B2C marketplace where travelers can book fully furnished accommodations on a monthly basis.... Read More
Interview | Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Clear Chain Travel wants to reimagine distribution through blockchain and AI
STARTUP STAGE: Clear Chain Travel wants to reimagine distribution through blockchain and AI
By Linda Fox | August 22, 2019
Clear Chain Travel is bringing blockchain principles and AI-driven robotic processes to the groups and meetings space to improve transparency, drive efficiency and save costs.... Read More
Interview | Startups
How I Got Here, episode 1 - Gareth Williams of Skyscanner
How I Got Here, episode 1 - Gareth Williams of Skyscanner
By Kevin May | August 22, 2019
For the debut of the How I Got Here weekly podcast, hosted by PhocusWire's Kevin May and David Litwak from Mozio, we talk to Gareth Williams, one of the co-founders, ex CEO and now chairperson at Skyscanner.... Read More
Interview | Online
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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
STARTUP STAGE: Wapanda wants to give control back to riders and NYC taxis
STARTUP STAGE: Wapanda wants to give control back to riders and NYC taxis
By Jill Menze | August 20, 2019
The Wapanda app connects consumers with ride-share companies as well as New York City taxis and lets them negotiate on fares.... Read More
Interview | Startups
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In The Big Chair - Doug Anderson of American Express Global Business Travel
By Mitra Sorrells | August 14, 2019
The CEO of the global TMC discusses business travel pain points, the impact of NDC in the corporate channel and new startups entering the market.... Read More
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