Interviews
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In the green room at Phocuswright with... Matt Curtis
By PhocusWire | October 23, 2018
As founder of Smart City Policy Group which he set up a year ago, Curtis works with governments and companies to formulate regulations for emerging technology and the sharing economy. ... Read More
Interview | Technology
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In the green room at Phocuswright with... Arlene Coyle
By PhocusWire | October 17, 2018
Arlene has lived and breathed corporate travel for 20 years and as such is an advocate of how the individual will play a key role in managed travel in the future, helped by technology. ... Read More
Interview | Distribution
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In the green room at Phocuswright with... Jonne de Leeuw
By PhocusWire | October 15, 2018
The fund led a $17 million round to back Tiqets, now its principal participates in an executive roundtable on tours and activities at The Phocuswright Conference 2018.... Read More
Interview | Startups
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In the green room at Phocuswright with... Fred Lalonde
By PhocusWire | October 11, 2018
Fresh off a $100 million funding round, the CEO of the price prediction and booking app participates in a panel discussion on air travel at The Phocuswright Conference 2018.... Read More
Interview | Technology
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STARTUP STAGE: KeyoCoin helps independent travel companies through universal rewards program
By Linda Fox | October 10, 2018
KeyoCoin is a blockchain-based travel rewards cryptocurrecy and platform that aims to get independent travel businesses in front of consumers, as well as provide them with a rewards program. ... Read More
Interview | Startups
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
In the green room at Phocuswright with... David Holyoke
In the green room at Phocuswright with... David Holyoke
By PhocusWire | October 8, 2018
As global head of Airbnb for Work, David Holyoke oversees the strategic direction and operation of the company's business travel vertical. ... Read More
Interview | Online
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In the green room at Phocuswright with... Kathy Morgan
By PhocusWire | October 5, 2018
With responsibility for driving NDC at Sabre, Morgan has witnessed it go from an initiative shadowed by mistrust and confusion to something many in the industry are now getting behind and seeing as a positive step. ... Read More
Interview | Distribution
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STARTUP STAGE: The Plum Guide wants to be the Michelin Guide for vacation rentals
By Mitra Sorrells | October 3, 2018
Founded in 2016, the Plum Guide is a curated collection of vacation rentals that meet its rigorous “Perfect Stay Test” that evaluates properties based on more than 150 criteria – everything from smell to shower pressure to Wi-Fi speed. Selected properties   ... Read More
Interview | Startups
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In the green room at Phocuswright with... Rajesh Magow
By PhocusWire | October 2, 2018
With responsibility for MakeMyTrip’s business strategy and operational leadership in India, Magow has helped the company become a leader in the country’s online travel industry, with more than $4 billion in gross bookings in fiscal year 2018. ... Read More
Interview | Online
Startup Stage Pitched
Startup Stage: Pitched wants to be the Airbnb of camping
By Mitra Sorrells | October 1, 2018
Ontario-based Pitched is modeled after Airbnb – allowing Canadian property owners to rent their land to travelers looking for unique, affordable places to set up their tents.  ... Read More
Interview | Startups
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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
In the green room at Phocuswright with... Erik Blachford
In the green room at Phocuswright with... Erik Blachford
By PhocusWire | September 28, 2018
The former president and CEO of Expedia, and later of IAC Travel, is now a prominent figure in venture capital and angel investing. Blachford will be a “dragon” at The Phocuswright Conference 2018.   ... Read More
Interview | Startups
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In the green room at Phocuswright with... Dana Dunne
By PhocusWire | September 25, 2018
With previous roles at AOL and easyJet, the CEO of eDreams Odigeo was handed the leadership reins in 2015 and quickly put a six-point plan into action to ensure the company kept pace with the rapidly changing online travel market.... Read More
Interview | Online
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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, accommodations and rail and bus tickets.... Read More
Interview | Distribution