June 17, 2020

The Challenge of Being a Disruptor – Changing the Fundamentals of Travel Distribution and Settlement

It was a Sunday afternoon in 2013 and I did something I normally don’t do; I checked my Facebook feed (I’m not a big FB user). There I discovered a Meetup for Travel Startups scheduled for the upcoming week in San Francisco. It happened to coincide with an event where I was speaking earlier in the day, so I decided […]
June 10, 2020

As Travel Returns –Assessing Risk

I applaud the travel industry for its resilience in the face of the global pandemic. By all indications travel is slowly beginning to return.  To aid in the recovery some sophisticated tools have been developed to evaluate risk and track demand. These include the comprehensive travel recovery insights portal from BCG, ARC and 3Victors and the demand forecast portal developed […]
June 1, 2020

Travel Tech Investment Opportunities in a Post Covid-19 World

With the industry at a near standstill due to the global pandemic, we often forget that over the last decade the travel industry experienced significant investment from Angels, Venture Capitalists and Private Equity, creating new travel/transportation unicorns (e.g. Uber, Lyft, Airbnb, TripActions, Travel Perk and Oyo to name a few).  While post Covid-19 investors need to exercise caution, there is […]
August 19, 2014

Bloomberg West Interview

I appeared on Bloomberg West today.  I participated in a round table discussion with Daniel Farrar, CEO of Switchfly. Here is the video: Click here for the Bloomberg Link