Hello! 20 years in this industry and the learning curve is getting steeper, so as travel is social, networking is vital and sustainability a must.
Have been taking part of TM Berlin and London but never reg to the community
learn, love, respect
“We have delayed action for too long, and as a result, our options have narrowed. This assessment should act both as wakeup call and motivation to act. There is huge opportunity for travel and tourism in a decarbonising world, but we must act with urgency and unite in our vision for a “good” transition.” An essential read — be interested to hear what others in the industry think. 👇 Direct link to the PDF report: https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/travelfoundation/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/28113213/EnvisionTourism_Full_FINAL.pdf
Hey guys, I've been a fulltime traveller for almost five years now; leaving behind a career in finance and IT sales. Being a traveller on either side of the pandemic meant a lot of things...good and bad. One definite con has been the increasing price of accommodation, specifically related to Airbnb. When I first began roaming the world in 2019, Airbnb was my default option for places to stay, and it worked well. Lots of supply. Reasonable prices. Reliable. Safe. Since the pandemic, it's just not a viable long-term solution. So here's how I overcame the challenge of finding a reasonably priced alternative to Airbnb: 1. Often the same accommodation is also listed on booking.com. Compare to see if you can save on costs. 2. Try and contact the owner directly to see if there's an opportunity to save by paying cash in hand. Note: I've had mixed experiences with this one. 3. It's funny how many hosts know other hosts! If you've connected well with your host - find out who their fr...
It's encouraging to see so many Founders and business owners part of this travel community. I often wonder how the overall experience in establishing, managing and growing a tech company on the road is different to if you were stationed in one city. Do you have access to the same resources? Can you validate the same way? What are the differences in raising capital? How will you find a co-founder? What if all your customers and partners are in one country? I was recently invited to be part of a startup accelerator program in my home city of Sydney, Australia. And while the idea of a product I built helped me get into the program (not the only reason), the program itself was more focused on developing new ideas through finding a co-founder, conceptualizing an idea, validating said idea and eventually (potentially) getting a term sheet. Ultimately, aside from the in-person co-founder matching activities, I found there was no real need to be physically present. However, If you...