Dutch, living in Jersey City. Have been in travel/tech since 2006. Worked on accommodation growth at Booking.com, Marketing cruises at Virgin Voyages and experiences growth at GetYourGuide.
The travel industry has a lot of runway still to grow and i'm excited to see all the innovation.
Cape Town was one of the stops during our honeymoon. - Wine Flies Wine tours, really good storytellers, fun group (small) and some great wine farms (fav stop was Mitre's Edge). https://wineflies.co.za/ - Accommodations, we stayed both in the city cen... show more
Tips for first trip to Cape Town? 10 months ago
To be honest, Google sheets for travel planning. Once i'm in destination I store all places on a Google Maps List so I have all the geo locations stored for directions.
For city trips or familiar destinations (visited at least 1x before) i use significantly less information sources than new destinations. A new destination also depends on the trip type, e.g; A big city i'd much more likely watch youtube, insta and read ... show more
Tremendous insights. Aside from the more 'traditional' media platforms in travel I think the newsletter stands out with highlights, a little more focus on startups (which is great and keeps me informed) and then the talent collective on top of it. Great!
Travel Tech Essentialist 1 year ago
Hi all, my name is Isaac and I've been working in Travel Tech since 2006. I used to attend some of the VoyagerHQ startup pitch nights and I love that there's still a group of travel professionals that meet up. I have experience in Accommodations at Book... show more
New York City Travel Massive 1 year ago
Hi, my name is Benoit and I'm passionate about how technology can disrupt the travel industry and ultimately lead to a better end-user experience. I have been conducting numerous interviews over the past few weeks to gain insights into the way people curate, organize and share travel content, with the final objective of identifying opportunities to innovate in this space. I intend to share my preliminary findings across a series of discussions on Travel Massive to engage with the community. The first topic relates to the main information channels used by travellers to discover a specific destination and learn about where to go and what to do. Below a summary from the interviews: - Friends / Family: For 67% of interviewees, friends and family’s word-of-mouth play a significant role in picking the next destination and 42% rely on their recommendations to know what to do on the ground. - Social Media: 75% of interviewees mention social media, and specifically Instagram, as as key ...