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Mark Lenahan
Head of Retailing Strategy, Travelport
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About me

Head of Retailing Strategy at Travelport. Specialist in Travel Tech, CX, retailing and loyalty for airlines and other travel companies. Border Collie rescue owner. Sometimes runner.

Why did you join the community?

I've been involved in Travel Massive events already, want to bring an additional technology / distribution view.

What is your favorite travel destination?

Rio de Janeiro

Where do you dream of traveling to?


What was your first travel job?

VTI Ireland, working for American Express business travel (1995)

What do you want to learn more about?

Travel technology trends

Three words that describe why we should travel?

Experience, Friendship, Delight


  • Thanks for your thoughts. I had some similar feelings myself - but I could see why from a marketing perspective it had to be real. (By the way, we didn't fly camera crews and marketing people with Jamie - we either hired local or prepositioned key peop... show more

  • I know there are quite a few travel marketers and content creators here, so really interested in your professional opinions on Travelport's 7Wonders campaign. We partnered with Jamie ‘Adventureman’ McDonald to try and break a Guinness world record - t... show more

  • 1. Along the beachfront in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil - Leblon, Ipanema, Copacabana, Leme (around the lagoon in Lagoa would be good alternative - though a lot hotter usually) 2. Around Phoenix Park in Dublin, Ireland

  • I looked at my predictions for last year relating to business travel and I think those trends are still going and will take multiple years to play out: More meaningful corporate travel (better planning, longer trips), and the shape of travel changed due... show more

  • I tried it too - very interesting - with VERY little input (I just said blog about visit to dublin, with hotel, attractions, dining) and I got the following as one option: "Dublin was a city that surprised me. I thought it would be similar to Paris, bu... show more