CEO Spotlight

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Interview / Online
CEO Spotlight - Tony Fernandes of Capital A
By Linda Fox | August 29, 2023
Capital A has been steadily developing from an airline to an online travel platform and most recently a super app offering financial services, ride hailing, food delivery and more.  Read More
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Interview / Startups
CEO Spotlight - Niko Karstikko of Bob W
By Linda Fox | July 25, 2023
Niko Karstikko and Sebastian Emberger set up Bob W in Helsinki in 2018 and have steadily grown its portfolio of city-based rental properties since then and raised €21 million in October 2022. Read More
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Interview / Online
CEO Spotlight - Kenneth Purcell of iSeatz
By Kathryn Walson | April 13, 2023
Kenneth Purcell founded iSeatz to automate the restaurant reservation process for hotel guests, and it has since expanded to connect hospitality, airline and financial services brands with a wide... Read More
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Interview / Online
In The Big Chair LIVE - Sam Jain of Fareportal
By Linda Fox | January 5, 2023
Fareportal, which is based in New York, has seven travel companies in its portfolio and employs more than 2,000 people across a number of locations including the U.K., Mexico, Canada and India. Read More
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Interview / Online
In The Big Chair - Graham Turner of Flight Centre Travel Group
By Mitra Sorrells | October 27, 2022
Graham Turner is CEO of Flight Centre Travel Group, one of the world’s largest travel retailers and corporate travel managers, with company-owned leisure and corporate travel business in 23... Read More
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Interview / Online
In The Big Chair - Rajesh Magow of MakeMyTrip
By Jill Menze | September 30, 2022
Rajesh Magow is co-founder and Group CEO of India’s MakeMyTrip. He previously served as CEO of the online travel company's India business before assuming the role in 2020. Read More
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News / Technology
Airlines urged to carefully consider carbon offset programs
By Linda Fox | September 29, 2022
Carbon offsetting programs are increasingly getting called out for how cheap they are and questioned on their efficacy - or, in some cases, existence. Read More
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Interview / Online
In The Big Chair - Aloke Bajpai of Ixigo
By Linda Fox | September 8, 2022
Aloke Bajpai founded India-based Ixigo in 2007 alongside co-founder Rajnish Kumar to improve the travel booking process for consumers through technology.  Read More
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Interview / Online
In the Big Chair - Gilda Perez-Alvarado of JLL Hotels
By Kathryn Walson | August 8, 2022
As global CEO of JLL Hotels & Hospitality, Gilda Perez-Alvarado leads the group’s Global Hotel Desk. Read More
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Interview / Online
In The Big Chair - Dhruv Shringi of Yatra
By Linda Fox | July 13, 2022
Dhruv Shringi is co-founder and CEO of Yatra, having launched the company in 2006 and listing it on the Nasdaq 10 years later. Read More
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Interview / Online
In The Big Chair - Noam Toister of Bookaway Group
By Linda Fox | June 27, 2022
Launched in 2018, Bookaway aims to help the fragmented and predominantly offline ground transportation industry move to online distribution. Read More
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Interview / Technology
In The Big Chair - Marcus Rader of Hostaway
By Linda Fox | June 21, 2022
Marcus Rader has been steering Hostaway, a specialist in vacation rental property and channel management, since 2016. Read More
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Interview / Technology
In The Big Chair - David Gunnarsson of Dohop
By Mitra Sorrells | June 1, 2022
Dohop is an Icelandic technology company that provides interlining technology to enable air-to-air and air-to-ground transportation connections.   Read More
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Interview / Online
In The Big Chair - Bruce Poon Tip of G Adventures
By Jill Menze | May 25, 2022
Bruce Poon Tip founded small group adventure travel company G Adventures in 1990 and leads as CEO still today. Read More
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Interview / Distribution
In The Big Chair - Jim Davidson of Accelya
By Jill Menze | May 3, 2022
Jim Davidson was named CEO of Accelya in March 2022, following the sale of his company Farelogix to the airline technology provider in 2020. Read More