Brian Chesky

Co-founder and CEO
Airbnb

The story is famous: As starving students, Brian Chesky and his Rhode Island School of Design roommates thought they might make extra cash by charging guests to sleep on air mattresses in...

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Aaron Gowell

Founder and CEO
SilverRail Technologies 

SilverRail Technologies CEO Aaron Gowell co-founded the rail-ticketing technology platform in 2009 and has since been named to a slew of “who’s who in...

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Steve Huffman

Co-Founder/Chief Technology Officer
Hipmunk

When Hipmunk Co-Founder and CTO Steve Huffman was in a long-distance relationship, he was often confounded by the mess he’d find when he would go online to book...

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Giorgos Zacharia

Chief Technology Officer
KAYAK

KAYAK’s TV commercials tout the travel search engine’s ease of use. Chief Technology Officer Giorgos Zacharia wants to make KAYAK even more user-friendly. The search engine already...

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Glenn Fogel

Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and Head of Worldwide Strategy and Planning
Priceline Group

With a background in asset management and investment banking, EVP Glenn Fogel heads up the...

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Barrie Seidenberg

Chief Executive Officer
Viator

Viator CEO Barrie Seidenberg joined the company in 2005 after a stint from 1995 to 2000 as Chief Marketing Officer at Preview Travel, one of the first online travel ventures,...

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Carl Shepherd

Co-founder and Chief Strategy and Development Officer 
HomeAway  

Chief Strategy and Development Officer Carl Shepherd co-founded HomeAway with CEO Brian Sharples in 2005. The company’s acquisitions...

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Philippe Vimard

Chief Technology Officer
eDreams Odigeo

While companies like Expedia and Travelzoo continue to bet on lodging for their revenue streams, eDreams Odigeo — Europe’s third largest online travel agency —...

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Marina Kolesnik

Founder and CEO
Travel.ru 

Founder and CEO of Travel.ru Marina Kolesnik is a serial entrepreneur with a great track record. Before Travel.ru, the graduate of the Harvard Business School and former McKinsey...

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Kathleen Tan

Chief Executive Officer
AirAsia Go

Seemingly everyone in the marketing end of the travel industry wants to make inroads into Asia. However, not too many people looking...

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Paul Hennessy

Chief Marketing Officer
Booking.com

American hotel websites typically put price before customer experience. Booking.com entered the U.S. market with its main objective being to get “booking right,” to...

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Emily Scott

Vice President, Digital Marketing
KAYAK

Emily Scott brought both strong marketing and tech experience to KAYAK, the travel search site co-founded by former Expedia, Travelocity, and Orbitz...

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Barbara Messing

Chief Marketing Officer
TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor’s Chief Marketing Officer Barbara Messing may speak for a brand that speaks to over 200 million unique users in 21 languages every month, but...

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David Doctorow

Senior Vice President Global Marketing
Expedia

Owners and employees of small businesses have to travel, too. David Doctorow, Senior Vice President Global Marketing, Brand Expedia, found a...

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