Chief Technology Officer
While companies like Expedia and Travelzoo continue to bet on lodging for their revenue streams, eDreams Odigeo — Europe’s third largest online travel agency — is betting on air. Though the profit margin on flights is historically low, eDreams Odigeo sees much of its revenue from fees that its customers pay for “custom made” bookings , i.e., inventory not available from its default global distribution system, through its Direct Connect technology and its proprietary dynamic pricing technology.
CTO Philippe Vimard is a travel technology veteran, having come to eDreams from Venere.com after holding tech-based senior management roles at Expedia. Vimard believes in “data-driven culture over perception” and his focus is to “build, measure and improve technology products relentlessly.”