How I Got Here - Inside stories from innovation an

How I Got Here - Inside stories from innovation an

53. Atle Skalleberg of StudentUniverse

Atle Skalleberg's career so far has been a combination of being in the right place at the right time, smart decisions...

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52. Jamie Wong of Vayable

It's not the most well-trodden path in online travel - a producer on the hit The Daily Show With John Stewart to CEO...

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51. Josh Wyatt of Generator Hostels

The concept of upmarket hostel accommodation was, some argue, fairly alien in the youth travel sector until fairly...

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50. Paul Melhus of ToursByLocals

In one respect, ToursByLocals is a classic startup story. It was the brainchild of CEO Paul Melhus and chief...

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49. Alex Mans of Flyr

As digitalization of the airline sector has increased exponentially over the last decade, a number of new business...

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48. Tobias Ragge of HRS

The modern story of HRS (Hotel Reservation Service) is one of geographic growth, expansion into new business areas...

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47. Brad Bao of Lime

It takes a lot to change a mindset that has prevailed for decades. Bikes (and scooters) are, for many people, mostly...

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46. Fabio Cannavale of Lastminute.com Group

Lastminute.com Group's name didn't start out that way. BravoFly Rumbo switched its corporate identity after an...

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44. Azim Barodawala of Volantio

Volantio launched into the aviation market in 2014, bidding to capitalize on a burgeoning need by airlines to embrace...

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43. Varun Khona of Headout

Varun Khona's story about the creation of Headout is a classic startup tale. His first startup, Trippy, lasted a...

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42. Ben Frank of Rotabull

How do you launch and grow a business that is attempting to overhaul one of the aviation sector's most complicated...

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41. Nicolas Brusson of BlaBlaCar

BlaBlaCar is a lot more than a carpooling platform with a quirky name. Since its creators - Frédéric Mazzella,...

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40. Brent Handler of Inspirato

Brent Handler is credited by many as one of the pioneers of the "destination club" sector in the travel industry....

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39. Martin Rastellino of Despegar

Roberto Souviron, Alejandro Tamer, Martín Rastellino, Cristian Vilate and Mariano Fiori were five friends from...

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38. Travis Katz of Trip.com

Travis Katz launched Gogobot at the height of the "social trip planning" wave in online travel. The ex-MySpace exec...

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37. Rajesh Magow of MakeMyTrip

MakeMyTrip was not one of those online travel brands that exploded onto the scene. Although it has since go on to...

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36. Eric Gnock Fah of Klook

Klook has come a long way in six years. The Hong Kong-based booking site for tours and activities was one of a number...

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35. Rob Wiesenthal of Blade

You can probably count on one hand the number of entertainment executives who've switched their careers to enter the...

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34. Bobby Healy of CarTrawler

Free-spirited and never afraid to speak his mind, Bobby Healy is a well-known figure in the travel and transportation...

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33. Caitlin Zaino von During of Porter & Sail

Porter & Sail hit the sweet spot of mobile, personalization, ancillary revenue and hospitality in the mid-2000s....

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