Travel Hero Podcast

Travel Hero Podcast

Deep Dive: The New Luxury Tourism | Accor, Taj, Metropolo & Steigenberger

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This is a dive deep into the world of NEW luxury tourism. CEO's of well-known hotel brands share their perspectives on how to enhance the experiences of their luxury guests. You'll take away crucial insights on how to build a luxury brand considering the challenge of keeping brand promises and differentiated souls without simply duplicating. The discussion gets heated up once the terms "digital detox" and "digitalization" come up...

Soul Talk: Timothy O'Neil-Dunne | 777 Partners

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Timothy O'Neil-Dunne gained foothold in the travel industry at an early stage, was on the start up team of Expedia and considers himself as an "agent of change". He is very clear about the bright and dark sides that the travel industry brings and shares his thoughts on the importance of listening and transformations in life.

Deep Dive: Responsible Tourism | Gopinath Parayil | The Blue Yonder

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Why Gopinath Parayil (short: Gopi) is a true travel hero? He pioneered when founding one of the first travel companies from India with focus on responsible tourism: The Blue Yonder. They like to call themselves a "Development Intervention Organisation" aiming to create better places for people and communities to live as THE basic foundation for tourism to be sustainable. Listening to Gopi's story he might transform your way of travelling, too.

Deep Dive: The New TripAdvisor | Stephen Kaufer | TripAdvisor

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Get ready for the new TripAdvisor! Face to face with Stephen Kaufer, CEO of TripAdvisor, this interview during ITB Berlin Convention reveals insights into the world's largest travel platform. You'll get to know the importance of trust and sharing experiences in this business and gain first hand knowledge about TripAdvisor's plans on becoming the starting point of every journey.

Soul Talk: Andy Owen Jones I bd4travel

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Andy Owen Jones, CEO and visionary Co-Founder of bd4travel, is talking about the importance of using Big data and AI to understand customer's current and future behavior. How he "fell" into travel technology and finally brought bd4travel to life? He'll tell you!

Soul Talk: Greg W. Greeley I Airbnb

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"Anyone can belong anywhere" - That's what Airbnb is about. The President of Homes of Airbnb, Greg W. Greeley talks about his work at Amazon prime and how he started at Airbnb. The mission of Airbnb: Meaningful and memorable travel as well as a personal connection with the people you're visiting. Get inspired by Greg's story!

Soul Talk: Monika Wiederhold | Amadeus

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Travel and tech - these are the two passions of our travel hero Monika Wiederhold, Managing Director at Amadeus Germany. During the interview she reveals how 9/11 changed her personal and professional life and why Mahatma Gandhi is her personal super hero. Monika's advise to future travel heroes? Stay curios and travel!

Deep Dive: Future Mobility | Christoph Weigler | Uber

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Learn from the "Uber story" in this episode with Christoph Weigler, General Manager, Uber Germany. Christoph claims that we should start to move away from owning a car to using mobility as a service in the future, about "Doomsday" in future mobility, opportunities in rural areas and about his personal super hero: his daughter.
Why he doesn't own a car himself? He'll tell you!

About this podcast

The tourism industry is full of big achievers and thrilling personalities, real travel heroes! The Travel Hero Podcast by ITB is a series of intimate talks with inspriring minds of the tourism industry about their lives, lessons learned, career tips and deep dive episodes on current trends moving the travel industry.
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