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The weekly How I Got Here podcast talks to those behind the success stories in travel and transportation, hosted by PhocusWire's Kevin May and David Litwak at Mozio.

The weekly How I Got Here podcast talks to those behind the success stories in travel and transportation, hosted by PhocusWire's Kevin May and David Litwak at Mozio.
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The weekly How I Got Here podcast talks to those behind the success stories in travel and transportation, hosted by PhocusWire's Kevin May and David Litwak at Mozio.

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English

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Episodes

How I Got Here, episode 15 - Steve Kaufer of TripAdvisor (FULL SHOW)

12/5/2019
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The phrase "humble beginnings" is often used to describe the backstory of famous brands in the world of business before they hit the jackpot. But TripAdvisor, with some of its formative years spent in rooms above a pizza parlor, is one such company in the modern travel business that deserves the phrase to illustrate just how far it's come. It is now a publicly listed company, of course, with offices around the world and user figures in the hundreds of millions each month. Yet few people...

Duration:00:35:49

How I Got Here, episode 14 - Jerome Touze of WAYN (FULL SHOW)

11/18/2019
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WAYN (Where Are You Now?) was founded by three young entrepreneurs with a simple concept: create a platform for travelers to connect when on the road. The U.K.-based brand was a pioneering travel social network that captured a huge amount of attention in the mid-2000s for its rapid growth, bold ideas and ability to attract investment from some of the biggest names in the online travel industry at the time. Millions of users and a youthful, fairly brash style inspired a string of fellow...

Duration:01:02:58

How I Got Here, episode 13 - Oliver Dlouhy of Kiwi.com (FULL SHOW)

11/14/2019
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Once known as Skypicker, Kiwi.com has come a long way since its founder and CEO Oliver Dlouhy discovered how hard it was get across Europe using only low-cost carriers. With a classic personal frustration for inspiration, Dlouhy created the business and has barely had a chance to breathe ever since. Czech Republic-headquartered Kiwi.com now has over 1,000 employees and is a fully-fledged online travel agency that allows consumers to create a single booking on flights that are not...

Duration:00:45:56

How I Got Here, episode 13A - Oliver Dlouhy of Kiwi.com on riding growth

11/14/2019
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Once known as Skypicker, Kiwi.com has come a long way since its founder and CEO Oliver Dlouhy discovered how hard it was get across Europe using only low-cost carriers. With a classic personal frustration for inspiration, Dlouhy created the business and has barely had a chance to breathe ever since. Czech Republic-headquartered Kiwi.com now has over 1,000 employees and is a fully-fledged online travel agency that allows consumers to create a single booking on flights that are not...

Duration:00:03:04

How I Got Here, episode 13B - Oliver Dlouhy of Kiwi.com on getting the right mode

11/14/2019
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Once known as Skypicker, Kiwi.com has come a long way since its founder and CEO Oliver Dlouhy discovered how hard it was get across Europe using only low-cost carriers. With a classic personal frustration for inspiration, Dlouhy created the business and has barely had a chance to breathe ever since. Czech Republic-headquartered Kiwi.com now has over 1,000 employees and is a fully-fledged online travel agency that allows consumers to create a single booking on flights that are not...

Duration:00:03:22

How I Got Here, episode 13C - Oliver Dlouhy of Kiwi.com on adding services

11/14/2019
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Once known as Skypicker, Kiwi.com has come a long way since its founder and CEO Oliver Dlouhy discovered how hard it was get across Europe using only low-cost carriers. With a classic personal frustration for inspiration, Dlouhy created the business and has barely had a chance to breathe ever since. Czech Republic-headquartered Kiwi.com now has over 1,000 employees and is a fully-fledged online travel agency that allows consumers to create a single booking on flights that are not...

Duration:00:03:29

How I Got Here, episode 12 - Travis Pittman of TourRadar (FULL SHOW)

11/7/2019
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A lot of attention has been paid in recent years on the so-called big players in tours and activities. Their efforts to capture some of the huge market for selling tickets to attractions and experiences in destinations but there is another, equally important and vibrant area of that industry: multi-day tours. The likes of Booking.com, Expedia, TripAdvisor, Airbnb and countless others have largely ignored it so far, giving the likes of brands such as TourRadar to be created and then gain a...

Duration:00:46:02

How I Got Here, episode 12A - Travis Pittman of TourRadar on catching up with tech

11/7/2019
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A lot of attention has been paid in recent years on the so-called big players in tours and activities. Their efforts to capture some of the huge market for selling tickets to attractions and experiences in destinations but there is another, equally important and vibrant area of that industry: multi-day tours. The likes of Booking.com, Expedia, TripAdvisor, Airbnb and countless others have largely ignored it so far, giving the likes of brands such as TourRadar to be created and then gain a...

Duration:00:02:54

How I Got Here, episode 12B - Travis Pittman of TourRadar on the online-offline dilemma

11/7/2019
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A lot of attention has been paid in recent years on the so-called big players in tours and activities. Their efforts to capture some of the huge market for selling tickets to attractions and experiences in destinations but there is another, equally important and vibrant area of that industry: multi-day tours. The likes of Booking.com, Expedia, TripAdvisor, Airbnb and countless others have largely ignored it so far, giving the likes of brands such as TourRadar to be created and then gain a...

Duration:00:06:46

How I Got Here, episode 12C - Travis Pittman of TourRadar on proving innovation to investors

11/7/2019
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A lot of attention has been paid in recent years on the so-called big players in tours and activities. Their efforts to capture some of the huge market for selling tickets to attractions and experiences in destinations but there is another, equally important and vibrant area of that industry: multi-day tours. The likes of Booking.com, Expedia, TripAdvisor, Airbnb and countless others have largely ignored it so far, giving the likes of brands such as TourRadar to be created and then gain a...

Duration:00:06:47

How I Got Here, episode 11A - Francis Davidson of Sonder on cutting out the fat

10/31/2019
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Sonder has found itself at the center of perhaps the hottest sector in the travel industry this year. Some might argue that the buzz around private accommodation has never really gone away since the emergence of Airbnb and other brands at the turn of this decade. But the evidence suggests that investors are taking a significant interest once more in hospitality brands generally (Exhibit A: OYO) and alternative accommodation platforms specifically. Sonder was one of those sites that...

Duration:00:06:07

How I Got Here, episode 11B - Francis Davidson of Sonder on regulations

10/31/2019
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Sonder has found itself at the center of perhaps the hottest sector in the travel industry this year. Some might argue that the buzz around private accommodation has never really gone away since the emergence of Airbnb and other brands at the turn of this decade. But the evidence suggests that investors are taking a significant interest once more in hospitality brands generally (Exhibit A: OYO) and alternative accommodation platforms specifically. Sonder was one of those sites that...

Duration:00:02:15

How I Got Here, episode 11C - Francis Davidson of Sonder on millennial brands

10/31/2019
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Sonder has found itself at the center of perhaps the hottest sector in the travel industry this year. Some might argue that the buzz around private accommodation has never really gone away since the emergence of Airbnb and other brands at the turn of this decade. But the evidence suggests that investors are taking a significant interest once more in hospitality brands generally (Exhibit A: OYO) and alternative accommodation platforms specifically. Sonder was one of those sites that...

Duration:00:04:46

How I Got Here, episode 11 - Francis Davidson of Sonder (FULL SHOW)

10/29/2019
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Sonder has found itself at the center of perhaps the hottest sector in the travel industry this year. Some might argue that the buzz around private accommodation has never really gone away since the emergence of Airbnb and other brands at the turn of this decade. But the evidence suggests that investors are taking a significant interest once more in hospitality brands generally (Exhibit A: OYO) and alternative accommodation platforms specifically. Sonder was one of those sites that...

Duration:00:46:02

How I Got Here, episode 10 - Robert Albert of Routehappy (FULL SHOW)

10/24/2019
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It's been almost two years since fare-filing platform ATPCO bought Routehappy - a deal that not only secured Routehappy's position on the aviation map but also set about a major evolution of the 54-year-old buyer. Routehappy's rich content platform, essentially a mechanism to showcase features and amenities of aircraft and airlines at the booking phase for consumers, has spearheaded a wider shift to retailing and next-generation distribution for ATPCO. Routehappy CEO Robert Albert clearly...

Duration:00:56:07

How I Got Here, episode 10A - Robert Albert of Routehappy on solving complex problems

10/24/2019
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It's been almost two years since fare-filing platform ATPCO bought Routehappy - a deal that not only secured Routehappy's position on the aviation map but also set about a major evolution of the 54-year-old buyer. Routehappy's rich content platform, essentially a mechanism to showcase features and amenities of aircraft and airlines at the booking phase for consumers, has spearheaded a wider shift to retailing and next-generation distribution for ATPCO. Routehappy CEO Robert Albert clearly...

Duration:00:08:05

How I Got Here, episode 10B - Robert Albert of Routehappy on making money

10/24/2019
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It's been almost two years since fare-filing platform ATPCO bought Routehappy - a deal that not only secured Routehappy's position on the aviation map but also set about a major evolution of the 54-year-old buyer. Routehappy's rich content platform, essentially a mechanism to showcase features and amenities of aircraft and airlines at the booking phase for consumers, has spearheaded a wider shift to retailing and next-generation distribution for ATPCO. Routehappy CEO Robert Albert clearly...

Duration:00:03:30

How I Got Here, episode 10C - Robert Albert of Routehappy on getting acquired

10/24/2019
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It's been almost two years since fare-filing platform ATPCO bought Routehappy - a deal that not only secured Routehappy's position on the aviation map but also set about a major evolution of the 54-year-old buyer. Routehappy's rich content platform, essentially a mechanism to showcase features and amenities of aircraft and airlines at the booking phase for consumers, has spearheaded a wider shift to retailing and next-generation distribution for ATPCO. Routehappy CEO Robert Albert clearly...

Duration:00:13:51

How I Got Here, episode 9A - Henrik Zillmer of AirHelp on working with airlines

10/17/2019
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The AirHelp story is one that began in 2013 - the brainchild of its charismatic and energetic founder Henrik Zillmer. The service is actually very simple in scope: providing air passengers with the means to secure compensation from airlines when things go wrong. It has since grown to a team of 750 but the route along the way is a trademark one that illustrates just how far a startup has to go to gain recognition and forge partnerships. Like many startups in travel and transportation,...

Duration:00:04:55

How I Got Here, episode 9B - Henrik Zillmer of AirHelp on PR stunts

10/17/2019
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The AirHelp story is one that began in 2013 - the brainchild of its charismatic and energetic founder Henrik Zillmer. The service is actually very simple in scope: providing air passengers with the means to secure compensation from airlines when things go wrong. It has since grown to a team of 750 but the route along the way is a trademark one that illustrates just how far a startup has to go to gain recognition and forge partnerships. Like many startups in travel and transportation,...

Duration:00:09:39