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About Javier González-Soria

Dr. Javier Gonzalez-Soria y Moreno de la Santa is an international expert in online travel, eCommerce, eMarketing, mCommerce, connectivity and digital transformation.
22 04, 2022

Five Trends That Will Define Group Travel in 2022

By | April 22nd, 2022|Tags: |

One of the lasting impacts of the pandemic has been the change it has induced to previously predictable patterns of behavior. The size, spend, duration, and mix of groups looks different now compared to three years ago, influenced by new traveler behaviors and priorities, hybrid meetings and events, plus working from home. As variants emerge [...]

22 04, 2022

Phocuswright’s latest travel research Europe Travel Market Report 2021-2025

By | April 22nd, 2022|Tags: |

We are beginning to see the end of restrictions in Europe, signaling the start to a new phase of recovery. According to Phocuswright's latest travel research Europe Travel Market Report 2021-2025, positive signs for a strong future include international tourists slowly returning, coupled with accelerated air ticket sales (but from a low base). Travel companies [...]

22 04, 2022

Captain your journey in the travel tech ecosystem

By | April 22nd, 2022|Tags: |

Travel Tech Executive Fellowship (TTEF) is an 8-week immersion, year-long membership and a life-long community combining hand-picked founders, practitioners, leaders, investors, and operators to connect, build, and share ideas pushing the boundaries of travel tech. Charting your own path can be challenging. TTEF grants you a spot in a vetted community that values deeper, purposeful [...]

22 04, 2022

Unique challenges facing the African entrepreneurial ecosystem

By | April 22nd, 2022|Tags: |

“I think I mightily overestimated my abilities, and my first entrepreneurial venture in finance was a complete failure, the bulk of which was entirely my own fault. It was a wonderful lesson. And I was able to pick myself up. The second venture of mine, which was a securities trading company, went very well. Subsequent [...]

22 04, 2022

Important milestone on the journey to digital identity

By | April 22nd, 2022|Tags: |

With Apple officially launching support for digital ID and mobile driving licenses (mDLs) in the Apple Wallet in Arizona and plans to roll out the support to Connecticut, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Oklahoma, and Utah this year, the future looks bright and digital for a more seamless passenger journey. The news comes as a welcome step [...]

22 04, 2022

Itilite has raised $29 million in Series C funding

By | April 22nd, 2022|Tags: |

    Itilite, a startup that provides solutions to automate business travel and expense processes and reduce costs, has raised $29 million in Series C funding. The investment was led by Tiger Global and existing investor Dharana Capital with Matrix Partners and Tenacity Ventures participating. Itilite says its business has grown 500% since its $13 [...]

22 04, 2022

Travel Tech Research

By | April 22nd, 2022|Tags: |

Three different types of travel intermediaries – online travel agencies (OTAs), traditional tour operators and travel management companies (TMCs) – are prominent within the European travel sector. Although their combined contribution fell significantly in 2020 to just €64 billion, travel intermediaries are expected to play a critical role as recovery takes hold, with indirect gross [...]

19 04, 2022

StartMeUP en el Travel Innovation Summit

By | April 19th, 2022|Tags: |

D. Mario Teijeiro, Director de Deloitte StartMeUP ha presentado este ambicioso proyecto de Deloitte de apoyo a las startups y como ejemplo del mismo hay dos startups Invitadas: - Cover Manager | José Antonio Pérez | CEO y Co-fundador - Queer Destinations | Oriol Pamies | CEO y Fundador En este video se puede disfrutar [...]

19 04, 2022

Travel Insights en el Travel Innovation Summit MAD22

By | April 19th, 2022|Tags: |

D. David Rodriguez, Socio director Transport, Hospitality and Services, Deloitte, llamó la atención sobre los cambios que esperan a la industria turística motivados por el cambio generacional, insistiendo en la importancia de tratar de definir potenciales escenarios de cambio, contemplando futuras realidades como pudieran ser el metaverso. Con mucho acierto insistió en la necesidad de no [...]

19 04, 2022

Las Tendencias en Destinos en el Travel Innovation Summit MAD22

By | April 19th, 2022|Tags: |

Doña Natalia Bayona, Director of Innovation, Education and Investments at World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), entrevistada por D. Jaime Pelegrí, Country Head of Agencias, Twitter, explicó que viajar es la mejor forma de formarse y de aprender, y que es una constante para el futuro que el propio viaje sea una experiencia. Incidió en la recuperación desigual en términos [...]