Alex Bainbridge

 
Alex Bainbridge

Alex is a contributing Node to Tnooz and writes about travel technology, travel startups, specialist tour operators and the tours & activities sector. He has previously led ecommerce, social media and reservation system projects for airlines, leading mainstream tour operators and hotel distribution companies in both leisure and business travel sectors.

He is the CEO of TourCMS, a web based software-as-a-service reservation system and distribution platform used by many specialist tour operators worldwide to take online bookings and distribute to 3rd parties.

He also moderates Small Fish Big Ocean, a community that welcomes small tour operators and niche travel agents to come and discuss travel ecommerce issues. Alex has a computing degree, is passionate about usability, speaks French and still writes and reviews code.

 
travel disruption Lessons for travel startups from Uber and OpenTable: Disrupt, fix or make money
travel disruption 128 days ago

The last few weeks have seen two major travel startup new stories, perhaps giving hope to countless young businesses in the sector. …

 
chess technology 180 days ago

Big Data is fast becoming one of those terms that is overused and applied to all sorts of data projects that are, …

 
child eureka 264 days ago

Depending upon your pain threshold, running a travel startup is either the most rewarding challenge in your life or it can be …

 
boot crush 418 days ago

As entrepreneurs tasked with delivering the future, we need a simple model that we can use to evaluate opportunities and determine where we should be building technologies and functionality.

 
eiffel tower guide 423 days ago

There has been plenty of coverage in recent months about the development and fate of person-to-person online marketplaces in the travel industry – not all of it particularly positive.

 
mentor 474 days ago

Building a travel startup is hard. Building a travel business is easier, but Tnooz TLabs is about startups with ambition to scale, not about creating companies that can provide an income for a team of people, but have no wider grand ambition.

 
thomas cook guru 586 days ago

Last week the industry and mainstream media in Europe were talking a lot about Thomas Cook. Why? Because new(ish) CEO Harriet Green has a plan to turn around the company.

 
zombie 593 days ago

One of the larger challenges running a complex, supplier-facing business within the tours and activities sector is the competitors (all startups) that are failing.

 
traction people 655 days ago

There has been plenty of digital inches written recently about the Series A crunch. Is it real? I don’t know.

 
battle- 711 days ago

To let you spend more time schmoozing (or sleeping), here is a wry take on what is often discussed in travel industry panel debates.

 
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