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.

destination choice How consumers choose a destination – an untapped opportunity for travel startups?
destination choice 6 months ago

Web 1.0 travel services tend to start with a website homepage with the question: “Where do you want to go?” The next …

indiana jones 7 months ago

The travel industry has not been very receptive recently to digital travel startups. Yes, articles are written, conference startup pitch invites are …

travel music 11 months ago

I was recently thinking (as a hypothetical exercise) about how families choose what day tours or activities to book whilst in a …

maturing 12 months ago

It would very difficult to put your finger on something that significantly altered in 2014. Yet perhaps the pivotal moment isn’t a …

business pitch 1 year ago

Every conference nowadays seems to have some kind of pitching opportunity for travel startups. Some consider these timeslots the ideal time to …

travel disruption 1 year 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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.


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