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.

 
child eureka EUREKA! Where could your travel startup idea come from?
child eureka 72 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 226 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 231 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 282 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 394 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 401 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 463 days ago

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

 
battle- 519 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.

 
economics lesson 624 days ago

Tnooz recently featured two somewhat academic articles about the economics of peer-to-peer travel marketplaces (Article #1, Article #2).

 
inspire travel 702 days ago

For many people travel is all about realising dreams, a brief respite from the daily grind of life and the chance to get inspired by places that they visit.

 
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