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.

zombie Time to feed the zombie travel startups to the lions (aka The Successful Ones)
zombie 2 years 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 2 years ago

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

battle- 2 years 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 3 years ago

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

inspire travel 3 years 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.

inspiration sign 3 years ago

Inspiration. An over used-word around these parts. But inspiration remains one of the final remaining challenges in online travel.

pirate treasure 3 years ago

Being called a bunch of pirates in an industry isn’t as bad an insult as it sounds – especially in the context of being seen as potential disruptive forces in the travel sector.

fan in a van 3 years ago

Are you bored in your job? Looking for a new challenge!? How about come and work for us for a few months, probably unpaid, but will send you on a trip of a lifetime.

globe hands 3 years ago

It is currently Responsible Tourism Week. In the tours and activities sector, so-called responsible tourism is important. Very important.

zozi guru 3 years ago

It’s interesting watching how startups evolve – San Francisco-based Zozi started out in 2009 as Ekoventure, an intermediary in multi-day tours and activities.


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