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.

 
inspiration sign Is turning dreams into reality the way to solve trip inspiration?
inspiration sign 729 days ago

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

 
pirate treasure 730 days 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 749 days 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 797 days ago

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

 
zozi guru 819 days 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.

 
blogger beach 833 days ago

The profession of travel blogging is apparently on the rise (defined as those who find employment through writing travel blogs).

 
startup money 862 days ago

Despite every startup claiming to be approaching a problem in a different way, you can actually divide them into four categories.

 
schemer 863 days ago

There are a number of pieces missing from the Google travel jigsaw. So far its focus has been on data-driven services – Maps, Flight Search, Hotel Finder, Places and the ubiquitous click-based advertising.

 
inamo 882 days ago

With the newspapers full of travel shop closures and general high street woes, perhaps it’s time to borrow from another sector.

 
tour guide 965 days ago

Since the turn of the millennium the industry has been focused on flights, hotels, car hire. Flights, hotels, car hire. Worth repeating so you remember how dull it is.

 
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