Valyn Perini

Valyn Perini

Valyn Perini is a contributing Node to Tnooz and the Vice President of Strategic Relationships for Nor1.

She was most recently the CEO of the OpenTravel Alliance, where she oversaw the operations of the organization, including developing and executing strategies to reach the goal of standardized electronic distribution of travel and traveler information.

Her travel career includes stints with InterContinental, Westin and Swissôtel, with PricewaterhouseCoopers as a travel technology consultant, and as the director of product strategy for Newmarket International.

Valyn speaks on industry topics at events around the world, and writes about travel when she can find the time.
Originally from Atlanta, Valyn now lives in Boston.

cash rain 2 The art of the pitch: the travel industry doesn’t care about your exit strategy
cash rain 2 33 days ago

I’ve sat through, and sometimes judged, many pitch competitions in the travel industry over the last few years. My role as a …

personalisation 363 days ago

The travel industry has been talking about personalization for so long without doing much about it. It has become so much lip …

presenter 735 days ago

As a judge at the Phocuswright Travel Innovation Summit last week, I had the honor of having 30 companies present their businesses to me and my fellow judges in eight-minute slots during one day.

server 741 days ago

Big Data. I know, you’re totally sick of this topic. The chatter about Big Data is just numbing – even the Harvard Business Review joined the chorus a few months ago.

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As a neutral and independent standards body, we at OpenTravel get questions, and lots of them, about the travel industry.

personalisation 1050 days ago

Larry Smith of Thematix has previously written several excellent posts in Tnooz about semantic technologies in the travel industry.

baby computer 1077 days ago

Open APIs (those that are freely or cheaply and easily available) are great – the travel industry has a long and checkered past with proprietary access to information that has, as most here will argue, stifled innovation.

hotel room tech 1145 days ago

Technology enables service. That’s the idea, anyway. In the hotel industry, thousands of companies provide hundreds of applications to help hotels to manage operations and provide better guest service.

hotel map plenty 1197 days ago

The Travel Technology Initiative recently announced the launch of TTIcodes, an initiative to create “the definitive listing of properties” core information.

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Lots of ideas were floated at the annual Datalex User’s Conference in Dublin last week, as a roomful of consultants, airlines, distributors, and technology providers talked about airline merchandising perhaps coming-of-age.


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