Evan Konwiser

Evan Konwiser

Evan Konwiser is a contributing Node to Tnooz and was co-founder of FlightCaster, which was acquired by Next Jump in December 2010.

Currently, he works with travel start-ups and consults on new technology and trends in the travel industry. He started FlightCaster in 2009 to provide better tools for travelers using advanced technology.

After the acquisition, he managed Next Jump's travel distribution business, which includes employee discount programs for Fortune 500 companies.

Prior to FlightCaster, Evan was a consultant at Bain & Company and he also spent time at Kayak. He's an industry blogger and speaker on both consumer and corporate travel topics, a recipient of PhoCusWright's first ever Young Leadership Award and a member of the critics circle for the Travel Innovation Summit.

restaurant technology Priceline buying OpenTable has very little to do with travel – it’s just wiring up restaurants
restaurant technology 164 days ago

Contrary to popular belief, Priceline Group is not a travel company. Not anymore, at least. With the announcement of its acquisition of OpenTable, …

travel discovery 354 days ago

Travel investor Brad Gerstner recently said that the vast majority of value created from the last ten years has been wiring up the …

startup maze 363 days ago

The common refrain from critics of B2C travel startups is skepticism at their ability to acquire enough customers to achieve profitability and …

dark days for OTAs 468 days ago

Here are three things OTAs can do to stay relevant, according to Evan Konwiser.

growth graph 536 days ago

Jeffery Boyd, CEO of Priceline, recently made comments casting doubt on the effectiveness of relative newbies Room77 and HotelTonight.

US airways 649 days ago

Is there really a difference between mainstream low cost and network carriers? The merger between American Airlines and US Airways might answer that.

burning rubber 668 days ago

Big data and how it will have a massive impact on the travel industry – yup, we’ve been hearing an awful lot about that over the course of the past 18 months or so.

merchanding love 735 days ago

Suppliers continue to talk incessantly about these two strategies for revenue generation: merchandising and loyalty. Can they co-exist peacefully? Can third parties do either well? In short, not yet.

shatner pose 746 days ago

Priceline is acquiring Kayak for $1.8 billion in cash and stock. Yes, read it again. While unexpected, interestingly the news does not fundamentally tell us anything about the industry.

frommers montage 832 days ago

With this week’s announcement of its acquisition of Frommer’s, Google continues to unabashedly move into the content game in travel.

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