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Our History

Founded in 2009, tnooz is the original independent voice in travel and hospitality technology. Our mission is to be the brightest source of travel technology news, analysis, and viewpoints from around the travel and hospitality industries

We look behind the news to provide commentary and actionable analysis for travel professionals across all segments of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry. We reach more than 300,000 travel professionals each month through our newsletters, articles, live shows, and speaking engagements all across the world.

Our international team of reporters and contributors bring the latest news and opinion to the travel sector and its related and diverse industries. And guest editorial posts by subject-matter experts provide unique perspectives.

In the constantly changing digital travel economy, new entrants disrupt the status quo, established players consider how best to adapt and grow, and technology at the heart of this evolution advances at a dizzying pace. Nowhere else on the web covers this ecosystem like tnooz.

Our founding story

Launched in September 2009, tnooz was the first independent voice covering the travel and hospitality technology industries. We focus on technology, digital distribution, media and marketing, web strategy, startups and financing in the travel sector.

After careers in the media, research, events and technology, founders Gene Quinn, Kevin May and Frederic Lalonde saw a gap in the media landscape for a fresh, upfront and analytical approach to covering technology in the world’s largest industry.

Our team of reporters and contributors, based in every corner of the globe, bring the latest news and opinion to the travel sector and its related and diverse industries. And guest editorial posts by subject-matter experts provide unique perspectives. In the constantly changing digital travel economy, new entrants disrupt the status quo, established players consider how best to adapt and grow, and technology at the heart of this evolution advances at a dizzying pace.

In the summer of 2017, after a stint as Sabre’s Senior Brand Journalist, Nick Vivion returned home to tnooz in the role of Editorial Director. The evolution continues, and just like the travel industry, it’s those who change last who suffer most.

Alongside the online news and analysis at the heart of everything we do, Tnooz also operates in other areas:

Tnooz also provides a range of commercial opportunities to the industry:

Tnooz is also active in other places:

On contributing to tnooz

The tnooz editorial team is always looking for viewpoints that provide valuable expertise and knowledge to our community. We are also often looking for freelance contributors to bolster our local coverage of such a global industry.

For more on contributing, please read our Community Guidelines.

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Other ways to contact us

For editorial and commercial enquiries, please get in touch via email, telephone or skype with any of the team listed below:

EDITORIAL:

Deputy editor
Linda Fox
email: lfox@tnooz.com
skype: lindasivelo

Senior editor
Michele McDonald
email: mmcdonald@tnooz.com

Contributing editor
Martin Cowen
email: mcowen@tnooz.com
skype: martincowen1965

ADVERTISING & SPONSORSHIPS:

Chief marketing officer
Kerry Cannon
email: KCannon@tnooz.com
skype: kjcannon82

Advertising and sponsorship, The Americas

Director, Client Strategy & Partnerships
Neil Strickland
phone: +1 954 296 9515
email: neil@globetm.com
skype: neil.strickland

Advertising and sponsorship, Europe-Middle East-Africa

Director, Client Strategy & Partnerships
Ella Sopp
phone:
+44 7879 666 033
email: esopp@tnooz.com
skype: ella2kilo

ADMINISTRATIVE and BOARD:

Web and technical support
James Cooke (Loopwhole)
email: james@loopwhole.co.uk

Finance manager
Susan Fox
email: sfox@tnooz.com

Chairman
Fred Lalonde
email: info@tnooz.com

CEO
Philip Ferri
email: pferri@tnooz.com
skype: philip.ferri

Chief marketing officer
Kerry Cannon
email: KCannon@tnooz.com
skype: kjcannon82

 

Michele McDonald

 
Michele McDonald
Senior Editor

Michele McDonald is a senior editor at tnooz. She has worked as a journalist covering the travel industry for more than two decades. She is a former managing editor of Travel Weekly (US) and former editor-in-chief of Travel Distribution Report. In 2002, she founded Travel Technology Update, a newsletter for distribution professionals. She remains editor and publisher of Travel Technology Update. She also contributes to Air Transport World.

 

Sponsored Content

 

This is the byline under which we publish articles that are part of our sponsored content initiative. Our sponsored content is produced in collaboration with industry partners. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect or represent the views of tnooz, its writers, or partners.

 

Marisa Garcia

 
Marisa Garcia
Aviation Analyst

Marisa Garcia is the tnooz aviation analyst. She has covered travel technology, design, branding, and strategy for leading publications, including Aircraft Interiors International Magazine, APEX Magazine, AirlineTrends, and Travel+Leisure. She also shares industry insights on her site Flight Chic. Fly with her on Twitter.

 

tnooz

 
tnooz

This is the team byline for tnooz, where we cover breaking news, scans from around the industry, and other general items.

 

Martin Cowen

 
Martin Cowen
Contributing/Commercial Editor

Martin Cowen is contributing editor for tnooz and is based in the UK. Besides reporting and editing, he also oversees our sponsored content initiative and works directly with clients to produce articles and reports. For the past several years he has worked as a freelance writer, specialising in B2B distribution and technology. Before freelancing, from 2000-2008, he was launch editor for e-tid.com, the first online-only B2B daily news service for the UK travel sector.

 

Nick Vivion

 
Nick Vivion
Director of Content (Former)

Nick helps brands blog better at Ghost Works, a boutique blog management service. Nick was previously the Director of Content for tnooz, where he oversaw the editorial and commercial content as well as producing/hosting tnoozLIVE.

 

Linda Fox

 
Managing Editor

Linda is Managing Editor for tnooz. For the past decade, she has worked as a freelance journalist across a range of B2B titles including Travolution, ABTA Magazine, Travelmole and the Business Travel Magazine. In this time she has also undertaken corporate projects for a number of high profile travel technology, travel management, and research companies. Prior to her freelance career, she covered hotels and technology news for Travel Trade Gazette for seven years. Linda joined TTG from Caterer & Hotelkeeper where she worked on the features desk for more than five years.

 
 
 

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