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.

eiffel tower guide Warning: the big challenges for anyone involved in P2P tour and activity marketplaces
eiffel tower guide 4 years ago

There has been plenty of coverage in recent months about the development and fate of person-to-person online marketplaces in the travel industry – not all of it particularly positive.

mentor 4 years ago

Building a travel startup is hard. Building a travel business is easier, but Tnooz TLabs is about startups with ambition to scale, not about creating companies that can provide an income for a team of people, but have no wider grand ambition.

thomas cook guru 4 years ago

Last week the industry and mainstream media in Europe were talking a lot about Thomas Cook. Why? Because new(ish) CEO Harriet Green has a plan to turn around the company.

zombie 4 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 4 years ago

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

battle- 4 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 5 years ago

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

inspire travel 5 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 5 years ago

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

pirate treasure 5 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.


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