Evan Konwiser

Evan Konwiser

Evan Konwiser is a contributor to tnooz and currently the VP digital traveler at American Express Global Business Travel.

He was previously the co-founder of Lark Travel Group, Farely, and FlightCaster. He has spent the last six years working with travel start-ups and consulting on new technology and trends in the travel industry.

He started FlightCaster in 2009 to provide better tools for travelers using advanced technology.

After FlightCaster was acquired in 2010 by Next Jump, Evan 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 two-time 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
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Contrary to popular belief, Priceline Group is not a travel company. Not anymore, at least. With the announcement of its acquisition of OpenTable, …

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


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

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


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


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


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.


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.


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.


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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