Simone Puorto

 
Simone Puorto
Contributor

Simone Puorto is a passionate marketing geek. After managing two hotels and running a team of consultants, he eventually focused on his biggest passion: writing. Over the last decade, he has worked with hundreds of hotels, web agencies, startups, and travel-tech providers worldwide. All these experiences ended up in two best-selling books and hundreds of articles. He's an MBA Lecturer Professor, Advisory Board Member for BWG Strategy, panel moderator, public speaker and regular contributor for blogs and magazines such as tnooz, HOTELSMag, HotelTechReport, and Booking Blog. In 2017 he launched his own company (Simone Puorto Consulting) and in 2018 he co-founded the hospitality chatbot startup Tell the Hotel.

 
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hotels

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metasearch

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hotel technology

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hotels in 2018

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