TRVL has appointed Arthur Hoffman ( https://www.linkedin.com/in/arthur-h-8170231/ ) as its new CEO. Hoffman set up Expedia in Australia and served as MD of Expedia APAC. Later he became global President of Expedia’s b-to-b business. Hoffman is succeeding Jochem Wijnands, TRVL’s founder. Wijnands is appointed Chairman of the Board.
Wijnands: “TRVL makes it rain money. We’re the Robin Hood of the travel industry.”
Hoffman: “TRVL is arguably the most exciting travel start up and I am confident that under my leadership TRVL will become the new way we book our trips online”
TRVL.com ( https://trvl.com/ ) is a fast growing peer-to-peer travel booking platform. TRVL is on a mission to turn travelers into modern day travel agents that help each other find the perfect trip. TRVL is rewarding travelers financially by paying them commission on every booking.
Hoffman: “On demand and personalized travel advice is clearly the direction the online travel market is moving into, and TRVL is spear-heading that trend. We’re building towards a future where travelers are encouraged, facilitated and rewarded to help each other make the most out of their trips.”
Jochem Wijnands: “As TRVL is successfully coming out of the start up phase and entering the scale up phase with a clearly defined roadmap, the experience and qualities of Arthur make him the perfect CEO.”
Paul English, the founder of Kayak about TRVL:
“Love the concept. TripAdvisor with an earning model.”
Jochem Wijnands ( https://www.linkedin.com/in/jochemwijnands/ ) is an experienced entrepreneur who sold his previous company Prss to Apple for an undisclosed amount in 2014. Prss is the mobile publishing platform that became Apple News app that launched in 2015 and is part of Apple’s iOS.
Facts & funding
TRVL officially launched in June last year. It offers access to 2 million hotels, home-stays and vacation rentals, it has users in over 117 countries and supports payments in 113 currencies. Signing up is free. TRVL has received US$ 3.7 million in funding to-date to become a global player quickly. TRVL supports Australian dollars and offers local customer service through its partners.
TRVL media kit ( https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ipfh46o5mqvw3yy/AABWnY25Jb5NYYkL5Jl0W9oXa?dl=0 )
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