Innovative travel platform hires new CEO to lead Travelshift


David Stewart, CEO of Travelshift

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With the opening of borders since the global lockdowns caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, Europe has seen a massive influx of tourists. The shift from office hours to remote work, also caused by the pandemic, has prompted people to live temporarily in traditionally popular destinations in Europe. Cities like Ljubljana, Marbella and Amiens were elected the first three cities for travelers to live for a short period of time. It is clear that the pandemic has changed the behaviors of travelers who, after being locked down for about two years as the world struggled to contain and manage outbreaks, are now in search of greener pastures.

But changing trends in the travel landscape aren’t the only thing that’s evolved. Travelshift, a travel management company that has become a leading force in today’s travel industry. Frustrated with the idea that you have to do an average of 52 Google searches before booking a trip with an outline of your itinerary, Ingolfur founded the company with the sole vision of making travel more of a dream and less of a nightmare.

“Travel offers a short respite from our mundane lives, it’s when we can truly experience the wonders of life, but in order to make sure everything goes smoothly, we tend to stress ourselves out scouring the internet for the best deals. tours and itineraries. Planning a vacation shouldn’t take so much effort. Travelshift is moving towards an easier way to plan and organize travel plans so users can truly enjoy their vacations, from the moment they decide to use Travelshift’s services,” the founder says of the backbone of what made Travelshift Iceland’s leading travel agency four years in a row.

Travelshift is also a Deloitte Technology Fast 500 winner in Europe and Africa, demonstrating its innovative methods and sustainable practices. Why plan your trip manually, when you can book a trip in less than three minutes on their platform, Guide to Europe? The only thing that could improve the business is to hire someone who has experience in asset management.

Former global head of private equity at State Street Global Advisors, David B. Stewart, has now taken over as CEO of Travelshift and he’s looking to shake things up.

“The innovation at Travelshift is unprecedented, and I’m sure it will disrupt the entire travel industry as we know it,” the newly appointed CEO said, in addition to how he was extremely excited to join a travel company that has managed to keep their heads above water in an economy that just wasn’t prepared for the kind of success they’ve managed to achieve.

“Having served on the board of Travelshift during the pandemic and seeing how the company has managed to thrive despite difficult circumstances, I have become convinced that this company has created something unique,” he said. explained, which is why at the very first opportunity he had to take it with both hands, and being CEO of a company that is leading the way in transforming the travel industry is something he looks forward to with impatience.

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