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Evan Konwiser, co-founder of FlightCaster and a travel industry consultant, speaks about some of the core skills travel startups need: self-reliance and confidence. Pursue your ideas, get market validation, don’t rely on large companies, and seek multiple opinions – all while maintaining confidence and staying the course on ideas that have proven market value.

Travel Traction is a half-day conference created to introduce new travel startups to the industry by OpenTravel ( The OpenTravel Alliance provides a community where companies in the electronic distribution supply chain work together to create an accepted structure for electronic messages, enabling suppliers and distributors to speak the same interoperability language, trading partner to trading partner.

Evan’s bio:

As a co-founder of FlightCaster, Evan has extensive experience in the travel startup world.

Travel industry expert, working with companies in both corporate and leisure travel, from start-ups to multinationals, on topics such as corporate strategy, innovation, technology, social media, marketing, loyalty, and investing (M&A/Venture).

Panelist or speaker at industry conferences including ACTE, GBTA, TheBeatLive, and PhoCusWright.

Contributor to tnooz and TheBeat.

Entrepreneur, blogger, commenter, and incendiary, trying to pull the travel industry kicking and screaming into the 21st century.

The following article was first published on OpenTravel’s Travel Traction: Evan Konwiser talks about working with large travel companies and is republished from My Travel Bay. Read more on: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ThebPZMswI

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