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June
06
Wednesday
6:45pm
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Dine with former Director of Hotels & Car Hire at Skyscanner: succeeding in the travel industry

at Apulia, Smithfields (map)

Who's coming

  • Patrick
  • Richard

    Director, Harden’s

  • Dominique

    Director, Global Business Initiatives, Expedia Local Expert

  • Julian

    Founder, Pictus Ventures

  • Sangeeta

    CEO and Founder, Crossing- The Travel Company

  • Richard

    Preparing a new venture

  • Papillon

    Health Entrepreneur, Enerjum

  • Dan

    Founder, Casey

  • Josie

    TableCrowd

  • George

    Founding CEO, TOAD.ai, TOAD.ai

  • Nena

    Founder and CEO, Solo Travellers Group Holidays

  • Veronica

    Co-founder, YourTour

  • Sue

    Director, SET Marketing

  • Charlie

    Co-Founder , ForestCar

  • Nik Gupta

    Co-Founder, Scotrav

  • Louise Gardiner

    Business and Leisure Travel Consultant, Travel Counsellors

  • Pranav

    CTO, Triptalk

Venue

Apulia

Mediterranean
50 Long Lane, London, United Kingdom, EC1A 9EJ
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Started by:
Table Crowd

Enjoy dinner drinks and a chance to meet…
Nikhil Gupta is ex-Head of Hotels and Car Hire at Skyscanner, the world’s leading travel search site used by more than 60 million every month. Nikhil launched and oversaw Skyscanner's global hotels and car rental business and led a cross functional team with overall responsibility for both Skyscanner verticals. On his watch, his team grew from 0-60 and the total team grew from 150 to 1000. Nikhil will be sharing all on his experience at Skyscanner, as well as plenty of practical advice from his deep knowledge bank to aid success in the travel industry.

This dinner is perfect for…
Business owners and CEO’s in the travel and transportation sectors.
If you'd like to join but don't fall neatly within the above categories, please email us at hello@tablecrowd.com to discuss whether this is the right dinner for you. Also feel free to check out our other dinners as another might match you perfectly!

The dinner conversation will be…
Having been working in the sector since 2002 and as a seasoned public speaker at hotel and travel events, Nikhil is perfectly placed to share all on:
✓ Key ways to succeed as a travel industry entrepreneur.
✓ How the impact of tech has changed the travel and transportation sectors for good.
✓ What’s cutting edge in the sector and what’s next!
✓ Driving innovation at Skyscanner - key lessons learnt and stories to share.
Expect to leave with ideas and inspiration for your own business as well as the opportunity to speak to others facing similar industry challenges and opportunities as you informally over dinner.

Who is Nikhil Gupta?
Nikhil Gupta, is the ex-Director of Hotels and Car Hire at Skyscanner the world’s leading travel meta search site and the current co-founder at Scotrav, a corporate and leisure hotel and serviced apartment booking company delivering travel solutions to global travellers. Prior to Skyscanner Nikhil was a Director and Board member of BDL, one of UK’s largest hotel management companies. As a hotel owner and franchisee of both InterContinental Hotel and Wyndham Hotels, Nik was appointed Vice Chairman of IHG Owners Global Distribution & Revenue Committee, Chairman of IHG’s UK Marketing Forum and Chairman of Wyndham Hotels UK Marketing Group.

What’s included?
You get a private dining experience with a knowledgeable speaker, 2 course dinner with wine or 2 soft drinks plus highly curated and relevant crowd. This is a dinner, not a dropin event, so we ask that guests turn up on time and don’t leave until after the Q&A.

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P.S. TableCrowd are offering complimentary cab rides home (£15) thanks to their partner, Gett, on first download of the app. Download the app in advance.

Nikhil Gupta, is the ex-Head of Hotels and Car Hire at Skyscanner the world’s leading travel meta search site and the current co-founder at Scotrav, a corporate and leisure hotel and serviced apartment booking company delivering travel solutions to global travelers.

Nikhil has a deep understanding of the travel landscape, internet economy, global distribution, mobile (apps and web), marketing, sales & revenue management. He has had particular experience in hotel distribution, from web, mobile, voice, online travel agencies & meta search, digital marketing, loyalty and B2B sales.

Prior to Skyscanner Nikhil was a Director and Board member of BDL, one of UK’s largest hotel management companies. In this role, Nik was primarily responsible for all commercial activity of the company - overseeing distribution, sales, marketing and revenue management. As a hotel owner and franchisee of both InterContinental Hotel and Wyndham Hotels, Nik was appointed Vice Chairman of IHG Owners Global Distribution & Revenue Committee, Chairman of IHG’s UK Marketing Forum and Chairman of Wyndham Hotels UK Marketing Group.

For any dietary requirements, worry not, we have it covered, as long as we know in advance. If you are vegetarian, vegan, dairy free or gluten intolerant let us know by filling out the dietary requirements section in the your preferences section of your profile on the TableCrowd website.

One of the TableCrowd hosting team will be on hand to make sure you are welcomed through the door and introduced to the most relevant people to you.
For any advance questions about this dinner, it is best to reach us at hello@tablecrowd.com.

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