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Atul Chopra Freshon table - Podcast guest

ATUL CHOPRA

Atul Chopra Founder & CEO – FreshOn Table Minimum emissions, maximum nutrition – harvest on demand  Have you ever wondered what grows in the desert?   We have. So we sent Phil to talk to someone who knows – Atul Chopra, Founder and CEO of FreshOn Table, who supplies restaurants and hotels in UAE with fresh …

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Portrait of Patricia Plesner from Ecohotels posing for HoH

PATRICIA PLESNER

Hi, my name is Patricia Plesner. I am the CEO of EcoHotels.com.

I’ve always been fascinated by how tech and the environment can go hand in hand. I have an aunt and uncle who work in the hotel industry. They run a small hotel chain of eco-certified boutique hotels, Guldsmeden Hotels, primarily based in Copenhagen. I’ve heard all these stories, about guest experiences and how to sell the rooms, but it wasn’t until 2020 I really got into the industry. That was when we started Ecohotels.com.

Tao Tao from GetYourGuide podcast guest at smack season 5

TAO TAO

TAO TAO Co-Founder & COO GetYourGuide We’re back with Season 5 and here wo go! Welcome Tao Tao, co-founder and COO of GetYourGuide, the revolutionary of travel experiences and one of the best people to hang out with if you need top travel advice in any city on this planet. For the opening of SMACK’s fifth …

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portrait of josef vollmayr, podcast guest at smack hospitality

DR. JOSEF VOLLMAYR

DR. JOSEF VOLLMAYR Co-Founder & Managing Director Limehome In this episode, we had the chance to speak to the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Limehome, Dr. Josef Vollmayr. We were introduced to the rise of alternative accommodations and the success of sharing economies. Florian and Josef spoke about the companies USP of having no manual …

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portrait of, podcast guest on smack, Naomi Mackenzie

NAOMI MACKENZIE

Naomi Mackenzie Founder & General Partner KITRO Naomi MacKenzie, Co-founder of KITRO joined us on the show and told us how she and Anastasia had the idea to start KITRO, when they were still at the Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, seeing how much food was wasted in every day’s operations. Naomi also told us how …

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portrait of, podcast guest on smack, Jan Valentin

JAN VALENTIN

jan valentin Founder & General Partner ennea capital partners Jan Valentin, Founder and General Partner at ennea capital partners, joined us for another SMACK story. Starting off as a travel journalist, he led us through the stages of his career, including travel24.com and KAYAK Europe, to the venture capital and M&A space. Giving us a …

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portrait of, podcast guest on smack, Olivier Bracard

OLIVIER BRACARD

olivier bracard CEO & Co-Founder Hosco Olivier Bracard, CEO & Co-founder of Hosco, a true entrepreneur joined us for this podcast episode. Olivier gave us an insight on his career path into hospitality from his early starts, over EHL, his first internship, his time at JLL Hotels & Hospitality and finally, how he became an …

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portrait of, podcast guest on smack, gilda perez-alvarado

GILDA PEREZ-ALVARADO

Gilda Perez-Alvarado Global CEO JLL Hotels & Hospitality For the second episode of 2022 we were lucky to catch Gilda Perez-Alvarado for a chat. She talked to us about her time at Cornell University, her love for travel and cultures and how she found her passion for real estate finance in combination with hospitality. Leading …

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portrait of, podcast guest on smack, Jan Starcke

JAN STARCKE

Jan Starcke Travel Industry Lead Meta (formerly Facebook) Jan Starcke, Travel Industry Lead at Meta, formerly Facebook, met with us and talked to us about his story. He allowed us some interesting glimpses behind the scenes of his work and told us, what it was like to join Facebook back in 2013, being part of …

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