Luke Crawford, TripbookaLuke Crawford is the founder and Director of Tripbooka – an Australian online travel company revolutionising the traditional travel agent experience.

Recently launched in September, Tripbooka connects travel agents with travellers online – anytime, anywhere.

It provides a constant and convenient source of new business for agents, requiring no online operating or marketing spend.

As time-poor travellers increasingly head online to fulfill their travel needs, Tripbooka helps travel agents to compete effectively in the online travel market by enabling travellers to book online conveniently and confidently.

As an established and well regarded expert in the Australian and international travel industries, Crawford brings to Tripbooka over a decade of industry experience across sales, marketing and contracting negotiations at leading travel and transport organisations including Australian Air Express, United Airlines Inc, Scenic Tours and Travelport.

In these management and strategic roles, Crawford has driven hundreds of client accounts, including many blue chip customers, across multiple industry sectors equating to over $1 billion in transactional sales.

Crawford is also founder and Director of TravelSauce which specialises in developing bespoke solutions for companies who are wanting to enter into the travel industry.

Most recently not only was Tripbooka.com.au selected as an Innovator at this year’s PhoCusWright conference, Crawford was selected as one of PhoCusWright’s 35 Under 35 in the PhoCusWright Young Leaders Summit.

The Young Leaders Summit recognizes rising stars in the travel industry and encourages executive development through experienced guest speakers, networking and an incubatory environment.

The summit showcases the important role young leaders play in the future growth of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry. The 35 people selected represent an elite group of ambitious professionals under the age of 35.

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