Jan Peters - Publisher
Jan Peeters is a seasoned travel, tourism and hospitality industry specialist. A Belgian national, during his international career Jan has held management and board level positions in various multinational organizations. International purchaser for a Pan European tour operator, Marketing Director at Center Parcs and Accor Group, Managing Director of the West European Leisure Group and CEO for North and Central Europe with First Choice: all these positions were held in challenging conditions, fast changing environments and a fierce competitive environment.
Today, Jan is senior partner of Passaat International, a consulting-, training and knowledge centre for the travel industry. Passaat handles a vast portfolio of assignments in the international travel sector: hospitality, real estate development, travel retail and trade communication. Jan is also a senior trainer with Altep Technologies, a company specialized in training and personal development. Besides these activities he is a guest professor at the Xios Management School in Hasselt, Belgium and a frequent guest speaker and debater at international seminars and conferences.
In June 2009 Jan founded Travolon and created the Travolon Group of companies.
"A true "Tourism Evangelist", I am permanently excited
interesting, challenging times that we live in, full of opportunities.
The travel industry is changing @ the speed of light, the future is so
bright that we have to wear shades.
Richard Kastelein - Editor at Large
Richard Kastelein is a C-level strategist with several start-ups who has strong skills in Social Media and Social TV Architecture, and Analysis - Community/Social Media building using Open Source technology. New Media publishing and remodeled old school print media using on-demand technologies. Top notch communicator.
Kastelein is an adept team player - a publisher, writer, photographer, marketing director, web developer and graphic designer with more than 20 years experience in the development and operation of newspapers, magazines, web media and marketing of multinational, companies in international settings.
A Well travelled yachtsman and traveller (24,000 nm offshore - two Transatlantics/one TransPac), with outstanding problem solving skills, he published first article to crewing on boats as a lifestyle called 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Sea' in 1991. Lived aboard sailboats in Caribbean for a decade and built €1.200.000 catamaran in Brazil in 2004. He is an Open Source Evangelist and has written for Pacific Yachting, BBC,TNT London and other international magazines, broadcast media and newspapers.
Gianluigi Cuccureddu - Editor at Large
With five years experience for one of Europe's largest SEO and SEA companies, and a university eduction in Hospitality, he certainly brings in those much needed set of skills on how to write about converting and building brands online. And online marketing in general. But that's not all, he's also a social media aficianado. Fluent in E-Business / E-Commerce, he understands what it takes to build a successful online marketplace. He thrives on complexity, like all of us... is a self-learner and skilled problem-solver. Gianluigi has an Inexhaustible will to perform, succeed and thrive. With one foot in Holland and another in Italy, he's fluent in English, Dutch and Italian. And he makes a mean pasta!