Michael Coletta

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“Travel Startups & Technology” Google Hangout On Air 3/14/14

This Friday 3/14/14 at 3:00PM EST I’ll be participating in a Hangout On Air (HOA) with the Google Travel team, discussing travel startups and addressing trends, innovation and opportunities. Fellow panelists include Samantha Shankman from Skift and Nikki Cohen from Bonvoyaging. Tune in here! https://plus.google.com/events/cfp9fkq1rrbb9dqt04qgeodd7fg Update: The recording of the webinar is available to watch here: https://plus.google.com/events/c8muu60onc6ik9k7adj2htbvusc […]

Calls for Presentations at the NY Travel Festival on 4/26/14

I am helping to produce the 2nd annual New York Travel Festival on April 26, 2014 at Bohemian National Hall. My groups Travel 2.0 (Co-Organizer) and Travel+SocialGood (Committee Member) are both holding events in conjunction with the festival, and each will offer travel entrepreneurs and companies some fantastic visibility opportunities. Call For Presentations and Participants At “Travel 2.0 […]

Travel 2.0 on 2/25/14

This Tuesday Feb 25th I’ll be hosting the first Travel 2.0 of 2014! I’m thrilled that we’ll have Ryan Frankel of VerbalizeIt giving a presentation at The Hatchery in Times Square. In November, VerbalizeIt was named the winner of this year’s “Most Innovative Startup Company” at PhoCusWright’s Travel Innovation Summit. I was honored to be named alongside Ryan as one […]

Travel+SocialGood on 2/20/14

This Thursday Feb 20th I’ll be helping to host the first Travel+SocialGood event since our conference in September 2013. Partnering with Social Media Week NYC, T+SG will host a panel discussion called: “Transparency in Travel: Who Do Consumers Trust? The Brand, The Media or The Influencer?”. Moderated by Michaela Guzy, Editor-In-Chief of Oh the People […]

The Acceleration Of Mobile Technology

I’ve been a believer in the power of mobile devices to help people organize and access information since 1999 after purchasing my first consumer mobile device, the Royal Davinci, and using it on a daily basis. The Palm Pilot had made it’s appearance not long before, in 1997. I enthusiastically upgraded to the (incredible at the time) Compaq iPAQ in 2000 and […]

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