Michael Culhane was born and grew up in South Africa. He holds a BA in Psychology, an Honors Degree in Economics and an MBA from the University of Cape Town. He was a co-founder of Gametrackers International, an inbound Wildlife Tourism company with a US based Wholesale arm that became a pioneer in the low footprint, high revenue model that is now widely adopted. After sale of that business in the mid 1990’s and the advent of a nascent internet and the promise of an online distribution model, he left the operating side of the travel business to focus instead on the technology side that he believed would radically change the way travel was bought and sold. He has been a founder or co-founder of a number of businesses in the content aggregation, content optimization and Corporate Travel space and is regarded as an expert in both online and legacy systems that manage and distribute the Air and Hotel content. Both the mission and the muse has afforded or inspired travel in over 120 countries around the world.
His present company, TripX, now intends to massively improve the way in which Global Suppliers are paid and remunerate their re-sellers via Blockchain based solutions that could significantly reduce back office costs throughout this $8 trillion global industry.
Halle 7.1c, eTravel Lab