Vacayou, the on the internet platform for excellent wellness and energetic travel encounters, is excited to announce it has appointed journey sector professional Chris Brown as Chief Product or service Officer.
TAMPA, Fla., April 10, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — “We are thrilled to have Chris join our team and guide product improvement and tech to reach new heights!” suggests Murielle Montecalvo, founder and CEO of Vacayou. “Wellness tourism is one particular of the quickest expanding traits in travel and projected to globally attain $1.3 trillion USD by 2025.
“Even though plenty of models use the expression ‘wellness’ in their advertising and marketing, Vacayou breaks by means of the hype and hand selects the finest well-becoming and energetic experiences all-around the environment. Lots of of our shoppers are very first-time wellness tourists. It truly is critical that we teach them on the forms of retreats, spas, excursions and resorts accessible that lead to primary a much healthier lifestyle,” states Montecalvo.
Brown, a vacation market veteran, has had several successful journey startups. Prior to signing up for Vacayou, he co-established journey tech startup TrustedTrip, which is the industry’s very first confirmed travel review remedy. Previously, he co-founded and was the revolutionary inventive drive behind the impartial holiday assessment web-site Holidaywatchdog.com in 2000. Holidaywatchdog.com was obtained by TripAdvisor in 2008.
“I am passionate about utilizing know-how to redefine the person working experience in vacation and specifically in the wellness place, which we will do by introducing a new booking principle that we can leverage as a unique providing tool — an industry disruptive innovation that is but to be rolled out by any vacation technological know-how company,” suggests Brown. “I am psyched to be a part of the Vacayou team and choose our journey technological innovation alternatives to the subsequent stage.”
Brown also co-started Sunshine.co.british isles, a significant OTA (On the web Vacation Agency) in the British isles in which his leadership and engineering knowledge aided the development of a extremely thriving vacation firm which was bought by holiday getaway specialist OnTheBeach in May perhaps 2018 for £12 million GBP.
“Chris provides unmatched OTA experience and UX layout to the table, which will in the end convey a model new dimension to Vacayou’s reserving platform,” says Montecalvo. “With Chris’ skills, we are constructing technology that will not only be a recreation changer within just the travel market but also supply a improved user working experience on how we provide our travelers, associates and communities.”
Vacayou is a wellness vacation platform for exploring and scheduling exceptional activities targeted on nicely-getting and active adventures to nourish thoughts, physique and soul. Its mission is to generate a much healthier world-wide community via wellness and lively travel. Whether or not it is introducing vacationers to “a touch of wellness” or booking a entirely immersive nicely-currently being or lively practical experience, Vacayou will make arranging and scheduling as straightforward as the trip by itself.
Vacayou has a solid social media presence and on-line magazine featuring 1000s of article content from well being and fitness bloggers and wellness vacation influencers about the world. Vacayou was acknowledged as 1 of the “Sizzling 25 Vacation Startups for 2022” by PhocusWire, the daily information companion for the travel business driven by Phocuswright, the most highly regarded travel study authority and activities manufacturer in the globe. The business also received the award the prestigious “World’s Finest Wellness Journey Agency 2021” by The International Entire world Spa Awards.
Based in Tampa, Vacayou was started by Muirelle Montecalvo, in March 2019. The site’s board of advisors consist of wellness market veterans Thomas Klein, former President/COO of Canyon Ranch Sallie Fraenkel, previous COO of SpaFinder and existing president of Mind, Physique, Spirit Community Dwayne Ingram, vacation business veteran previously IBM & Amadeus, Adam Glickman, former vice chair of World-wide Wellness Institute for Tourism Initiative and Andrew Gibson, previous VP Nicely Currently being Luxury Brand names, AccorHotels.
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Shelly Nyqvist, Vacayou, 1 833-822-2968, [email protected]