18 years in travel currently as a travel VC/PE investor with investments in 6 countries around the world. Former programmer of travel technology booking engines and GDS integration. Former owner of a boutique OTA.

Differentiation is Critical To Travel Startup Success

Differentiation is Critical To Travel Startup Success

As a traveler or even as somebody from the travel industry, have you ever struggled to differentiate between two different travel app offerings? Perhaps you've found yourself comparing two travel apps, or two different travel software-as-a-service (SaaS) providers...

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Make Tough Capital Decisions Now

This post firmly offers advice to travel startups and companies starting to raise capital, have partially raised a round, or any travel startup that needs more capital & revenue.   Remember that my viewpoint refers to capital raising and...

Plan for 18-Month Runway

Plan for 18-Month Runway

If I ran a travel startup or company, I would actively plan for 18 months of challenging capital raising times starting Q1 2023. You need to survive the next 12 months and, in all likelihood, the next 18 months...

Significant Change Enables Significant Opportunities

A Nuanced Time To Invest In Travel

The travel industry is NOT experiencing the case of "rising tides lift all boats"; the tide (for the travel industry) isn't rising that fast, nor as broadly, to warrant this characterization, in my opinion, as of Sep 2022....

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About Me

Hello, I'm Abrar!

I live, eat and breathe the business of travel.

18+ years travel industry experience presently as travel-focused VC/PE firm Partner focusing on 20+ travel verticals within 12+ travel markets. I've spoken to 5-5000 audiences at notable industry conferences (The Economist, IATA, SITA) in addition to CNBC, The Economist, SKIFT, and PhocusWire media coverage. I used to be a travel agent, travel technology developer, and boutique OTA owner.


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