Author Bio

Benjamin Habbel

Founder of Voyat and Vice President of Business Development at Intent Media

Benjamin is the Founder of Voyat and Vice President of Global Business Development at Intent Media. Voyat is the leading direct booking platform for hospitality. He has overseen the growth of Voyat from inception, institutional venture rounds, international growth to acquisition by Intent Media in 2016. He continues to oversee its global operations, customer success, marketing and business development. Prior to founding Voyat in 2012, Benjamin served as the Chief of Staff to Marissa Mayer at Google Inc. He also led strategic product marketing initiatives for Google Search and Android, bringing products to market on a global scale such as Google Instant, Android Developer SDK and Google Places. Benjamin has been listed on the the 35 under 35 List at the Phocuswright Travel Innovation Summit. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Hotel Management and Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School and participated in the Wharton Executive Program at the University of Pennsylvania.

Articles by Benjamin Habbel (2)

Hospitality: When Disruption Checks In

But some industry professionals can see the difference between what is being done and what can be done. In the age of data science, high customization is the norm: Forward-looking hoteliers know that the advantages--high-margin direct bookings, custom service, brand enhancement--bring ...