BridgeStreet's Sean Worker at Skift Tech Forum 2018
June 27, 2018
On Tuesday, June 12th, BridgeStreet President & CEO Sean Worker joined Skift CEO Rafat Ali on the main stage at the Skift Tech Forum for a featured Brand Talk. Having successfully launched their innovative technology platform for 7+ night stays last year, BridgeStreet’s growth trajectory has been astonishing.
BridgeStreet’s technology platform presents the single biggest transition and opportunity for extended-stay buyers and suppliers. It enables the extended-stay buying community to book their travellers where they want to stay in real time (and with guarantee). BridgeStreet’s mission is to also make it easy for providers of extended-stay accommodations to list their inventory that matches buyer’s demand. This unified and trusted, global community of curated extended-stay supply offers a wide range of accommodations - including furnished apartments, extended-stay hotels, houses and hostels. For business travel managers and BridgeStreet’s global supply community, it is nothing short of a revolution.
It was exciting to share our journey with Rafat and the travel industry that were in attendance. The next generation of travel is now and technology and trust are the primary drivers.
“BridgeStreet is unifying the extended stay space in a similar way Skift has transformed the travel industry through technology insight,” said Sean Worker, BridgeStreet President & CEO. “It was exciting to share our journey with Rafat and the travel industry that were in attendance. The next generation of travel is now and technology and trust are the primary drivers.”
As companies leverage technology to collect consumer information and deliver increased personalization, questions of ethics, privacy, and use of Big Data have emerged. At the Skift Tech Forum last week, Sean and Rafat discussed these trends – in particular how trust and transparency are key issues for business travel.