Glenn Fogel, Booking Holdings CEO, says that the increased traffic in US airports points towards a strengthening economy.
“We see people are traveling. We see the planes are filled. We see that the hotels are filled. We see people pretty happy about going out and getting travel,” he says.
As the CEO of Booking Holdings, the world’s largest online travel company, Fogel has the stats on all that. The Norwalk, Connecticut based company makes reservations for millions of its customers at hotels, airlines, homes, apartments, rental cars, and restaurants in more than 220 countries. It owns Kayak, rentalcars.com, OpenTable, priceline.com, booking.com and agoda.com. All that business adds up to revenues of $12.7 billion and a ranking on the Fortune 500 list of the biggest companies in America.
Glenn D. Fogel is the Chief Executive Officer and President of Booking Holdings, a position he has held since January 2017. He previously served as Head of Worldwide Strategy and Planning, an office he held from November 2010 to December 2016. He was also Executive Vice President, Corporate Development, a position he held from March 2009 to December 2016, and was responsible for worldwide mergers, acquisitions and strategic alliances. Fogel joined Booking Holdings in February 2000. Prior to that, he was a trader at a global asset management firm and prior to that was an investment banker specializing in the air transportation industry.
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