SIMON TALLING SMITH

CEO SURF AIR EUROPE, LONDON
INNOVATION IN TRAVEL

Keynote

Day 2, TOURISM, 14:20 - 14:35

HOW SMARTER TRAVEL FUELED BY TECHNOLOGY CAN SCALE AND ADAPT TO DIFFERENT MARKETS AROUND THE WORLD.

BIOGRAPHY

Simon leads the team at Surf Air, Europe’s first all-you-can-fly membership airline – a company that is redefining the experience of flying around the continent. For a single monthly subscription, members can make an unlimited number of lights on Surf Air’s executive jets, arriving at private terminals just 15 minutes before departure. Simon’s appointment at Surf Air comes after a career of innovation in travel, including many years as an executive of British Airways (latterly Executive Vice-President, The Americas based in New York) and then President of Travelzoo, based in Silicon Valley. Simon also serves as Chairman of the British American Business Council, encompassing 23 Chamber of Commerce chapters across the US and UK. He holds an MA from the University of Oxford and lives with his family in London.