I’m Scott Gillespie and I’m keen to share with you my views about innovation in the travel industry.  My credentials? I’ve led and co-led a wide variety of innovative initiatives over the last 25 years.

  • Led ARC‘s contribution to BCG’s Travel Recovery Insights Portal
  • Led numerous machine learning initiatives using travel agency and airline data
  • Co-led the development of ARC’s omnichannel retailing strategy and corporate development efforts
  • Designer of tClara’s Air Clarity and Trip Friction corporate benchmarking tools
  • Developed the Total Cost of Travel and traveler friction concepts
  • Lead inventor of the hotel clustering concept
  • A.T. Kearney’s global expert on travel sourcing way back in the ’90s
  • Founder and CEO of Travel Analytics;  invented software for airline sourcing engagements for the Fortune 500 (1999-2006); sourced more than $20 billion of air spend; sold to (now) SAP
  • Author of a U.S. patent covering airline bid analysis
  • Lead designer of a top-ranked airline CO2 calculator
  • Speaker and trainer at travel industry conferences worldwide
  • Corporate sales trainer to most of the North American airlines
  • MBA, University of Chicago

I cover a variety of travel topics.  Most relate to innovation, distribution and corporate travel issues.  Connections on LinkedIn are welcomed.

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Please let me know if I can be of any help to you.  You can reach me at

+1 216 272 1637 (Eastern Time Zone) or at


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