I’m writing this particular post, and it is a long one, to address all my friends and family who give me that look when I say I’m on a Southwest flight…. “Southwest? You?” Yes, me. Apparently I am a travel snob, so read on. (And remember, this is my personal view from personal experience and has nothing to do with the companies for whom I work or have worked.) If you know me, you know most of my flying lately is, unfortunately, domestic. You also know I *love* Southwest. I’m on two… Read More
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John T. Peters
John T. Peters is the founder of Mind Mashery, a solutions-oriented consulting firm focused on the travel, hospitality and travel tech industries for both startup and established companies.
Prior to Mind Mashery, John was the Managing Director - Retail & Partnerships for Brush Creek Ranch, the #1 top rated resort, five years running, by Conde Nast and Travel+Leisure. Prior to this, John was President, Travel Media Group at USA Today and led the team efforts around developing and implementing the company's digital transformation strategy. John also served as the SVP of Digital Strategy and Business Development for Rand McNally, and while there launched many successful programs. John joined the Rand McNally team upon the company's acquisition of Tripology, where he was the CEO of the venture-funded interactive travel referral service and its network of some 15,000+ travel specialists.
John has been recognized as Innovator of the Year by the U.S. Travel Association and has won the Gold Adrian award for digital marketing from Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI). He's a frequent speaker and moderator at conferences all over the world, and has appeared numerous times in a variety of publications, including The New York Times, ABC News, MSNBC, The Wall Street Journal and many others.