Innovation at 16th Annual eTourism Summit in San Francisco

Sausalito, CA (Aug. 3, 2015) – eTourism Summit, the “See Tomorrow” travel industry conference for digital marketers of destinations and attractions, has announced 2015 participation by the founders of Travelmyth from Athens, Greece.

John Nousis, Travelmyth

John Nousis, Travelmyth

Stefanos Vasdekis, Travelmyth

Stefanos Vasdekis, Travelmyth










Stefanos Vasdekis and John Nousis, Travelmyth.com co-founders, are serial entrepreneurs with seven startups under their belts, a profile not uncommon in Silicon Valley and the Bay Area. Two aspects of Travelmyth — beyond its unique product — make this an international standout: the current economic environment in Greece and the product’s built-in global reach.

Vasdekis and Nousis have become true life symbols of enthusiastic young entrepreneurs reinvesting in Greece, rather than bailing out in the escalating brain drain fueled by austerity budgets, regulatory measures and unemployment.

Travelmyth, a hotel discovery engine and booking service with a new personalized search angle, was highlighted by The New York Times [July 18, 2015] in the article “Building a Start-Up Culture in a Broken-Down Economy.” The service quickly displays worldwide hotel choices according to a user’s personal interests and activities, from pet-friendly to castle hotels to places with free Wi-Fi.

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“It’s really an honor for us to have Vasdekis and Nousis agree to come from Greece to present and discuss the challenges they face every day,” said Jake Steinman, Founder and CEO of NAJ Group, producers of eTourism Summit. “One would think that the market for hotel booking websites would have been completely saturated by now, but these two found a completely new way to filter the search process so users can discover hotels based on their interests and passions.”

As part of the two-day agenda, Travelmyth will join a panel of travel industry startups, “Bright Shiny New Objects,” when the 16th Annual eTourism Summit takes place Oct. 22-23, 2015 at San Francisco’s Parc 55 Hilton. Platinum sponsors TripAdvisor and Expedia Media Solutions join gold sponsors Viator, Sojern, Miles and Adara and Associate sponsor Simpleview to present the lineup of hand-picked thought leaders in fast-paced sessions. For more information and registration, visit www.etourismsummit.com.

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About NAJ Group: NAJ Group of Sausalito, Calif., a B2B travel and tourism organization, publishes Inbound Report, operates TheTourOperator.com and produces conferences: RTO Summit West, East and Orlando; Active America China; DigMe Summit and eTourism Summit.