Sam Shank

CEO, HotelTonight & Head of Hotels

Sam Shank CEO, HotelTonight & Head of Hotels
Sam Shank is Head of Hotels at Airbnb and CEO of HotelTonight, the mobile-first hotel booking platform he co-founded in 2010. As a travel-obsessed serial entrepreneur, Sam previously founded and was CEO of DealBase, a travel deals search engine, and was CEO of TravelPost, a hotel reviews site. SideStep acquired TravelPost and Sam worked there as VP of Business Development. Sam also worked in comparison shopping at Excite, CNET and NexTag. Sam attended the University of Virginia and received an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.


Wednesday, November 20, 2019
4:25 PM – 4:55 PM

Executive Roundtable: The Future of the Funnel

Focused intermediaries remain a big part of online travel. Can they continue to rely solely on a single vertical, region, or stage of the funnel? Or does success in online travel require product diversification and full-funnel presence? Hear from some of online travel’s savviest leaders about how they stand out, how they reach consumers, and how they plan to keep growing in the land of the giants.

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