Head of Travel & Hospitality Practice
New York, USA
Gregory Abbott is a recognized expert in the Travel Industry, with 15 + years expertise in retail travel, travel technology, and tour operations. Greg joined DataArt in 2010 as a Senior Vice President in charge of Travel & Hospitality practice, having relocated from Europe, where he was most recently Commercial Officer and Product Director at Nexgen Travel Distribution.
His experience extends to domestic and international travel organizations, product direction, development & distribution, and content management systems. Through his business development, sales retention and contracting skills he has established an extensive C level contact base. Prior to Nexgen, Greg worked as an Investment Advisor at Jefferson Pilot Financial, and was Sales and Product Director at STA Travel, a travel organization for students and youth, before that.
Greg received a BA & AS from the University of California at Berkeley. He speaks fluent French, is proficient in German and Spanish, and competes in marathons and triathlons for recreation.
Greg is a regular media commentator on travel technology and has been quoted in Tnooz, Travelport, Breaking Travel News, Buying Business Travel, Travolution, Hotel Resource, BobsGuide, Mobile Marketer and numerous other news outlets.