24 May Travel Industry Professionals at your service
We hope you are at least half as excited as we are for the launch of World Travel Nation. Our team has been working hard to create the perfect tool for travel industry professionals, as well as their partners, of course.
We would like to introduce you to our amazing team; perhaps you want to know the personalities behind this new B2B travel platform.
Jan Larsen – Founder & CEO
Travel business and social media wasn’t really his ball game – but we can all develop and grow 🙂 Jan is our strategy and financial guy who slowly finds a linking in writing blogs, marketing and other “creative stuff”. Still; he wants to see some positive cash flows soon!
Katja Larsen – Founder & COO
Katja had the idea and developed the vision of WTN. She runs the day to day show. She has more than 20 years of experience with her own MICE & DMC – and she therefore knows what the industry needs – she literally feels the travel industry in “her bones”. A lot of the things WTN offers are stuff she was missing when running her DMC. A tough woman with a gentle soul!
Marcus Schäfer – CNO
Marcus lives under the sun of Gran Canary – his solid German up-bringing and training is still very perceivable though. So, Marcus is the guy who makes sure that we have good and reliable procedures and that schedules are met. Marcus is a very social and talkative person; and he is the obvious choice as our “sign on manager” – he manages the sign on process for our members; and he is the first “place to go” if members have problems, wishes, queries etc. Marcus has played an important role in the development of WTN.
Victor Zscharnt – Key Account Manager
Victor learned the travel business the hard way; he worked with Katja in her DMC for 3 years! The experience obviously hasn’t been too scary; he accepted Katja’s invitation to join WTN with open arms and a big smile. Besides working with us; he is in the last year of his study (Print and Media). Not only is he our Social Media – manager he also takes care of our community forum.
Maxilian Auerbach – Key Account Manager
Maximilian Auerbach holds an Ms. in Engineering. His passion is travelling and exploring different countries and cultures. With his experience he supports our team in the IT field and brings in new ideas that make World Travel Nation the best tool for all our members. He also learned the trade the tough way – working for Katja in her DMC!
Nadia Zubekhina – UX / UI Designer
Nadia Zubekhina – a true treasure when it comes to design. She is responsible for WTN´s User Experience and User Interface and really does a great job. Nadia enriches our team with a mixed background in design and software engineering. She knows both fields – a bridge builder.
Sebastian Worel – Senior VP Business Development & Consulting
Sebastian Worel comes with 25 years of experience in the tourism industry. He has grown a huge network of tour operators, hotel chains, DMC´s, whole-sellers and much more. Thanks to Sebastian World Travel Nation is represented all over the globe; he “opens doors” to the most important decision makers. Sebastian has given a lot of conceptual and practical input to the WTN concept.
Alexander Dingeldey – Data Security Commissioner
Prof. Dr. Alexander Dingeldey – or just Alex – is a strategy business consultant and academic. He knows (almost) everybody worth knowing in the German speaking travel industry. He is responsible for all tasks regarding Data Security.
Are Morch – Facebook Community Leader and hospitality expert
Are Morch is the best when it comes to Social Media and Content. As a well-known hotel blogger, he publishes topics relevant for hotels on a regular basis. Are takes care of our World Travel Nation Community Groups in our Social Media Channels like Facebook and LinkedIn.
You want to see what we created together with our great development team?
CNO – World Travel Nation Ltd.
Marcus Schäfer ist responsible for the onboarding process and all World Travel Nation´s networking.