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Employment History

Vice President Market Management
Expedia , Inc.

Affiliations

Advisory Board Member
Duetto

Founder
Roomlia

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Michael Reichartz, Co-Founder Michael has a deep background in the online travel industry. He helped launch Travelscape.com which was one of the earliest hotel booking sites on the web. Travelscape was acquired by Expedia for $100M in March of 2000. Michael remained at Expedia where he was instrumental in driving the growth of the hotel business for the online travel company. Michael co-developed the Market Management concept which has been implemented across the OTA industry. While at Expedia; he helped drive the integration with hotels.com, worked in Europe overseeing the Lodging business , and merged the Hotwire and Expedia teams. In 2011, he decided it was time to leave Expedia Inc. After a short break, Michael is happy to be back in start-up mode.

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Together with Michael Reichartz they developed the Market Management Concept and built one of the most successful sales teams in the industry. At Expedia Jim co-managed the Lodging Team and lead them to revenue growth of more than 4000%. A defining moment in Jim's career was when he was asked to lead the integration of Hotels.com into Expedia, creating the industries largest Internet Travel Lodging Team.


Travel forecast, Expedia’s philosophy and more - ISHC

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Mike Reichartz, VP Market Management, Expedia

Reichartz told the consultants that Expedia does not dictate pricing to hotels.
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Mike Reichartz VP Market Management Expedia
"We have never told a hotel that they must price here. That's not what we do," he said.
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Reichartz said the importance of social media can't be overstated in the travel industry.
"Everything is about user-generated content now," he said. "User-generated content has leveled the playing field against the brand name."
Reichartz said Expedia is starting to see signs of airline capacity returning.
"Hotels figured out how important and how relevant airlines are," he said.


Revenue Strategy Solutions | Revenue Management Software | Duetto Team

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Michael Reichartz Michael has a deep background in the online travel industry. He helped launch Travelscape.com, which was one of the earliest hotel booking sites on the web. Expedia acquired Travelscape for $100M in March of 2000. Michael remained at Expedia where he was instrumental in driving the growth of the hotel business for the online travel company. Michael co-developed the Market Management concept, which has been implemented across the OTA industry. While at Expedia, he helped drive the integration with hotels.com, worked in Europe overseeing the Lodging business, and merged the Hotwire and Expedia teams. In 2011, he decided it was time to leave Expedia Inc. After a short break, Michael is happy to be back in start-up mode.


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Michael Reichartz Michael has a deep background in the online travel industry. He helped launch Travelscape.com, which was one of the earliest hotel booking sites on the web. Expedia acquired Travelscape for $100M in March of 2000. Michael remained at Expedia where he was instrumental in driving the growth of the hotel business for the online travel company. Michael co-developed the Market Management concept, which has been implemented across the OTA industry. While at Expedia, he helped drive the integration with hotels.com, worked in Europe overseeing the Lodging business, and merged the Hotwire and Expedia teams. In 2011, he decided it was time to leave Expedia Inc. After a short break, Michael is happy to be back in start-up mode.


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Michael Reichartz Michael has a deep background in the online travel industry. He helped launch Travelscape.com, which was one of the earliest hotel booking sites on the web. Expedia acquired Travelscape for $100M in March of 2000. Michael remained at Expedia where he was instrumental in driving the growth of the hotel business for the online travel company. Michael co-developed the Market Management concept, which has been implemented across the OTA industry. While at Expedia, he helped drive the integration with hotels.com, worked in Europe overseeing the Lodging business, and merged the Hotwire and Expedia teams. In 2011, he decided it was time to leave Expedia Inc. After a short break, Michael is happy to be back in start-up mode.

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