Pierre Antoine Geslot
Business Development Director
Job title: Business Development Director
Home base: London
In an industry that’s constantly evolving, TourismSolved’s Pierre Antoine Geslot knows being adaptable and creative in a business development role is crucial. As the main point of contact to suppliers and tour operators, Pierre always has to be ready to understand what business problems to solve. “Our role is to bring them our expertise and knowledge to make sure they keep growing their business,” he says.
Over the last 10 years, Pierre has worked with a variety of tour operators and hotel suppliers, assisting them in product development, pricing strategies, and more at OTAs like Travco LTD and most recently Tripadvisor. His roles in travel have afforded him the opportunity to live in different countries, and as a result changed his personal outlook. “After living for the first time in the UK (Ipswich), I learned a lot about different cultures, especially to be more open-minded,” Pierre mentions.
Along the way, he has even found some of his favorite places in the world, in particular Western Canada such as Kelowna, the Okanagan Valley, Vancouver, and Whistler.
Learn more about Pierre
What is it about working in the travel industry that you love the most?
The relationships with people, we all love travelling and want to keep exploring.
What motivates you to stay in the travel industry?
The opportunity to travel and explore new culture and places.
How do you see travel changing over time? What’s exciting about these potential changes?
People want to explore like locals, and the online world plays a very important role particularly after this pandemic experience. Today, if you want to get an ice cream in your city, you’re going to make sure the location is open, and you’ll want to read reviews to know how good it is. For any business, online search is going to be essential. It is why being proactive and efficient with your digital marketing strategy is essential.
What 3 things can every tour operator do to make their experience enjoyable for travelers?
1. Think like a traveller
2. Be flexible
3. Be memorable
When you’re not working, where can we find you?
On top of a mountain hiking, on a plane travelling to a new destination, or eating an ice cream with some friends.
What’s something surprising people might not know about you?
I wanted to be a bookseller when I was younger.