The Internet is freaking awesome. Not only does it enable you to look at amazing photos of cats, but it also has opened up the possibilities of epic international travel on the cheap. Join us for a conversation with some of New York's most baller budget travelers and travel tech startups to learn how you can get out of the city in style, but on a dime. With travel-obsessed speakers from Airbnb, Jetaport, Skift, and WeHostels, and moderator Erica Swallow (@ericaswallow), this panel shan't disappoint!
There will be beer and foodstuff, and this event also happens to be the kickoff event for the relaunch of the New York Travelers Guild, so don't miss it!
About Our Speakers
Jason Shames (@JasonShames) is the CEO and co-founder of Jetaport, the simplest way to plan and book group travel. Traveling is a passion of his, and helping people to enjoy their own passion for adventure is something that motivates him to make the best platform available. Jason also happens to be a fan of Chelsea Football and good quality headphones.
Jason Clampet (@jasonclampet) is the head of content and co-founder of Skift, the travel intelligence brand. Jason previously oversaw original content programming for Frommers.com and is widely quoted as a travel industry expert. His advice has appeared in print, web, and broadcast in places such as CNN, The New York Times, The Associated Press, NPR, Forbes, Fortune, The Los Angeles Times, The Toronto Star, and The Travel Channel.
Sheila Karaszewski (@sheeeski) is the New York Community Manager for Airbnb, a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world. She's also a passionately curious, travel-addicted, food-obsessed freelance marketer, strategist, and communicator. She's been called a pretty good friend and family member, too!
Diego Saez-Gil (@dsaezgil) is the CEO and co-founder of WeHostels, the largest and most social hostel and budget accommodations booking app in the world, with more than 40,000 accommodations available in 800+ cities. From Argentina, Diego brings a global perspective to entrepreneurship and was selected by Endeavor as a "High-Impact Entrepreneur" in 2012.
About The New York Traveler's Guild
The New York Traveler's Guild is a community of people who simply love traveling. The meetup is organized by Hostelling International New York and WeHostels, two groups of adventurous world travelers. We love the road, and we love talking about travel over a beer or a movie, and inviting our awesome friends to come talk about their adventures.
Sign up for our events to come hear talks from world class photographers, mountaineers, filmmakers, adventurers, writers, storytellers, musicians and many others as they share their experiences from the road. Get inspired for your next trip!