About

TRAVEL TECH:

About Us

The Travel Technology Association (Travel Tech) is the voice of the travel technology industry, advocating for public policy that promotes transparency and competition in the marketplace to encourage innovation and preserve consumer choice. We represent the leading innovators in travel technology, including Global Distribution Systems, online travel agencies and metasearch companies, and short-term rental platforms.

Who Are We?

Travel Tech member companies are independent, multi-supplier companies whose technology has transformed the travel marketplace from end to end – from the way individuals plan, search and book travel, to the way suppliers market and sell to their customers – creating new efficiencies, promoting competition, and ensuring consumers and travel agents see the full picture. The innovative technologies these companies develop, along with the competitive marketplace they facilitate, have resulted in a travel economy that is more efficient, more affordable, and more accessible for millions around the globe.

Travel Tech Members

195 Countries

Operate in more than 195 countries

Gross Travel

Facilitate over $130 billion in gross travel bookings

Hotel Partnerships

Engage in 2 million hotel partnerships

Short-term Rental

Publish 4 million short-term rental listings

Partnered Airlines

Partner with 500 airlines, countless car rental companies, tour operators and cruise lines.

IT Solutions

Board 1.3+ billion passengers through IT solutions

Monthly Visitors

Draw 515+ million average monthly visitors to their websites

Cutomer Reviews

Host 350+ million customer reviews

Today’s travel and tourism economy operates because of the competitive environment they facilitate, and their technologies, innovations and marketing expertise continue to drive efficiencies and provide consumers with the competitive shopping experience they deserve. 

Meet our Board Members

Meet our Associate Members

Leadership

STEVE SHUR

President

Steve Shur is a veteran of association and issues management in Washington, DC.  He has over 20 years of experience in association management, public affairs, government relations and issues campaigns. Under Steve’s leadership, Travel Tech has grown in both membership and staff and is leading the charge on policy and industry affairs matters at all levels of government and across the globe.  Steve serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the association, managing the operations and also as industry spokesperson and ambassador for the leaders in travel technology.

Prior to joining Travel Tech, Steve was a partner in a public affairs consultancy and served as the executive director of several trade organizations and coalitions as well as strategic advisor to corporate and industry association clients.

Originally from South Jersey and a graduate of the University of Rhode Island, Steve resides in Northern Virginia.

sshur@traveltech.org

P: 703-842-3754

MIKE LIPTAK

Vice President of Government Relations

Mike Liptak serves as Vice President of Government Relations for Travel Tech, managing a broad portfolio of public policy initiatives before the U.S. Congress, the administration, and at the state and local levels.

Prior to joining Travel Tech, Mike spent nearly five years as Director of Government Affairs for the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association, where he lobbied Congress on behalf of the aggregates industry with a strong focus on transportation, tax, and small business issues.  He also spent five years with a small, but aggressive consulting and lobbying firm developing strategies for policy implementation and identifying federal grant opportunities.  Mike brings to the association an extensive political background having worked on several House and Senate campaigns in Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and Washington.  He has worked to develop and maintain close relationships with congressional staff in countless personal offices, key committees, and in leadership.

Mike began his tenure in the nation’s capital as a legislative aide to U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell (KY), the current Senate Majority Leader.  He is a native of Western Pennsylvania and a graduate of Grove City College.

mliptak@traveltech.org

P: 703-216-2471