Mims Wright brings 15 years of travel industry experience in both domestic and international business development, from planning to implementation to funding. Wright is known for his ability to help travel companies develop the business models necessary to accelerate them into the changing market trends. He helped develop the first online distribution of travel add-on products, played a key role in developing an ecommerce model business model for a traditional Hawai’i retailer, developed the ecommerce model for a South African airline, and as well as major distribution models for hospitality distribution.
Wright has been involved in financing and fund raising for 25 years, both as an entrepreneur and investment manager. He knows well how both investment and travel work and brings unique insights into what makes the travel industry unique in the realm of funding and corporate finance.
Wright’s clients include well known companies in the airline, hotel and travel ecommerce space. He currently heads projects in Hawaii and Costa Rica.
In 1999 Wright founded Bidtripper.com, a popular consumer travel site which aggregated upscale hideaways and island resorts online, which was acquired by TravelCLICK where he served as EVP eCommerce during the transition. He is a frequent speaker and panelist as well as an advisor to Travel Distribution Report.