Jen O'Neal, Founder and CEO of Tripping, was named one of PhoCusWrightâ€™s 35 Young Leaders as part of its Class of 2013.
Online PR News – 14-November-2013 – San Francisco, CA – Jen O'Neal, Founder and CEO of Tripping, was named one of PhoCusWrightâ€™s 35 Young Leaders as part of its Class of 2013. The Young Leaders Summit recognizes rising stars in the travel industry and encourages executive development through a series of exclusive events held throughout the year.
Jenâ€™s pioneering vision for vacation rentals has vaulted Tripping from its origin as a social travel site to its position as the #1 search engine for vacation rentals. With over 1 million listings aggregated from top rental sites, Tripping is the leading metasearch site for vacation rentals. Having started her career in tech as the 5th employee at StubHub, Jen developed its marketing division before joining venture-backed startups in Europe and Central America. She's worked with the world's top brands and is passionate about helping travelers search, compare and save on their dream vacation rentals.
According to a recent PhoCusWright report, travelers booked over $23 billion in U.S. vacation rentals in 2012, equating to 7% of the U.S. travel market, and remarkably 20% of the lodging market. Tripping hopes to capitalize on this growing market as more consumers go online to book their rentals.