George leads an international team of travel and tourism industry veterans in digital marketing, social media and travel distribution as well as aspiring young software engineers, product managers and internet marketing specialists to provide Best in Class solutions in helping travel organizations reach Chinese consumers online.
Prior to co-founding Dragon Trail, George founded or co-founded two travel meta-search engines, based in Silicon Valley and Beijing. As co-founder of Mountain View, California based Search Party, George led product development for the internet based service that helped users perform Total Price Comparison on tens of thousands of hotels in the US, across hundreds of supplier-direct and OTA channels. As founder of Go10000.com, George helped introduce the concept of travel meta-search into the Chinese market.
Previously, George worked in Silicon Valley for Rich Internet Application software company Altio Inc. As Director of Solutions at Altio, George worked closely with Fortune 500 clients to implement the most advanced web technologies at the time. Also in Silicon Valley, George worked as a staff product manager for one of the earliest hotel B2B distribution platform companies, WorldRES.
George spent many years in revenue management, first as a corporate manager of revenue management at Choice Hotels and then as a business consultant at Talus Solutions (DFI/Aeronaumics). He has extensive experience in revenue management systems and business processes for hotels, casinos and events. Earlier in his career, George worked for Hyatt Hotels and Holiday Inn in China.
George holds a Master’s Degree in Hospitality Management from Cornell Hotel School.