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Ben Drew


Viator, A Tripadvisor Company

As President of Viator, a Tripadvisor company and the world’s largest tour and activity booking site, Ben brings more than a decade of experience in the travel industry to give travelers access to incredible experiences around the world and helping tour operators grow their audiences, bookings, and businesses. Ben joined Tripadvisor as head of business development for vacation rentals in 2012, where he led significant inventory growth, as well as the acquisitions of vacation rental brands Niumba, VacationHomeRentals, and HouseTrip.

Ben also oversees Bokun, the Iceland-based and globally-leading software company serving the tours, attractions and experiences industry. Bokun was acquired by and integrated into Tripadvisor in 2018.
Prior to joining the Tripadvisor Media Group, Ben led business development for emerging markets at Expedia and worked as a strategy consultant at Deloitte. Ben earned a degree in economics from the University of Cambridge and now resides in Boston, Massachusetts. An avid traveler and adventure-seeker, Ben’s favorite destinations start anywhere above 14,000 feet.

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