Co-founder, Hotel Bonanza
Suzie Barber is the founder of Hotel Bonanza, a new OTA that is creating a fairer and cheaper model for all by reducing commission rates for accommodation providers and offering consumers a membership scheme that gives a discount on every booking. Hotel Bonanza has been in development since 2014, but the platform was launched to the industry seven months ago and has already signed up more than 6,000 properties in Europe, Australia and the US, with that figure set to grow significantly before the consumer launch in February/March. Suzie’s experience of online travel businesses was gained from time working in the hospitality industry in London and from hotel consultancy work. However, the early part of her career was in journalism and she has worked at many of the national newspapers in the UK and around the world, including working on the launch of a newspaper called The National in Abu Dhabi. She was brought up with racehorses and also spent a few happy years combining her love of both racing and journalism at the Racing Post.