TRVLR is a modern digital payment platform that fully automates commission payments for agencies and hotels. We solve three big problems plaguing hospitality today.
We completely eliminate agency commission loss, estimated to be around 20% of sales.
We reduce commission settlement times from 90 days to just seven days.
We replace the traditional payment process with a modern, streamlined, highly-efficient platform.
CEO / Co-founder
An experienced entrepreneur with a 23-year track record in hospitality, technology and private equity. Nic has started, grown and turned around companies up to $500M in enterprise value. Nic believes in constant innovation, values-driven culture and relentless execution—three characteristics he applied to every business he started or participated in. Following closely behind family, friends and surfing—he’s passionate about reducing friction, increasing revenue and creating new opportunities for continued sustainable growth.
CTO / Co-founder
Prior to founding TRVLR, Phillip Harnsberger was a longstanding member of the Alexa AI Information Team, where he built and managed the data pipelines powering minute-level financial quotes for 23 global financial exchanges. Analytical roles in venture capital and quantitative trading proved to be adequate precursors. He also built a bespoke meteorological data visualization app and spent three foundational years with a big data startup that was acquired by Amazon in 2017. The chief architect behind the innovative payment platform known as TRVLR—he takes pride in watching this first-of-its-kind product come alive.
Chief Commercial Officer
Anna Micci is a luxury hotelier and hospitality expert with a palpable passion for travel. Following graduate work in hospitality management and hotel branding, she worked for The Ritz-Carlton and The Peninsula—where she led Travel Industry Sales + Marketing International Hotel teams for more than 20 years. Professional accolades aside, Anna is a citizen of the world who has lived on five continents and is fluent in multiple languages. As Chief Commercial Officer at TRVLR she opens real and metaphorical doors within the hotel industry by connecting travel professionals, buyers and suppliers to the ultimate payment platform.
Benjamin is a Creative Advisor at TRVLR, where daily tasks include ensuring not a word or a pixel falls out of place. He’s responsible for creating a culture of honor, empathy and respect—foundational for TRVLR team members—and a code of conduct for how we treat everyone else. In previous roles, he co-authored books at Google and GoPro, helped launch the Creator’s Project with Intel and Vice, reintroduced Adidas Originals and developed the Capital One Cup for ESPN. At Adobe, he oversaw the global brand voice, editorial, corporate branding, partner-agency creative and full-funnel campaigns.
Bruno Selva most recently led the AI product portfolio for Automation Anywhere, and brings with him a decade of product experience working with financial institutions as customers to automate processes, make their business more efficient and unleash the value of data. Bruno believes in building the one thing that matters, distractions be damned. He spent
the decade prior launching and scaling products in multiple startups—including Sysmarine—which he founded, nurtured and sold. He calls Carnegie Mellon his alma mater, where he earned a Masters in
Daniel is focused on deeply understanding customer and business needs, and creating and managing a suite of products that solve real-world problems. He has more than two decades of experience helping startups grow and manage products at global companies. At TRVLR he’s typically connecting dots, designing steps that feel intuitive and creating flow. His prior accolades sprang naturally from his course of study, namely a Bachelor's in Advertising and a Master's degree in user experience (UX) design.
Ken has extensive executive and director level experience in high growth, high tech global organizations, including several companies that achieved billion dollar valuations. He’s also served as a director in the US and Asia of eight public company boards in addition to numerous private boards. Most recently, Ken was most recently Chairman of Newport Corporation (NEWP)—an industry leader in photonics with revenues in of $700M+ which was sold for $980M to MKS Instruments. Ken has a BSEE from Lafayette College, an MSEE from SMU and an Advanced Professional
John Stix is a leader who loves people and cares about their business goals, their dreams, and their lives. He created the Discover Your WHO framework out of a realization that his fullest potential is realized when he’s helping others discover their who. At TRVLR, he helps our C-suite clients close the gap between where they are and where they want to be. This helps establish unanimous agreement throughout an organization—top to bottom, inside and out. John is co-founder of Fibernetics; a 20-year old telecom company, and the first he transformed using the DYW tenets.
HOW MUCH IT COSTS?
TRVLR charges 1% on top of the payment processing fee (in addition to forex and cross-border payment fees, when applicable). Our fees are projected to decrease over time, and these savings will transfer to our customers.
WHAT IF THERE'S A CANCELLATION?
In the case of a legitimate cancellation, early departure or other material change, TRVLR will charge back appropriate amounts from both the hotel and travel agency, and return the money to the client immediately.
WHAT PAYMENT METHODS ARE AVAILABLE?
All major credit cards, including AMEX, Mastercard, Visa, Discover, Diners Club and JCB. All major debit cards. ACH electronic payments. And popular digital wallets, including Venmo, Cash App, Apple Pay and Google Pay.
HOW DOES THE TECHNOLOGY WORK?
TRVLR software identifies all parties and their commercial relationships, then transfers the appropriate payment share to each entity. U.S. payments take 2 business days to clear. Once cleared, hotel and commission payments are wired directly into the respective accounts.
WHAT DOES THE ACTUAL PROCESS LOOK LIKE
TRVLR creates a trusted bond between client, travel agency and hotel. Step one, travel agents invite their clients. When the client signs up, the agent will see the client's wallet address on our system. Once the wallet is shared with the hotel, that property can enter the address on TRVLR and request payment for the total amount. The client will receive a notification, review their payment information, and accept. Actual payment will proceed according to the specific hotel payment rules. Once processed, the money gets divided and paid directly to the hotel and the travel agency responsible for booking.
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