Hello, I'm Rich Whitaker


My professional endeavors across culturally diverse settings.

Your Mobile Device Can Change How You Travel

A thought leader in the field of technology called upon as an expert by National Geographic.

The Place Market and the Power of Place

A collaborator with Expedia to stage an event in which the CEO discussed future technology plans and innovative ventures with travel bloggers.

My Experience in a Formula 1 Race Car

A travel writer getting strapped into a true Formula 1 car before heading out for two hot laps around the Valencia Circuit.

The ‘Influencers in Travel’ Site

Creating a site simply dedicated to hosting a number of ranking lists of those in the social media travel space was both an experiment and an opportunity.

More about me

Travel guy turned digital marketer for a multinational financial services corporation.
Digital Marketing

In the course of both my personal travels and business ventures, I have been fortunate to have visited six continents. These experiences have allowed me to gain real world insight into international business, tourism and technology.

For 15 years, I was part of a team that transformed a small student travel company with eight U.S. branches into a successful and rapidly growing international organization which met its goal of gaining first call position. In 2008, I took on a unique entrepreneurial challenge and founded Brilliant Travel Media. In addition to inspiring travelers to discover their next exciting travel destination, my goal with Brilliant Travel Media was to help travel businesses embrace online technologies. Most recently, I welcomed the opportunity to jump back into corporate life as a digital marketer for a multinational financial services corporation.

  • Digital Strategy
  • UX / Development
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Social

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