Contributor Profile

Tom Valentine

Job TitleCo-founder & COO

Company NameSecret Escapes


Tom Valentine co-founded the UK's leading luxury travel flash sales business, Secret Escapes, in 2011. Since then, the business has expanded globally into 21 territories, with over 850 employees and over 50 million members. Prior to this, Tom started his professional career in marketing, strategy and business development at eBay UK before moving into product management at E-Trader Group and online ticket exchange service Seatwave.

In his current role as Marketplaces CEO, Tom spends much of his time focused on the core business, and acquisition integration, as well as overseeing technology and marketing support. Most recently, Tom and co-founder, Alex Saint, led Secret Escape's purchase of the Slevomat Group, Central Europe's largest travel deals business.

Conference Sessions

  • Panel Discussion: Meeting the demands and expectations of tomorrow's traveller

    Monday11:20 - 11:555 Nov 2018
    Travel Forward Keynote Theatre

    With demands increasing and technology only partly addressing consumer behaviour, this session explores the expectations of tomorrow’s travellers, and the oppor...

    • Language: English

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