Can’t Stop Won’t Stop

We’re a team of designers, hackers, builders, thinkers, explorers, strategists, listeners, risk-takers and doers. And we want to change the travel industry. We’ve been called rebels, disruptors and told we would fail, but this hasn’t stopped us.

  • Mike Slone

    Mike Slone

    Chief Experience Officer

    Mike leads a talented team of international UX and software experts that are creating an innovative technology platform for airlines to enable a better Customer experience and gain market share.

    Mike has been working in the digital space for 18 years and has a deep passion for human centered design, experience research and innovation in the travel industry. Mike has worked in various capacities as a designer, creative director and marketing director.

    Mike has designed award-winning work for Dell, Vail Resorts, Microsoft, HP, Southwest Airlines and countless international airlines. He has also spoken at Forrester Conferences, SXSW, WOMMA, Eye for Travel and his work has recognized by CBS, Wired, Fast Company, Mashable, ID Magazine, Webby Awards, and Clio. For his work at Vail Resorts, Mike was included in Josh Bernoff’s book, Empowered, and mentioned as a “HERO- Highly empowered and resourceful operative.”

    When Mike is not helping airlines with their Customer experience, he is busy traveling the world with his family, trying to become a better oil painter, and seeking to capture the northern lights in a photograph (15 trips to Iceland with no aurora photos). On the few days when he is not traveling, he is home practicing his French so that his kids and locals alike will stop giving him such a hard time.

    If you are an airline and you want help with your Customer experience or finding an alternative to your current eCommerce software, booking engine, or online checkin- come see Mike in the south of France. Not only will he impress you with his knowledge of the airline industry, but he will take you out to lunch on the beach with a guarantee of sipping on a good rosé while viewing the Mediterranean.

  • Mana Coste

    Mana Coste

    Chief Operating Officer

    Mana runs operations, engineering and business development to turn Travelaer’s vision into reality and to deploy it to its customers.

    After getting his electronics engineering degree 25 years ago Mana started his career as a software developer in Paris, but prejudiced by his childhood spent abroad he left France to Silicon Valley. He held jobs in the semiconductor industry in applications engineering, enjoyed leading, stabilizing and scaling teams spread across continents and serving a worldwide customer base.

    After 7 years in California he moved back to France in Sophia Antipolis, French Riviera’s high tech hub, in product management. He built roadmaps of high-tech products, drove their development together with engineering and took them to market, which brought his company to worldwide market share leadership. He also held business development and strategic account management positions both in product sales and in software & BPO offshoring companies, which included driving the outsourcing services of up to 400 engineers dedicated to the development of travel software solutions for a large GDS.

    Mana is a world citizen in awe of the cultural identities and specificities across the world, he was born in Tahiti, lived in 5 different countries for more than 3 years and remembers visiting 38 different countries for leisure or business. When not working he loves riding his motorcycle on the awesome backcountry roads of the French Riviera at adrenaline-inducing speeds with good friends, traveling the world and listening to indie and psychedelic rock.

  • Eric

    What you want to be when you grow up?: video game developer and designer

  • Rebecca

    French Riviera tip: Have a relaxing day at Hélios Beach in Juan-les-Pins. Enjoy a mojito in their lounge before going to dinner at the cutest crêperie right in the center. Then dance all night at the Zapata Latino Bar!

  • Mohammad

    What you want to be when you grow up: Software engineer

  • Stephen

    Favourite Vacation Spot: Thailand

  • Carme

    Travel innovation idea: travel without luggage—rent clothes and other items to avoid having to carry everything back and forth

  • Stephen

    Place you want to visit, but haven’t yet: Crete

  • Vladimiro

    French Riviera Tip: Skiing in the Mercantour

  • Nabil

    Place you want to visit, but haven’t: Bolivia

  • Laurence

    What you want to be when you grow up: I always dreamed of becoming a Helicopter Pilot

  • Vlad

    What you want to be when you grow up: world chess champion

  • Marina

    Place you want to visit, but haven’t: Russia (Moscow and St. Petersbourg), Eastern Europe in general, Ireland and Scotland.

  • Andreas

    Favorite Vacation Spot: Italy, Malta

  • Travelaer has since then never ceased to amaze us, with a clear focus on our needs. Not only have they asked the right questions from the beginning, they have also been able to deliver upon their promise and produced some amazing products for us. They work first and foremost for the customer and make sure that those needs are met.
    Ingibjörg Ásdís RagnarsdóttirIcelandair
  • Travelaer’s team thinks ahead of the curve at a very high level and are not afraid to confront the challenging issues that airlines face. They meet adversity head on, while walking hand in hand with us, every step of the way
    Karin TzadokEL AL Israel Airlines
  • The Travelaer team understood what our Customer wanted, its struggles, and developed a solution capable of making everyone’s life easier. Travelaer also created something amazing for the airline industry: a 3 minute (or less) booking flow. Booking a trip should be easy, flexible and lightning fast, and the Travelaer team was capable of delivering just that.
    Francisco LucasSata / Azores Airlines