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Ask Me Anything: Tao Tao, Co-Founder and COO at GetYourGuide – Arival Online

Arival Online Session with GetYourGuide’s Tao Tao Now Available for your listening pleasure on the Tourpreneur Podcast.

In this episode of the Tourpreneur Podcast, we bring you the full audio of the Ask Me Anything session with Tao Tao, COO at GetYourGuide hosted by Arival and it’s CEO Douglas Quinby.

GetYourGuide, the Berlin-based unicorn with a $600 million war chest is placing big bets to become a global experience brand, but first, they’re focusing on managing through the current crisis. 

In this in-depth interview with co-founder Tao Tao, we discuss the startup’s response to coronavirus and the steps they are taking to support operators. 

We’ll also go deep on the company’s vision for its branded tour initiative GYG Originals, what does online distribution look like in a post-coronavirus world, and what all of this means for operators of tours, activities, and attractions.


Tao Tao

Co- Founder & COO at GetYourGuide

While attending Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Tao co-founded GetYourGuide in 2009 with the vision to empower travelers to find and book activities anywhere in the world. 

Over 10 million tickets have since been booked via the GetYourGuide website, mobile app, and partnership network. 

Headquartered in Berlin, GetYourGuide employs over 600 people in its offices across the globe 

Tao Tao studied economics at Tilburg University and physics at ETH Zurich.