InnoVel - Business Accelerator and Innovation Center
The heart of the enterprise
InnoVel is a new breed of innovation center. With unmatched knowhow in the industry, InnoVel connects travel companies with the most cutting-edge startups, leading them through the implementation of solutions that address concrete pains and problems and focus on valuable features.
Our mission is to redefine the travel and tourism industry, providing corporates access to the world’s most innovative and cutting-edge technologies, in the most cost-effective way.
Our vision is to revolutionize the travel and tourism industry by creating an ecosystem of resources, know-how, and new ideas where new technologies can flourish. Our partners, leading firms in travel and tourism, will benefit from the new technologies and yield double-digit returns on their investments.
Contact us to set up our next meeting. We will come to you or we can meet in Tel Aviv, where you will witness for yourself the vibrant and talented local startup scene.
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March 19, 2018
Registration for TTI2018 is open!Sign up today for June 12 and be part of the world’s leading conference in emerging technologies for travel companies. Click here to sign up today.
February 21, 2018
Emerging technologies are outsmarting the Revenue Management modelby Rom Hendler The recently published phocuswright analysis provides InnoVel’s up-to-date look into the state-of-affairs in revenue management. The new technologies are outsmarting existing RM algorithms and hotels, call for a new era in rate transparency and cooper...
February 21, 2018
IHIF 2018Berlin, Germany March 5-7, 2018 (Pre ITB event) Innovel is collaborating with IHIF (International Hotel Investment Forum), the largest event of its kind in the world, in creating a brand new Hotel Tech Hub, in which startups and technology companies will present their new...
Who we are
ROM HENDLER – Founder & CEO
Rom Hendler is a 25 year veteran of the industry, former Chief Administration, Chief Marketing, and Chief Information Officer for Las Vegas Sands Corporation, the world’s largest integrated resorts company. Rom joined Las Vegas Sands in 2000.Through several promotions, Rom eventually held three C-level corporate positions in the company.
The depth of his knowledge, as well as the his cutting-edge initiatives, place him as a worldwide expert in the operation and management of various hospitality elements in integrated mega-resorts, including hotels, entertainment venues, and gaming.
At Las Vegas Sands, he worked relentlessly on process enhancement and efficiencies, and developed corporate best practices for marketing analytics, distribution strategies, CRM, revenue management, e-commerce, loyalty programs, direct marketing, casino floor optimization, and marketing systems.
Rom holds an MBA specializing in Hospitality Management from IMHI – Institut de Management Hotelier Internationale (a joint Cornell-Essec program), Paris, and a B.Sc. in Hotel and Food and Beverage Management and Nutrition from Hebrew University of Jerusalem. firstname.lastname@example.org
CHEN AMISHAY – COO
Chen Amishay is a 19 year veteran of the online startup industry of which 14 were specifically in online travel.
Chen is a pioneer in the online travel industry, Founder and former CEO of TraveList, the most successful price comparison Meta-Search engine in the Israeli market.
Chen’s executive positions in various startups and organizations gained him a deep understanding of startup challenges, management of complex operations and the need to be creative on the frustrating way to success.
Chen is a graduate of Entrepreneurship and Innovation management from Swinburne University of Technology, and a B.A in economics and management from Tel Aviv University. email@example.com
FLAVIA HENDLER, Ph.D. – Director of Communications
Flavia Hendler has worked in marketing and consumer research for 20 years. She started at a small casino in South America, and went on to pursue a master’s degree in hospitality in Las Vegas. After working in database marketing for the Venetian Resort Hotel and Casino, she obtained a Ph.D. in Hotel Administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She is currently on the editorial board of Cornell Hospitality Quarterly. Flavia holds a production engineering degree for the Polytechnic School of the University of Sao Paolo. Flavia speaks English, Portuguese, Spanish, French, and she is working on learning Hebrew and Arabic. firstname.lastname@example.org