47. Using Technology to Land Travel Deals on a Budget with Alex Simon

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If there’s one thing we all have in common, regardless of age, gender, profession, or socio-economic status, it’s a good deal. And one thing many of us love to be able to say that we got a good deal on is travel. In fact, some of us love to brag about the deal we received on the trip almost as much as we love to brag about the trip itself.

In this episode, Malcolm Ethridge discusses Elude with it’s CEO and co-founder, Alex Simon. Elude is a budget-first search engine that allows users to type in their ideal price range and see all the places they can explore across the globe. You might be surprised to see where your budget can take you.

Alex discusses: 

  • His lifelong passion for travel and how it lead to the start of Elude
  • How Elude’s budget-first approach to travel differentiates them from competitors
  • How Elude helps open travelers’ eyes to new destinations they never would have thought of
  • When he knew it was time to pursue his passion project full time.
  • And more


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About Our Guest:

Alex Simon is the CEO and co-founder of Elude, a budget-first search engine that allows users to search by their ideal price range and see all the places they can explore across the globe in seconds. Prior to Elude, Alex spent time as a global business manager on the reporting and analytics team at Morgan Stanley, and a business manager on the fixed income and debt operations team at Deutsche bank.

Alex is also a fellow of the Kairos society, which unites the next generation of entrepreneurs with leading innovators and has been endorsed by international leaders including Bill Gates, Richard Branson and Tim Draper.


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