Wanderlust is in our DNA. Building game-changing travel technology is what we obsess over. Our company exists because we want to remove barriers that prevent people from traveling more.
While the internet is a treasure trove of information for consumers, travel brands have trouble keeping up with, making sense of, and intelligently utilizing all the content produced each day. WayBlazer technology uses artificial intelligence to mine through this unstructured data, delivering a better experience to customers and increasing both engagement and conversion.
By dynamically merchandising content, we inform travelers and provide the best trip recommendations for them. Simply put: we make the travel search, planning, and booking experience easier.
It Started with Two Great Minds.
Terry Jones (Founder of Travelocity/Chairman at Kayak) and Manoj Saxena (Former GM of IBM Watson) came together to revolutionize their respective industries by asking two questions:
How can Travel and Artificial Intelligence work together?
How can A.I make travel easier, better AND faster?
Six months and eight employees later, WayBlazer was on its way. Packed like sardines in an RV, engineering, product, business development and design let the road be their canvas.
This road trip became the inspirational road map for WayBlazer’s beginnings. But the journey was not for the faint of heart; it was romantic, authentic, and a lot of people cramped in a small space with one bathroom.
But the challenge ahead didn’t intimidate the group; it fed their energy. After long nights of debate, thousands of lines of code, and several card games and beer cans later, the team had an epiphany:
To Truly Understand Travel, You Have to Experience It.
The eight person team hit the slopes off a distant mountain and witnessed the ancient rock formations of a high desert over their five day expedition. By experiencing travel firsthand, they discovered what it meant to be a part of WayBlazer.