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CON-X 2024: Martin Modarelli, enough individualism: embracing teamwork and long-term relationships

Martin Modarelli

In the fast-paced world of travel, the importance of collaboration and forward-thinking cannot be overstated. Martin Modarelli, VP B2B and B2C at Despegar and a speaker at CON-X 2024, passionately emphasized these values during his insightful talk. His perspective is a call to action for all of us in the industry.

Embracing teamwork over individualism

“For me, enough individualism and more teamwork,” Modarelli stated. In an industry that thrives on connections and collective effort, it's crucial to move beyond working in silos. Teamwork not only enhances productivity but also fosters innovation. By pooling our talents and resources, we can achieve far more together than we ever could alone.

The need for flexibility and open-mindedness

“Enough not being flexible; we need to be more open-minded,” Modarelli continued. Flexibility and an open mind are key in adapting to the ever-changing landscape of travel. Whether it’s embracing new technologies or adjusting to evolving market trends, being adaptable allows us to better meet the needs of our customers and partners.

Focusing on long-term relationships

“For me, enough thinking only on the short term; we need to build long-term relationships,” Modarelli added. The travel industry is built on relationships. Long-term partnerships provide stability and trust, enabling sustainable growth. By focusing on nurturing these connections, we can create a more resilient and thriving industry.

A memorable experience at CON-X

Reflecting on his first experience at CON-X, Modarelli shared, “It was great to be here at CON-X for my first time, and it was amazing to share with all the colleagues of this incredible travel industry.” The event provided a unique platform for leaders and innovators to come together, exchange ideas, and forge new partnerships.

Celebrating achievements and new beginnings

Modarelli also took a moment to congratulate his peers, saying, “I congratulate for me, it’s an incredible achievement for him and for his team, and I congratulate because of the new TravelgateX and TravelSoft agreement.” This acknowledgment highlights the importance of celebrating each other’s successes and the continuous drive for excellence in the industry.

Martin Modarelli’s insights at CON-X 2024 serve as a powerful reminder of the values that should guide us: teamwork, flexibility, and long-term thinking. As we move forward, let’s embrace these principles to build a stronger, more connected travel industry.