We're a group of travel professionals and adventurers that live, breathe and sleep travel...

We started Tripiamo for three reasons:

 

1. To Help Others Travel Safely

Roads are meant for journeying, yet driving abroad comes with challenges. We noticed there was no single source of valuable getting around abroad safety advice (not even from national governments) so we created best-in-class, comprehensive driving guides that help travelers adventure safely.

 

2. To Help Others Travel Confidently

We prioritize adventure over stress. Don't worry about accidents, fines, or standing out as a tourist. Explore another country worry-free.

 

3. To Help Others Roam Further

We all want those amazing selfies in front of the Colosseum or the Eiffel Tower, but from our extensive travel experience we know the best adventures begin when you venture past the main tourist attractions. We want to eliminate any constraints to help you safely get there. 

The Founder

John Cortese, previously the lead for travel products and platforms at two Fortune-500 companies, is an avid traveler that’s been to over 50 countries.

Even through extensive travels, John always felt somewhat limited by where he could go and what he could see while abroad. John believes we should be able to navigate anywhere internationally as we would in our home country, even if we don’t speak the same language. 

John currently resides in NYC and is always looking forward to his next trip. Learn more about John's adventures abroad on Medium by clicking here.

Tripiamo Board of Advisors

David Ornstein

David is a former US Navy officer and is the current Chief Operating Officer of Baton Systems, with over 20 years of experience as an executive in the investment banking industry. David has supported CEOs and founders in scaling their businesses across a variety of industries since 2017.

Margaret Loughran

Margaret is the ex Global Head of Loyalty, Travel and Lifestyle Benefits at MasterCard with over twenty five years of experience leading, building and managing global best in class travel services and lifestyle programs, strategic partnerships and digital platforms for affluent and mass market customer bases.

Gary Portuesi

Gary is the founder of Authentic Explorations, a travel and tour company, which has won many accolades including being on Conde Nast Traveler’s Travel Specialist list since 2016, Travel & Leisure’s A-List since 2017 and Robb Report’s Travel Masters list since 2023. Gary has over 24 years of experience building and developing high-impact travel programs at American Express, including creating exclusive travel benefits for American Express cardholders, conceiving and launching the Fine Hotels & Resorts program, as well as developing and managing The Centurion Lounge, American Express’s branded airport lounges.

Paul Kramer

Paul is currently the founder of The Loyalty Advisors, a loyalty and travel industry consultancy and a Professor of Marketing at Fordham University teaching graduate classes in Customer Loyalty Programs and Strategic Brand Management. With over 30 years of experience, primarily in the travel and entertainment industries, Paul worked with many of the world’s most recognizable brands and developed marketing solutions for loyalty programs with over 2 billion members.

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ABOUT US

We're a group of travel professionals & adventurers that live, breath and sleep travel. We started Tripiamo for three reasons:

 

1. To Help Others Travel Safely

2. To Help Others Travel Confidently 

3. To Help Others Roam Further On Their Adventures

The Founder

John Cortese, previously the lead for travel products and platforms at two Fortune-500 companies, is an avid traveler that’s been to over 50 countries.

 

Even through extensive travels, John always felt somewhat limited by where he could go and what he could see while abroad. John believes we should be able to navigate anywhere internationally as we would in our home country, even if we don’t speak the same language. 

 

John currently resides in NYC and is always looking forward to his next trip. Learn more about John's adventures abroad on Medium by clicking here.

 

Tripiamo Board of Advisors

David Ornstein

David is a former US Navy officer and is the current Chief Operating Officer of Baton Systems, with over 20 years of experience as an executive in the investment banking industry. David has supported CEOs and founders in scaling their businesses across a variety of industries since 2017.

Margaret Loughran

Margaret is the ex Global Head of Loyalty, Travel and Lifestyle Benefits at MasterCard with over twenty five years of experience leading, building and managing global best in class travel services and lifestyle programs, strategic partnerships and digital platforms for affluent and mass market customer bases.

Gary Portuesi

Gary is the founder of Authentic Explorations, a travel and tour company, which has won many accolades including being on Conde Nast Traveler’s Travel Specialist list since 2016, Travel & Leisure’s A-List since 2017 and Robb Report’s Travel Masters list since 2023. Gary has over 24 years of experience building and developing travel programs at American Express, including creating exclusive travel benefits for American Express cardholders, conceiving and launching the Fine Hotels & Resorts program, as well as developing and managing The Centurion Lounge, American Express’s branded airport lounges.

Paul Kramer

Paul is the founder of The Loyalty Advisors. Paul has previous experience working at both Visa and American Express with 25 years of background working with the world's top travel loyalty programs. He is also currently a loyalty & marketing professor at Fordham University.

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