A PHILOSOPHY THAT TRUMPS ALL W. ORESTES FINTIKLIS EP. 129
Updated: May 28
Founder of Ithaca Capital and Vice-Chairman and Chief Corporate Strategy and Business Development Officer of Mondee Holdings, Orestes Fintiklis joins us on the show.
Mondee is a one-of-a-kind company in travel tech. The company is filling the gaps caused by inconsistencies in the industry.
The travel industry has been on a never-ending rollercoaster since the COVID-19 outbreak. Did the pandemic bring about better opportunities in travel and hospitality?
During this episode, Orestes explains what Mondee does, how he ended up there, and what his role is.
As technology improves, innovations in travel tech are causing a ripple of opportunities! Entrepreneurs and influencers are taking full advantage of this.
We learn about Mondee’s approach to acquisitions and how they ensure seamless integrations. He also chats about how COVID-19 affected global travel, and the ins and outs of Ithaca Capital.
“Language and how you frame things really matters because they create the atmosphere and conditions that are a prerequisite for growth. So what I say is, ‘I never lose. I either win, or I learn.” — Orestes Fintiklis [0:40:15]
Orestes owns a luxury hotel in Panama City that was once owned by a sitting president. He shared the incredible story of how that sitting president sued him for $200 million!
Inspiration is the key to success which ties into his ‘be positive’ philosophy. You won't want to miss out on this episode!
KEY POINTS FROM THIS EPISODE:
Orestes’ professional background and current occupation.
Why he left law behind to pursue a career in hospitality and travel investing.
What Mondee does as a company, and why it’s one-of-a-kind.
Inconsistencies in the travel industry and how Mondee fills the gaps.
Innovation in travel tech and how Orestes is using his experience to innovate at Mondee.
The way entrepreneurs are finding joy in travel due to technological advancements.
How he and his team ensure seamless integrations post-acquisition.
Ithaca Capital, and its role in travel accommodation acquisitions.
The dynamics behind how he flips struggling properties.
What he’s learned from the complexities of rebranding controversial and unpopular buildings.
The fascinating story of how a sitting president sued him for $200 million!
The way Orestes developed his ‘be positive’ philosophy.
Taking a look at the mentors and individuals that changed his life for the better.
Orestes’ final thoughts and words of advice and encouragement.
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