Steve Kopandy

Steve Kopandy

Founder at Cycle Cities Tours and the Book Direct Symposium

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From Newcastle, Australia, Steve got his travel industry experience as the COO of London Bicycle Tour Company, and Director of Cyclecities.tours - a global partnership of city bike tour operators. Since its inception in 2011, Cycle Cities has grown into a thriving, but close-knit network of 40 bike tour operators. In 2015 he started annual ‘Symposiums’ for Cycle Cities partner companies. Six symsposiums have so far been held (Berlin, London, Nice, Budapest, Munich and Athens). These events have not only connected the partners to a stronger network but continue to capitalise on the drive there is for collaboration and innovation in small-business tourism partnerships. In 2020 Steve created the #bookdirect Symposium, which brought together marketing professionals from tourism, hospitality and accommodations for an event in Athens, themed around the #bookdirect message. Steve hosted the event and delivered a fast paced, exciting and deeply informative program. It was the first live event of its kind and received rave reviews from it's sponsors and European and North American attendees. Steve is a successful short term rental owner and manager, degree qualified in Business/Marketing, and an inspirational communicator. As a singer he has performed on stage to over 1 million people in the last 10 years, as a member of Europe's best Take That tribute. He knows how to put on a show. Steve presented at the More Bookings Direct Conference in 2020 and we look forward to having him return at the #BookDirect Show.

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