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Press Release updated: Sep 9, 2020 08:00 EDT

Vacayou, an early-stage start-up bringing together the world’s best wellness & active travel packages into a single platform, announced the appointment of Matt Blackmon of pinkBrain Technologies as Executive Technical Advisor and interim Chief Technology Officer.

A respected travel technology leader, Blackmon has been in the travel industry for almost 20 years, driving technology for some of the biggest brands in the industry. Currently, he is the founder and Chief Brain of pinkBrain Technologies, a boutique technology consultancy and software development services firm serving the travel and hospitality, telecom and financial services industries. He has led global efforts with some of the largest travel agencies, airlines and hoteliers in the world. Blackmon is a former Board Executive and currently the Chief Evangelist for OpenTravel Alliance, as well as an expert in IATA NDC and NDC OneOrder.

“At Vacayou, we serve the millions of people now making wellness an essential part of their travel experiences,” said Muirgheal Montecalvo, Vacayou founder and CEO. “As we continue to innovate, we’re thrilled to add Matt to the team as his expertise will significantly support our future growth and scale. With his track record of developing transformative travel products and leading world-class delivery teams, Matt will expedite our technical strategy to deliver more personalized experiences to travelers seeking unique wellness opportunities.” 

“I have spent my career intensely focused on evolving and improving the traveler experience,” noted Blackmon, Vacayou interim Chief Technology Officer. “I love the fact that the technology I build can help create life-long memories and unique experiences that enrich customers’ lives. The booking process can be challenging, and I am excited to join a brand focused on the entire experience, from searching to booking and, finally, through completion of the trip.”

About Vacayou

We exist to create a healthier global community through wellness & active travel. Vacayou makes it easy for travelers to discover and book customized wellness & active packages that elevate their well-being, support their active lifestyle and enhance their joy and happiness. We do this by bringing together the world’s best, most trusted wellness & active resorts, retreats, and tours into a single content and booking platform – eliminating the need for travelers to spend hours trying to find the right travel package for their next adventure.

Contact: Ellen Madden, Vacayou​,

About pinkBrain Technologies

pinkBrain Technologies is a boutique technology consultancy and software development services firm serving the travel and hospitality, telecom and financial services industries. Our mission is to change the world through technology, one engagement at a time. The pinkBrain team guides clients through the most challenging integration and digital transformation projects, helping them navigate the vast technical landscape available to enterprises. We develop scalable solutions that account for new technologies while leveraging existing systems, timelines and budgets.

Contact: Lindsay Robertson, pinkBrain Technologies,

Source: Vacayou