Project Description

Topics: Easol, ex-commerce, experience economy, Shopify for experiences, Travel, tourism entrepreneurship, Tour operators

Welcome to the tourism entrepreneur podcast, I am your host Vanessa Mbenoun and today we are going to take a closer look at tours and experiences and talk about the rise of “ex-commerce”. Today we welcome the co-founder of EASOL, the first e-commerce platform dedicated to travel and experience businesses. Lisa Simpson is our guest so please stay tuned and don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast and visit


[1:00] Lisa’s intro and background

[9:50] What is Ex-commerce and how does it differ from E-commerce

[13:50] When could experience businesses start generating revenues again?

[20:30] (From Easol report) American travellers concerns regarding COVID19

[23:12] ( From Easol report) Group travel beyond the pandemic

[24:10] Growth tips for Ex-commerce businesses

[29:12] What’s next for EASOL

That’s it for today! Coming up next week: a conversation with Andy McNeill, CEO of AMI and co-host of Destination Everywhere podcast. In the meantime, visit to join our community and monthly events! Connect with us on Twitter and Instagram @tourismpreneur



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