Travel and Hospitality

MATT JOHNSON

TOP TRAVEL & HOSPITALITY KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Selecting the perfect keynote speaker for your upcoming travel and hospitality event is an important decision. Entrepreneur, hyper-growth leader, venture investor, and bestselling author Josh Linkner will bring your event to life with his extensive experience and unique perspective in travel and hospitality.

Josh Linkner has served the travel and hospitality world for nearly 20 years, as the CEO of the world’s dominant digital promotions firm, a sought-after consultant, and top-rated keynote speaker. He has worked with some of the leading brands in the field including: Hilton Hotels, United Airlines, Hertz, Intercontinental Group, Delta Airlines, Orbitz, Wyndham, Royal Caribbean, Travelocity, JetBlue, Marriott, American Airlines, and Hyatt.

With brutal competition, unlimited consumer choice, and commoditized offerings, the travel and hospitality industry needs to reinvent. In order to stay relevant and enjoy sustainable growth, innovative approaches to all aspects of the travel business must be adopted. Too many travel brands ended up as road kill like Pan Am. Looking for creative ways to get “heads in beds” or “butts in seats?” Through a blend of inspiring stories and practical tools, Josh Linkner will deliver a powerful keynote to your hotel, airline, cruise ship, rental car, meeting and events, or destination resort company.

THE TOP 10 REASONS WHY MATT IS THE PERFECT FIT

10. RELATABLE

With 20+ years as an active CEO, he’s a proven business leader with deep real-world experience. Audiences will relate to Matt’s substance and depth.

9. ENGAGING

Matt’s talks are interactive, fast-moving, and entertaining. Your audience will be fully engaged and leaning forward.

8. UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE

As a five-time tech entrepreneur, professional-level jazz musician, venture capitalist, and rebuilder of his hometown of Detroit, Matt brings a fresh and compelling perspective.

7. REAL TAKEAWAY VALUE

Your audience will leave with meaningful tools, frameworks, and techniques that can be immediately applied to real-world challenges.

6. HIGH ENERGY / INSPIRING

matt’s enthusiasm consistently inspires audiences. Guests will depart fired up, energized, and ready to reach new heights.

5. VISUALLY STUNNING

You won’t see bullet point lists or text-heavy screens with Matt. Instead, audiences are dazzled with high-resolution photography, energizing HD video clips, memorable props, and gorgeous visual transitions.

4. CAPTIVATING STORIES

Concepts are delivered through rich storytelling — not boring professorial directives. Emotionally-charged stories help the audience retain key points while enjoying a highly entertaining experience.

3. ZERO DRAMA

No outrageous demands. No diva-like requests. Instead, Matt is professional, accommodating, and easy to work with at every step.

2. CUSTOM CRAFTED

Instead of a ‘canned’ speech, Matt takes the time to learn about your organization, audience, and key objectives. His presentation will be on-point, relevant, and customized to your specific needs.

1. HIGH IMPACT

Matt will make every minute count. Your audience will be moved and inspired while gaining practical tools to improve their performance. He will do whatever it takes to ensure your event is a roaring success.

MATT HAS DELIVERED THOUSANDS OF INSPIRING AND IMPACTFUL SPEECHES

TO OVER 100,000 PEOPLE