Ashley Joslin Selected as One of Phocuswright’s Leaders Under 35 in Travel

Business Director of Left Travel, Ashley Joslin, has been selected to attend the Phocuswright Young Leaders Summit in Europe

Left Travel, an industry leading metasearch travel company, is excited to announce that our Business Director, Ashley Joslin, was selected as one of Phocuswright’s thirty-five young leaders under 35.

Ashley will be attending the Young Leaders Summit, an event that recognizes the brightest talent in the travel industry. Throughout the summit she will receive executive development training through experienced guest speakers, workshops, and networking opportunities. This years summit will be held in Amsterdam in conjunction with the Phocuswright Conference.

Ashley will be joining Online Marketing Manager, Ryan Kirkbride, at the Young Leaders Summit, in the spring of this year.

About Ashley

As the Business Director for Left Travel, Ashley leads a global team with offices in Canada and Bangladesh. As the strategic director of the business and marketing strategies, Ashley has been successful in supporting and scaling her team to drive $650 million in gross travel booked annually through 16 international brands.

An advocate for gender equality, Ashley is the Founder of LeadHers (& Little Leadhers), an organization dedicated to encouraging women to pursue leadership positions through the act of storytelling. Ashley is passionate about sharing her knowledge with others and is a guest lecturer at Sauder School of Business at University of BC


About Left Travel

Established in 2012, Left Travel is an industry leading metasearch travel company. Our big data marketing engine uses predictive analysis AI to drive $650 million in gross travel booked annually. With access to over 14 million vacation properties in over 150 top travel destinations, we focus on the right data to convert high search intent traffic into quality bookings. Left Travel presently has 16 brands, most recently Meilleures Locations, and Ferienhauser & Ferienvermietungen.

Left Travel is a subsidiary of Left, an award-winning BC Tech Company located in Maple Ridge.



Ryan Kirkbride Selected as One of Phocuswright’s 35 Under 35 in Travel

Ryan Kirkbride, Online Marketing Manager of Left Travel, was named one of Phocuswright’s 35 Young Leaders as part of its 2019 Cohort.

Left Travel is proud to announce that Ryan Kirkbride, Online Marketing Manager, has been selected as one of Phocuswright’s thirty-five young leaders under the age of 35. Ryan will be attending the Young Leaders Summit, which showcases the important role young leadership plays in the growth of the travel industry.

The summit promotes executive management development by matching up the cohort with some of the industry’s leading experts. In addition, program participation exposes the group to today’s travel trends and builds connections to support them in driving strategy, innovation and growth.

About Ryan

With over 10 years experience working in digital marketing, Ryan is passionate about building systems for sustainable growth. Heading up Online Marketing for Left Travel, Ryan oversees the teams in both the Canada and Bangladesh offices. As a key contributor to the global strategy, Ryan is experienced in managing a multi-million-dollar annual PPC budget. Prior to joining Left Travel, Ryan worked at HomeAway/Stayz and the Australian Stock Report.

Ryan not only works in the travel industry, but he also lives it. As a passionate traveller, he has lived in 4 countries and travelled to 46. Ryan is looking forward to adding Bangladesh and Japan to the list in 2019.


About Left Travel

Established in 2012, Left Travel is an industry leading metasearch travel company. Our big data marketing engine uses predictive analysis AI to drive $650 million in gross travel booked annually. With access to over 14 million vacation properties in over 150 top travel destinations, we focus on the right data to convert high search intent traffic into quality bookings. Left Travel presently has 16 brands, most recently Meilleures Locations, and Ferienhauser & Ferienvermietungen.

Left Travel is a subsidiary of Left, an award-winning BC Tech Company located in Maple Ridge.



Left Recognized by Deloitte As One of the Fastest Growing Technology Companies in North America

Certified B-Corporation Uses Profits to Help Bridge the Digital Divide

Maple Ridge, Canada — November 15, 2018 — Left, a technology innovation company with holdings in AI, big data, blockchain, and mesh networking, today announced two impressive achievements ranking16th on the Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ list in Canada and 101st on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ list in North America.

Left was selected from hundreds of nominations based on its rapid revenue growth, entrepreneurial spirit, and bold innovation. Left’s impressive revenue growth of 409.08% from 2014–2017 was a deciding factor in making the lists.

The Deloitte Technology Fast 50 program winners consist of public and private companies in the technology sector, which have transformed the industry. Now in its 21st year, the program runs alongside the broader Deloitte North American Technology Fast 500™, with winners automatically eligible for this elite ranking.

“We are thrilled to be honoured by Deloitte and recognized as a contributing factor in the tremendous evolution of the Canadian technology sector,” said Chris Jensen, CEO and Co-founder of Left. “As a certified B-Corporation, our revenue growth allows us to continue to build technology that makes the world a better place. In particular, our mobile mesh networking project, RightMesh, is poised to lift hundreds of millions out of poverty, improve educational outcomes, and bring connectivity to the almost 4 billion people left behind in the digital divide.”

“Business is changing rapidly, and what used to work a few years ago isn’t a recipe for what will work in the future,” said Erica Pretorius, Partner and National Leader for the Technology Fast 50™ program at Deloitte Canada. “Fast 50 winners are a beacon of innovation and I’m looking forward to how they will change the business and technology landscape in the future.”

To qualify for the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 ranking, companies must have been in business for at least four years, have revenues of at least $5 million, be headquartered in Canada, own proprietary technology, conduct research and development activities in Canada and invest a minimum of five percent of gross revenues in R&D.

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About the Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ — The Deloitte Technology Fast 50 program is Canada’s pre-eminent technology awards program. Celebrating business growth, innovation and entrepreneurship, the program features three distinct categories including the Technology Fast 50 Ranking, Companies-to-Watch Awards (early-stage Canadian tech companies with the potential to be a future Deloitte Technology Fast 50 candidate) and the Leadership Awards (companies that demonstrate technological leadership and innovation within the industry.) Program sponsors include Deloitte, 3C Innovation, BCF Business Law, Bank of Montreal, Bennett Jones, CBRE, First West Capital and OMERS Ventures . For further information, visit www.fast50.ca.

About the Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ — Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 provides a ranking of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies — both public and private — in North America. Technology Fast 500 award winners are selected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth from 2014 to 2017.

In order to be eligible for Technology Fast 500 recognition, companies must own proprietary intellectual property or technology that is sold to customers in products that contribute to a majority of the company’s operating revenues. Companies must have base-year operating revenues of at least $50,000 USD, and current-year operating revenues of at least $5 million USD. Additionally, companies must be in business for a minimum of four years and be headquartered within North America.

About Left — Left is a B-Corp Certified, Canadian multinational media and technology company committed to using technology for positive social impact. With its project, RightMesh, Left is addressing the global challenge of connectivity — particularly in regions where the digital divide is greatest, such as in Northern Canada and developing nations. The project’s mission is to connect the next billion users through their infrastructure-less connectivity solution that uses mobile mesh Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct and Bluetooth technologies inherent in mobile devices around the world to share internet data in areas without access to quality internet bandwidth. Individuals are incentivized to share data through financial compensation afforded by blockchain and cryptocurrency technologies (RMESH). Left Travel, another brand of Left, has been using big data, A.I., and predictive analysis to convert high search intent traffic into quality bookings for hotels and short-term stays since 2010. Headquartered in the Vancouver-based suburb of Maple Ridge, BC, Left has offices and employees in Bangladesh, Singapore and the United States. RightMesh AG, a Swiss registered company, contracts the research and development of the RightMesh project to Left.

About Deloitte

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Press Contact

Dana Harvey

CCO, RightMesh

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dana@left.io


Left Travel Launches Two International Websites

Marking the Focus on Continued Global Expansion

Left Travel, an industry leading metasearch travel company, is proud to announce its two newest websites, BedroomVillas UK and BedroomVillas Australia, to its growing portfolio.

Established to service the North American market in 2013, BedroomVillasconnects travelers to the world’s best luxury villas, beach houses, and vacation rentals with a single search. As one of Left Travel’s most successful brands, the metrics showed that it was poised well for international expansion.

The BedroomVillas Australia Homepage

“We are excited to announce the launch of our two newest localized websites marking our team’s focus on continued global expansion,” said Ashely Joslin, Business Director of Left Travel. “Data informs every aspect of our business, which is why we are confident in the UK and Australian markets for corporate growth.”

Australia and the UK were selected after market research and user data analysis collected through Left Travel’s 14 meta sites. Key considerations and metrics included: growth of digital travel sales by country, the percentage of total population spending at least 5 days on vacation annually, and time spent on travel research.

The Australian market was of special interest to the company due to the seasonal nature of online accommodation bookings. With the low booking seasons traditionally occuring in the fall and spring in North America and Europe, Australian booking trends are the opposite. The launch of a localized Australian website provides Left Travel with constant growth during previously slow months.

Backed by market growth data, strong regional inventory partners, and proven meta search tools, Left Travel is excited to expand its reach and provide localized user value into the UK and Australian markets with one of its most successful brands, BedroomVillas.

BedroomVillas UK UX

About Left Travel

Established in 2012, Left Travel is an industry leading metasearch travel company. Our big data marketing engine uses predictive analysis AI to drive $450 million in gross travel booked annually. With access to over 10 million vacation properties in over 150 top travel destinations, we focus on the right data to convert high search intent traffic into quality bookings. Left Travel presently has 14 brands, most recently BedroomVillas UK and BedroomVillas Australia

Left Travel is a subsidiary of Left, an award-winning BC Tech Company located in Maple Ridge.

About Left

Left is a B-Corp Certified, Canadian multinational media and technology company committed to using technology for positive social impact. Officially one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers, Left has grown to a global team of over 140. Left Travel, a brand of Left, has been using big data, A.I., and predictive analysis to convert high search intent traffic into quality bookings for hotels and short-term stays since 2010. With its project, RightMesh, Left is addressing the global challenge of connectivity — particularly in regions where the digital divide is greatest through their mobile mesh networking platform.

Headquartered in the Vancouver-based suburb of Maple Ridge, BC, Left has offices and employees in Bangladesh, Singapore and the United States. RightMesh AG, a Swiss registered company, contracts the research and development of the RightMesh project to Left.