Tom is a 40+ year travel industry veteran and has owned numerous brick and mortar retail travel agencies, a wholesale Hawaii tour company, started one of the first reputable host agency models, together with his wife Joanie, acquired and built NACTA and subsequently sold it to ASTA. Tom has authored several travel industry books including “How to Start a Home Based Travel Agency” among many others.
Tom has been involved with the Internet since Usenet’s earliest days. He founded and subsequently sold the Internet’s #1 Cruise and Port Review portal CruiseReviews.com and PortReviews.com.
Today, Tom enjoys some more free time but is also extremely involved with the Ogg family business. An entrepreneur at heart, Tom believes that this is the finest moment for Travel Professionals willing to embrace today’s technologies and opportunities.