Our Spokepeople

Gabe Saglie, Senior Editor

Travelzoo’s Senior Editor Gabe Saglie is a leading expert on travel deals, tips and trends. He has appeared on dozens of highly-rated networks, including NBC, CNN and Fox News, as well as affiliate stations in top TV markets around the country, including New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas and San Francisco. Gabe is also regularly quoted in major publications, like the New York Times, Boston Globe and US News and World Report, and writes a regular destinations column for ABC News Travel. He’s a longtime wine and food writer, too.

Gabe is a Chilean native born in Norway to globetrotting parents. He has traveled to more than 20 countries and is fluent in Spanish, French and English. Gabe’s travel experiences allow him to be one of the industry’s foremost consumer travel advocates.

On the bucket list: South Pacific/French Polynesia

I always pack: my iPhone (for pics and video and social media updates)


Mike Stitt, President, Travelzoo North America

In the past 12 years,Mike has held various leadership positions at Travelzoo in editorial, commercial, product and innovation areas. He was most recently Senior Vice President, overseeing local and entertainment categories, publishing and product planning in North America.

In 2010, Mike launched Travelzoo Local Deals, formally marking the Company’s entry into the restaurant, spa, activity and entertainment space. Today the business operates in more than 100 markets in 11 countries, having recently celebrated its 10 millionth experience milestone and 92% approval ratings. Under his direction, Travelzoo Local Deals quickly grew into a $100 million (gross, annualized) business working with high-profile names such as Emeril Lagasse, Gordon Ramsay, Bliss Spas, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, Le Cordon Bleu and The Ritz-Carlton.

On the bucket list: Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

I always pack: My iPhone and my cycling shorts to work out

 


Jonthan Jones, Executive Producer and Top 20 Expert

Executive producer, Jonathan Jones is a leading expert on travel deals, tips and trends. During his 8 years at Travelzoo, has worked on a myriad of projects including, publishing the Top 20 since November 2010. Prior to his time at Travelzoo, Jonathan lead the Chicago marketing team for Ticketmaster.

Jonathan has traveled to 16 countries, but his favorite by far is Argentina. Buenos Aires, is his favorite city as he has a very different experience every time he goes.

Besides traveling, Jonathan is on the board of a non-profit in Atlanta whose mission is to serve underprivileged children by providing essential school supplies in July and toys & gift cards in December.

On the bucket list: Australia

I always pack: Noise Cancelling Headphones and Carmex lip balm

 


Lara Barlow, General Manager, Travelzoo Canada

Travelzoo Canada’s General Manager Lara Barlow is a leading expert on travel deals, tips and trends. Prior to her time at Travelzoo, Lara spent 10 years at the Toronto Star, where she worked closely with the travel, entertainment, packaged goods and special sections. 

Lara is the first member of her family to be born in Canada, her mother is from Spain and her father is from England, so she considers them a typical Toronto family. Lara has traveled to some 30 countries but some of her favorite spots are Turkey, India, Buenos Aires, Spain and of course Canada (specifically Lake Louise).

On the bucket list: Iguazu Falls

I always pack: Lip balm and my phone so I can keep in touch with family

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