Co-Founder, CEO, TripKick.com
It's been seven years now since Bryant Waters (B.S., Hospitality Management, ’02) graduated from the College of Business at SF State and entered the hotel industry. But he’s been busy working on his lifelong dream: To combine expert hotel travel knowledge with the opinions and recommendations of those that have actually visited the hotel.
In May 2008, he proudly debuted one of North America’s most notable new online travel web sites, TripKick.com. The strong educational support he received from SF State helped him accomplish his dream lifelong dream. TripKick.com has already earned the distinction of Time magazine’s Top 50 Websites for 2008 as well as Travel + Leisure magazine’s Top Website for 2008. “With hotels often being the bulk of travel expenses, we believe travelers should be empowered with expert room information to have the ability to make the best decision for their stay.” says Bryant about the value of TripKick.com.
The College of Business, as well as the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management and its professors, has instilled a high level of preparedness in him. He says this preparedness was what ultimately enabled him to succeed in his new venture—that of combining the hotel and Web environments. The strong educational support he received from SF State helped him accomplish his lifelong dream.
Be sure to see the fruits of his success (and get some great hotel tips, too!) by visiting www.TripKick.com.