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Skyscanner celebrates 20th anniversary and two decades of pioneering travel search and comparison

Alongside our partners, we've helped transform how people explore our world by making it easier to create memorable trips and discover unforgettable experiences.

In 2003, the idea for an innovative travel company was born in a spare bedroom in Edinburgh, Scotland. Today, that idea has evolved into one of the leading travel brands worldwide, empowering millions of travellers to find the best deals for flights, hotels, and car hire and embark on unforgettable adventures. 

To mark the occasion, CEO John Mangelaars joined co-founder and former CEO Gareth Williams for an exclusive fireside chat, revealing opportunities for the industry, new technologies and the future of the company.  

John Mangelaars, Skyscanner CEO, on opportunities for the travel industry:

"From a traveller perspective we can do much better in terms of personalisation…there are a lot of cracks in the system that we need to solve as an industry.” 

John on Skyscanner in the next 20 years:

“We will make more and more steps in extra products because people don’t just come to us for a flight. As a company we have an opportunity to connect [more] deeply with our partners and play a greater role in the ecosystem, so you’ll see us expanding our role and…grow our global footprint.”

Full video is available to watch here.