Bhanu Chopra, widely recognized as one of the thought leaders in the Travel and Hospitality software-as-a-service industry, founded RateGain in 2004. As RateGain's CEO, Bhanu is responsible for spearheading overall business strategy and leads the innovation efforts for the hospitality space.
Bhanu started RateGain in response to the increasing popularity of Online travel agencies (OTAs) and the resultant change in dynamics in the hospitality space, when he recognized the business need of OTAs and hotels to compare rates across their competitor websites.
Today, RateGain is a leader in hospitality and travel technology solutions for revenue management decision support using scientific pricing methodologies, rate intelligence, seamless electronic distribution and brand engagement. RateGain has over 12,000 clients from all around who maximize their revenue everyday using over200 million rate notifications and half a billion inventory updates each year that RateGain facilitates. RateGain’s clients include independent hotels, chains and brands, e-retail clients like online travel agents, wholesalers, tour operators, car-rental agencies, airlines and cruise lines. RateGain has 550+ employees based across various offices in the UK, US, India, Spain, Brazil, UAE and Thailand.
Bhanu has a master degree from Indiana University Bloomington, USA in Finance and Computer Science. He started his career at Deloitte Consulting serving several Fortune 500 companies help them with their ERP, SAP, systems integration and overall IT strategy in Chicago. Prior to setting up RateGain, he also co-founded Riv Consulting, a company that helped fortune organizations with Systems Integration on CRM software like Broad VISION.
Bhanu is a highly sought after speaker in the travel and hospitality technology space. He has spoken at various HSMAI events, Hotel technology Conference, China Low Cost Airline Summit, Independent Hotel Show etc. He has also been profiled on the Young Turks program of CNBC-
TV18. He is also a contributor to publications like ‘Entrepreneur’ and ‘The Economic Times’.