Mark Murphy is a modern-day Renaissance man with a thriving drive for all things travel. From being a trusted travel expert to a best-selling author and skilled business leadership speaker, Murphy is recognized by his peers as an innovator at the forefront of digital entrepreneurship, online publishing, social media, advertising, and brand marketing.

As a travel industry veteran, Mark has a vast, up-to-the-minute understanding of the trade as a whole and its rapidly changing media landscape. He is the founder and CEO of travAlliancemedia, a cutting-edge travel trade media group that provides both agents and their customers unparalleled customer-driven solutions. travAlliancemedia is also the publisher of two top industry publications, Agent@Home and Vacation Agent magazines as well as, the most visited travel trade website in the world.

When he's not in front of the camera reporting on breaking travel news or delivering a keynote to like-minded entrepreneurs, Mark feeds his own wanderlust appetite - sometimes literally! Balut, anyone? He has hiked, sailed, climbed, kayaked, Segued and rickshawed his way through more than 70 countries around the world, and brings his extraordinary first-hand experiences to the travel veteran and amateur alike.

Mark provides professional commentary for both consumer and business travelers and is a frequent expert guest on major networks and news stations such as The Today Show, CNN, FOX Business, FOX News, and ABC, CBS, and The Travel Channel.