CEO & Co-Founder at Walks
Stephen is a serial travel industry entrepreneur, having co-founded multiple companies in the tours & activities sector since 2005. He co-founded WalksofItaly.com, an online travel company for visitors to Italy offering sightseeing tours, in 2009.
Walks of Italy became one of the largest suppliers of FIT travel services in Italy, a success he attributes largely to social media and content marketing strategies. Walks has since launched tours in New York, Istanbul, Paris, Barcelona, London, and San Francisco, rebranding as TakeWalks.com in late 2017. In 2018-20, Walks added Madrid, Athens, New Orleans, and Lisbon, bringing their portfolio up to 14 global destinations.
Walks is now one of the largest wholly-owned suppliers of sightseeing tours in the world, handling hundreds of thousands of passengers annually.
Stephen oversees Walks’ global offices, is an expert in technology and digital strategy, and speaks at numerous industry events. Stephen was featured in a NatGeo/Netflix documentary about traveling smart in Rome, and has traveled the globe to over 50 countries.