Travel Tech Q&A: Eventbrite's Kevin Hartz

Online ticket sales company CEO Kevin Hartz shares his thoughts on the best tech to bring while travelling.

In this week's ZDNet Travel Tech Q&A, Eventbrite CEO and co-founder Kevin Hartz goes through the list of gadgets he travels with, tells us what not to do with your iPad on the plane, and reveals his favourite airport in the world.

Eventbrite's Kevin Hartz Image: Eventbrite

Eventbrite facilitates the sale of tickets online for special events. The company is based in the US.

What gadgets do you travel with?

An Apple iPad with a Logitech iPad keyboard, a MacBook Air, an iPhone, and a Samsung Galaxy S III (soon to be a Galaxy S IV).

What tech do you miss from home?

My big, high-resolution Apple monitor.

What's your favourite phone app for traveling and why?

TripIt. It provides one place for all my itinerary information, which I can access and easily share online or via their app. I also like Dropcam and FaceTime, so I can always be in touch with the family.

Personal travel advice or tip?

Don't put your iPad in the seat pocket in front of you on flights!

I forgot mine once, and never got it back. The great news is that there are now apps like Lookout Mobile app to help me better track it and wipe any devices I lose.

What was your biggest travel disaster?

Making an emergency landing in a propeller plane in the jungle of Guatemala with my family when I was 7 years old.

What is the best airport you've visited and why?

Munich. It's modern, efficient, and has great beer!

Favourite site to use while travelling?

Yelp — to find restaurants and hotspots. Google Apps (Gmail, Gchat, Gcalendar) — for collaborating with the team back home.

Name one thing you wish your iPod/phone/laptop could do that it doesn't do now?

Feed me.

Which airport would you prefer to be stranded at and why?

Heathrow Airport (London), as long as I can get into the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse.

It has great food, service, and wi-fi. I even got a haircut there on my last trip!


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