Brian Whelan

CEO & Founder, TravaCoin

Brian Whelan is CEO and Founder of TravaCoin. He has vast experience in the area of passenger rights and advocacy, both in the public and private sectors. Brian spent ten years as a communications consultant to the Irish aviation regulator, before setting up his own online service www.airtaxback.com to help passengers recover unused Taxes Fees and Charges (TFCs) from missed flights. Through that business, he joined forces with www.airhelp.com, a service that recovers compensation for passengers whose flights have been delayed or cancelled.  He has gained an unprecedented insight into passenger rights and most airlines’ traditional resistance to satisfying them. His research among passengers confirmed that there is a demand for an easy way to recycle refunds and compensation into new sales of flights and ancillary services. He founded TravaCoin to build a robust and scalable industry-wide application to meet that demand.

A seasoned communications and business consultant, Brian holds an MA in Philosophy from University College Dublin and an MBA from Fordham University, New York.