All about the company, technology & people behind Rezdy.
Rezdy is a software development company based in Sydney, Australia, specialised in tours and activities. We take extremely powerful tools available to major companies (such as dynamic booking, secure payment gateway, geo-localisation, cross selling, dynamic packaging, last minutes…) and we make them accessible to anyone for a fraction of the usual costs.
We design tools that help tours and activities businesses to manage operations and increase income. Our passion is to take care of the technical aspects required by any modern business, though we are specialised in the Leisure and Tourism industry.
Rezdy is a technology provider only (B2B). We do not resell our customers products: we provide the tools to do it. We make it easier to book directly on the supplier's website, manage bookings and distribute products. Unlike some of our competitors, we don’t simplify, we make it simple. And because our platform uses an open API, it is easy to integrate internal systems and web applications with our booking engine.
Our primary concern is to protect suppliers from financial risks. We do this by providing payment transfers directly to the operator's bank account during the booking process, consequently improving cash flow and confidence of tour operators & distribution partners in the business model. We don't charge a commission fee to tour operators (a percentage of your income) and we believe you should not pay commissions for software, only to your agents. It unveils long term benefits for the travel industry.
We believe in experience-led travel. The purpose of traveling is to explore and experience, most of the time through the favorite activity. Rezdy is activity-centric, this means that our online booking platform is designed to compare activities, not only to process transactions. For travelers, researching what they will do during their next holidays is part of the experience, their first impression of your business if often your website, so we designed a beautiful online reservation system to help your brand to look professional.
The evolution of the web has changed the way people find, consume, share, discover and connect with products. Today, businesses need a new kind of solution that re-invents how people access seats & prices directly on the website or through distribution, ways that enhance the value of the business content. Rezdy is a platform that embraces what is best about the web, serving the needs of the next generation Tour & Activities Operators and resellers.
CEO & Founder
Simon has over 15 years’ experience as an IT professional. He also has extensive experience in the travel industry from being an around-the-world traveller and managing a dive centre in Southeast Asia for over 3 years. Simon is now dedicated to providing the best online booking solution for tours and activities operators; he is the brains behind Rezdy.
Outside office hours Simon is a true activity addict - mountain biking, sailing, swimming, beach volleyball - just to name a few. But most of all he loves diving in Australia’s waters.
Hugo has an impressive 10-year IT career, recently working for one of the Big Four consultancy firms. He was responsible for various implementations of web technology and solutions in Europe and Asia Pacific. Hugo set the wheel in motion at Rezdy ensuring high standard software development. He has played an instrumental role in the creation of Rezdy. In his spare time, Hugo enjoys discovering new Australian hidden places and tasting his wife’s culinary creations. During sunny days you’ll find Hugo around Sydney’s bays kayaking, cycling, fishing, or simply enjoying a BBQ meal.
Tour Operator Community Manager
Scott joined Rezdy after a career involving countless adventures. He brings with him a combination of skills stemming from a background involving business development, outdoor education, as well as working as a guide in the tourism industry. He has worked around Sydney showing it off to guests from near and far and has run dozens of snow trips both locally and to Japan. When he is not busy chatting with one of our valued customers you can find him strapped to his snowboard or paddling out for a wave. If you want to chat about how Rezdy can benefit your business then just drop him a line.
Les Szekely B.A. LL.M. FAICD, is an active business angel, mentor, and M&A consultant. He became a full time angel and mentor in 2010 after a career of almost 30 years as a tax consulting partner and director with Horwaths Chartered Accountants and then Deloitte. He is the author of over a dozen books on taxation law and has started a couple of “family businesses” of his own. Les has been an active angel investor since 1999 and is currently a director of several early stage and maturing companies.
As a director of Rezdy, Les is actively involved in developing the business strategy and mentoring the Rezdy team.
Adam is an unsurpassed source of travel industry knowledge. He has run listed e-commerce businesses, have public and private company board experience, have created some of Australia’s leading websites. He provides guidance for Rezdy’s business strategy.
Chang is the Rezdy's CSS Ninja bringing creative flair to our team. He ensures users are always facing friendly interface and design. He loves improving the design to keep up with the industry’s trends. Chang is a life traveller having lived in China, Chile and Australia.