Dedi’s Travel Fulfilling the Dreams of Every Adventurer through Elite Travel Agency

Dedi’s Travel is the manifestation of Dianna Longwill’s lifelong dreams. All her life, traveling is one thing she held dear, and she didn’t get a chance to live the experience until many years after. As a young girl, her family did not move around much except for when they traveled from Northern California to Idaho/Washington and back. Dianna kept her dreams to herself and bid her time for when she would explore the world the way she wanted. Her first shot came when she joined the army. She traveled to the East Coast, and at that point in her life, she decided to travel the world.

It took years before she could travel to other parts of the world, but the wait was worth it. Now, at 61, she runs Dedi’s Travel, a traveling agency that brings other people’s travel dreams to life. It took decades for Dianna to achieve her dreams, but she never lost sight of her focus, and she made her dreams happen regardless of all the inadequacies. On building Dedi’s Travel into the company of her dreams, Dianna says she wants to give back to the community and be a stepping stone for women struggling to achieve their dreams.

For some time in her life, Dianna did not have things going well for her, and it took getting help from others to get back on her feet. “I want to pay forward the help and direction I received when I was down on luck,” she says. Dedi’s Travel aims to target families and individuals with an adventurous spirit in them. The agency offers services ranging from amusement park visitation, castle tours, and historical site tours to specialty destination weddings and honeymoons. Dedi’s Travel is a 24/7 travel agency that is ready to take on emergency travel booking requests. Dianna Longwill understands how spontaneous adventurers can get and has made sure her agency’s services are available round the clock to cater to those requests.

Building Dedi’s Travel was a no-brainer for Dianna Longwill. It was always her plan to make it happen, and when it did, it was a dream come true for her. With her love for travel still waxing stronger, Dianna wants to see her company tower above all other companies offering the same services. “I want to stand out, not in an egotistical way but to be different from the other agents and show that being 61 can still lead to bigger and better things.”

Growth has always been the goal at Dedi’s Travel. In five years, Dianna hopes that the agency would have grown to admirable heights and become a source of inspiration to young people, including her children and grandchildren and business owners. “The Dedi’s Travel story is such an iconic one, and I want anyone who comes across it to have another reason not to give up on their dreams. For everyone who feels life has nothing good to offer, I am living proof that the only way to make something of oneself is to never give up,” Dianna says.

Learn more about Dedi’s Travel on the official website.


Rene Building Up to Bring Insurance and Protection to All Travelers

The human race is traveling at a rate that history has never seen before. Ever since we discovered that flight was possible, people have been moving to and fro faster and at lesser costs. But one thing that travelers don’t always have in mind in emergency preparedness.

Rene, is a company that aims to protect travelers everywhere from unwanted emergencies by providing tailored travel insurance complemented by telemedicine services, wellness programs, and healthcare access in any part of the world. The crown of their service is an artificial intelligence-powered technology that intuitively matches travelers with the right kind of insurance needed, providing adequate coverage. Rene also gives users access to an online medical facility directory, travel advisories, COVID-19 updates, and emergency services. 

Gustavo Lindenberg, CTO of Rene and creator of the algorithm, said, “The travel industry hasn’t seen any significant change in the past decade. I crafted this solution, putting the needs of the traveler first. We take into consideration over 10 different parameters to offer the right type of insurance plan for every trip.”

The Rene model puts a particular focus on business travel. However, with the coronavirus crisis blowing up to massive proportions, the company is expanding its offering to leisure travel, partnering up with luxury travel agencies. With COVID-19 in the mix, travel has become strenuous and risky. Apart from dealing with the risks of accidents, food poisoning, lost baggage, theft, and other previous risks, people now face chances of coronavirus infection, which could potentially drop significant medical expenses on a traveler’s lap. Rene CEO, Atilio Spaccarotella explains, “People are afraid to travel. We want to make sure that they have the right tools to navigate the new norm once they are ready to travel.” 

Currently, the tech startup from Los Angeles, California, is raising capital to scale its operations, expand its coverage, and create new marketing channels. To date, Rene has received funding and support from two large venture capital firms. Quake Capital, a venture funding firm specializing in seed-stage investment, and Nex Cubed, which mostly works on growth acceleration of tech startup companies, have both given support to the company. “We were impressed by what Rene achieved in such a short period, and how its team was able to adapt and thrive during the coronavirus pandemic.” shares Jason Fernandez. The latter currently works as managing partner of Quake Capital.

The team, led by Atilio Spaccarotella, hopes to use further funding to expand marketing efforts toward luxury travel agencies to secure more clientele. Nowadays, people who travel for leisure don’t always have travel insurance as a top of mind priority. Often, many of them pay the ultimate price after meeting unwanted emergencies during travels, which results in thousands of dollars lost in a mishap that could have been reimbursed by travel insurance. With access to more resources, the company hopes to build critical relationships and invest in channels that will help them tap into this new market and increase their client base.

Rene is changing the way people travel by removing risks and sharing key safety information. The company is encouraging travel agents and corporate travel managers to get in touch with them and explore partnership opportunities.

Automating Healthcare and Protecting Travelers, Atilio Spaccarotella Is Making the World a Better Place One Idea at a Time

There are places where technology hasn’t seemed to penetrate their daily operations, not due to the lack of innovation or initiative, but because of a lack of ideas and bright minds that aspire to make a difference. Fortunately for Argentina’s healthcare and technology industries, the brilliant mind of Atilio Spaccarotella sought to make a whirlwind of a difference.

Atilio Spaccarotella is an Argentinian entrepreneur who started ZDG Consulting when he was 17 years old. He partnered up with his high school friend Gustavo Lindenberg and began their foray into the world of software development. ZDG Consulting is a software company that helps businesses turn a marginal profit through automating their processes.

Spaccarotella and Lindenberg were natural-born problem solvers. Before leaping into the industry, they made sure to tackle one of the most important issues within their community. They soon found out that their healthcare industry was severely lacking in terms of innovation and technological advancements.

The team partnered up with a few doctors and requested their input on how they could improve their processes through automation. After doing their research and gathering testimonials from the doctors all over the country, they discovered that booking doctor’s appointments was such a tedious task for patients. The medical centers were always short on staff, so patients had to have the patience to wait over 30 minutes on the phone to schedule an appointment.

Utilizing technology as a springboard for their well-thought-out solution, the team over at ZDG Consulting created the first-ever appointment booking solution system in the entire world that worked over the telephone 24/7 without the intervention of any operators. Their system was a huge success and allowed their company to grow the system to a point where over 600,000 patients were using it.

The National Institute of Entrepreneurship in Mexico, contacted Spaccarotella’s team and invited them to pitch for the SWITCH event where the winners would get a government grant. Fortunately, their company GTN Medical was selected to participate in the program for six months. This was the moment when Spaccarotella’s success grew towards greater heights.

Traveling was a big part of Spaccarotella’s life as a CEO of ZDG and GTN Medical. One fateful day, when he was out vacationing in a foreign country, he got into a horrible scuba diving accident, which he still remembers to this very day. Without knowing what to do or whom to call, Atilio felt extremely helpless. Though he recovered physically from the incident, he never really got over the trauma that he felt.

Compelled by the emotions that he felt during that time, he founded Rene Health. Rene is a company that keeps travelers safe and healthy throughout their entire traveling experience. Atilio didn’t want anybody else to ever experience what he did. So he partnered up yet again with his friend Gustavo Lindenberg and Corporate Software Expert Hugo Martinez. The platform ensures that travelers from all over the world will have easy access to the perfect travel insurance for every trip.

If you want to see how the future of business travel looks like, check out Rene’s website