Travel entrepreneur dies suddenly, aged 51

Travel entrepreneur Hugo Burge dies
By Linsey McNeill
12/05/2023
Home » Travel entrepreneur dies suddenly, aged 51

Former Cheapflights CEO Hugo Burge died at his home on Wednesday, aged 51.

He founded the investment firm Howzat Media in 2000, and later invested in – and became CEO of – Cheapflights.

When Cheapflights bought travel comparison site Momondo in 2011, Hugo became CEO of the combined Momondo.

In 2017, the Momondo Group was bought by Priceline Group for $550 million.

Hugo was also an investor in start-up Trivago, but his investment firm exited Trivago in 2012, when it had a valuation of $1 billion.

A statement released by Marchmont House, which he owned, said: “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Hugo Burge who died suddenly at home on Wednesday 10 May. 

“Hugo’s kindness, intelligence, curiosity and belief in a better world made him an inspiration to us all. He was a beloved son and a great friend. We will miss him terribly.

“His family ask for privacy at this time. Arrangements for a memorial service will be announced in due course.”

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