David Litman

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David Litman was born in New York in 1957. He lived in the UK from 1967-1975. He attended Sussex House School from 1968-1971 and City of London School from 1971-1975. He is a graduate of Cornell University (1979) and Cornell Law School (1982).[1]

In 1991 David Litman, along with Bob Diener, founded Hotel Reservations Network (HRN), which later became Hotels.com in 2001.[2] He was voted as the best performing lodging industry CEO of 2002.[3] Litman sold the company to IAC in 2003.[4]

In 2009 Litman and Bob Diener launched Getaroom.com, a hotel booking site.[5] Litman currently co-chairs the Texas Business for Clean Air with Garrett Boone, founder of Dallas-based the Container Store.[6]


  1. ^ Tkachuck, Cynthia (Summer–Fall 2006). "Profiles: David Litman '82" (PDF). Cornell Law Forum.
  2. ^ Schaal, Dennis (2016). "The Definitive oral history of online travel". Skift. Retrieved 15 June 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Lodging Industry's Top Performing CEO of 2002". 2009-07-08.
  4. ^ http://iac.com/media-room/press-releases/usa-interactive-and-hotelscom-announce-merger-agreement
  5. ^ Brock, Katherine Cromer (2009-07-08). "Founders of hotels.com start new venture". Dallas Business Journal.
  6. ^ Allen, Margaret (2007-03-02). "Green business group says its work not done". Dallas Business Journal.