Jana and Pavel

Boataround founders

Pavel Pribis, 42 years old

Co-founder & CEO Boataround

Studied Economics in Prague, Czech Republic and in Lyon, France

Sailing & Snowboarding enthusiast

Favourite destination is the Netherlands and French Alps in winter

E-commerce & online travel working background

6 years in Booking.com, 4 years in Vienna and 2 years in Budapest

At Boataround works mainly on product development, IT and marketing automation


Jana Escher, 40 years old

Co-founder & COO Boataround

Studied languages in Bratislava, Slovakia

Love healthy lifestyle &  her dog

Favourite destination is Thailand and Switzerland during the winter

Partnership management & online travel background

4 years in Arcadia hotel as a manager in Bratislava, Slovakia

5 years in Booking.com, 2 years in Asia, 3 years in Vienna

At Boataround works on the customer service scaling, oversees Finance and HR



Jana and Pavel met for the first time in Vienna in 2011 at Booking.com. They were assigned to boost the company’s growth and execute the strategy in CEE countries. Pavel started to work on the Czech market, Jana looked into growth for Slovakia. 

Later they left the Vienna office, and both assigned on different tasks. Jana moved to Thailand where she started to build the operation hub for south-east Asia. Next to it, she also overlooked hotel chains in the region.

Pavel moved to Budapest to set up the office and the local team. They stayed in contact and over the years came to a point to discuss further options in their careers. Boataround.com was born on these discussions and both left their jobs at Booking.com and moved to Bratislava, Slovakia.