Following the success of the inaugural Future of Travel Selling Conference in 2019, Travel Weekly is once again partnering with Google to address the key issues facing the industry as it continues to deal with its greatest-ever challenge.
Exclusive insights and debates
Reflecting restrictions on face-to-face gatherings, this year’s renamed Travel Weekly Future of Travel Week will take place from September 14-18 and will feature a range of virtual debates, webinars and interviews with some of the travel industry’s leading figures from the UK and around the world.
The Future of Travel Week takes place in partnership with Google and follows the success of the inaugural Future of Travel Selling Conference in 2019.
Other newly-confirmed speakers for the event include Finnbar Cornwall, Google’s industry leader for travel, Karen Dee, chief executive of the Airport Operators Association, legal expert Joanna Kolatsis, director of Themis Advisory, and Simon McNamara, Iata’s UK & Ireland country manager.
A panel will also focus on the subject of digital transformation in the travel sector, with speakers including Andy Owen-Jones, chief executive of bd4travel, Matthew Parker, chief executive of Babble and Ben Stirling, managing director of Webloyalty.
Now, more than ever, bd4travel’s AI featuring digital empathy helps the travel business to understand and meet the traveler’s needs in a Covid19 challenged world of travel.
The Future of Travel event will also feature exclusive insights on consumer trends and contributions from Google and partners. Confirmed speakers so far include:
- Arnold Donald, chief executive, Carnival Corporation
- John and Irene Hays, owners, Hays Travel
- Johan Lundgren, chief executive, easyJet
- Steve Heapy, chief executive, Jet2.com and Jet2holidays
- Alistair Rowland, chairman, Abta
- Clive Jacobs, chairman, Jacobs Media Group
- Andy Owen Jones, chief executive and founder, bd4travel
Register yourself here: click to join the Future of Travel week online.
Registration is free, with those who register accessing content before it is published to the wider Travel Weekly audience. Each day’s content will last around two hours with a mixture of sessions, and a link to access sessions will be distributed to attendees at 10am each morning.