September 24 - 27, 2018       Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas

The Event for the Best Part of Travel:

Tours, Activities & Attractions

Advancing the business of creating amazing
in-destination experiences.

“If you’re in the Tours and Activities space you MUST attend this conference, it’s as simple as that.”

Ben Holz, Activity Maui

The Best Part of Travel, the Biggest Opportunity

Arival is the only event dedicated to advancing the business of creating amazing in-destination experiences. If you are involved in Tours, Activities & Attractions — all of the things travelers do when they get there — then join us and thousands of your industry colleagues. Together, let’s establish Tours, Activities & Attractions as the major sector of the global travel industry that it deserves to be.

What you can expect:

  • No sales pitches. Insights that matter to you from our industry’s brightest minds and most important brands. Check out last year’s Theater program.
  • Exclusive new research on serving the traveler in-destination.
  • Hands-on practical workshops covering sales and distribution, marketing, social, mobile, pricing, technology and more. Check out last year’s Workshops.
  • Incredible networking with the very best in Tours, Activities & Attractions.
  • Parties and fun! (We’re not just going to talk about activities!)

Arival Launch Partners

Arival 2018 Speakers

Jen O'Twomney

Vice President, Expedia Local Expert

Stephanie Baker

Chief Marketing Officer, EBG

Erik Blachford

Venture Partner, Technology Crossover Adventures

Dermot Halpin

President, Experiences & Vacation Rentals, TripAdvisor

Eric Gnock Fah

President & COO, Klook

Akila McConnell

Founder & Chief Eating Officer, Atlanta Food Walks

Matthijs Keij

CEO, Withlocals

Douglas Quinby

Co-Founder, Arival

Tao Tao

Co-Founder & COO, GetYourGuide

Nick Whitfield

CEO, CityUnscripted

Dan Christian

Chief Digital Officer, The Travel Corporation

Haley Ward

Head of Tourism Sales and Marketing, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Sheelagh Wylie

Vice President Business Development, Merlin Entertainments

Riccardo Ulivi

Head of North American Operations-Experiences, Airbnb

DJ O'Neill

CEO & Creative Director, Hub Strategy & Communication

Kelsey Tonner

Founder, Be a Better Guide

Kevin May

Editor in Chief, PhocusWire

Jason Hackett

Founder & CEO, Brier Katama

John Carroll

Senior Brand Evangelist, Yelp

Chris Torres

Director, Tourism Marketing Agency

Kevin Durkee

Owner & Big Cheese, Culinary Adventure Co.

Ingrid Edstrom

Priestess of Profits, Polymath LLC

Ted Stimpson

CEO, Leisure Pass Group

Todd Saunders

CEO, AdHawk

Dustin Hoyman

Marketing Adventurist, Outdoor Adventure Marketing

Dan Dipiazzo

Vice President of Marketing, SeaWorld | Aquatica | Discovery Cove

Adam Olalde

CEO, Xtreme Xperience

Jody Farrar

Vice President, Marketing, Chute

Stacy Shuster

Director of Marketing and Sales, Ripley's Believe It or Not!

Stephen Joyce

CEO, Rezgo

Matt Grayson

President, Americas, Dragon Trail Interactive 

Evan Reece

Co-Founder & CEO, Liftopia

Matthew Newton

Founder, Tourism Tiger & Director of Marketing, Peek 

Ken Frohling

CEO, Americas, Tiqets

Stephen Oddo

CEO & Co-Founder, Walks

Brad Weber

CEO, Gray Line Worldwide

Alex Payne

CEO, Big Bus Tours

Evan Frank

CEO, Context Travel

Ram Papatla

Vice President Global Experiences,

Max Valverde

President & COO, FareHarbor

Martin Stoll

CEO, Sparkloft Media

Enrique Ybarra

Founder, President & CEO, City Sightseeing Worldwide

Claire Carlin

VP Partnerships & Alliances, Destination DC

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