Why the Travel Industry Needs Arival
- The global marketplace for in-destination experiences is big: nearly $180 billion in traveler spend worldwide. It’s travel’s third-largest sector, and the fastest growing
- Technology is bringing rapid change. Many innovative startups are bringing affordable, modern reservations and distribution tech to tens of thousands of suppliers. They are laying the foundation for what will be huge growth for online and mobile commerce
- Mobile is transforming how travelers decide what to do when they get there. The old days and old ways of ticket offices, wholesalers, and brochures just doesn’t cut it
- There is no event that meets the needs of the thousands of small and medium size businesses that serve the traveler in-destination. Sightseeing tours, attractions, activities – these are not airlines or hotels. They face very distinct challenges to marketing, distribution, technology, fulfilment, and more.
Arival is dedicated to advancing the business of creating amazing in-destination experiences through inspiration, education, business development and community. The Arival program focuses on what matters most to the modern provider of tours, activities and attractions: technology, marketing, product innovation, business development, distribution, and more.
Our promise to attendees is a program that matters to your business, and an event that assembles our industry’s brightest minds, serves its needs and celebrates its impact.
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Hear What Attendees Say
“Arival provided a great opportunity to hear about what is going on in the industry and get inspiration from companies who have achieved the things we are aiming for in the future!"
Simon Philipp, Expique
“What makes these guys different is the authenticity – doing events not for ego or $$$…..but with a sincere desire to develop relationships and push the community forward. Love (heart) what Arival has accomplished thus far and excited to watch and support their growth. #greatnessahead."
Brett Henry, MG Group
“Arival is a fantastic event and probably one of the best I’ve attended. Having a focused event on Tours & Activities is needed in this fast growing environment and this is what Arival provides."
Matt Cuckston, Klook
Arival Orlando Attendees Tell Us What They Thought of the Event (And Major Takeaways)
Tour operators react and share their experience from ARIVAL Orlando 2019. Tourpreneur Host Shane Whaley asked 14 Arival attendees what they thought of the Arival Orlando event and what were some of the major learnings. [email protected] Presented by Checkfront. Tune in for espresso shot style interviews!
The Big Picture: Investment, Innovation & the Future of In-Destination in Asia
Let’s face it: The In-destination industry has been the hottest sector of travel over the past few years. Venture capital keeps pouring in, M&A is accelerating, technology is (finally) taking hold and operators across the region and around the world are investing in tech. Where does this all lead? Will OTAs own the day? Do operators have a voice? What will these changes mean to creators and sellers across the region? A leading venture investor, a corporate strategist and a startup CEO who’s seen it all explain the present and chart the future for The Best Part of Travel.
Roundtable: DMOs & the State of In-Destination in Asia
Destination marketing organizations (DMOs) play a pivotal role in driving tourism and advancing the interests of local tours, activities and attractions. This session assembles leaders from some of Asia’s most important tourism bodies to discuss key trends in travel across Asia, the role of DMOs in driving sustainable tourism growth, and how operators of tours, activities and attractions can best work with local and national tourism authorities to advance our industry.