IS ARIVAL FOR ME?
What types of companies attend Arival? Any company that offers day tours, activities, attractions, and experiences can benefit from attending Arival.
|Four-Wheel Drive (4WD) Tours & Excursions||Dolphin & Whale Watching||Parasailing & Paragliding|
|Adrenaline & Extreme Tours||Duck Tours||Photography Tours|
|Air Tours||Eco Tours||Private Tours|
|Ancient Ruins||Factory Tours||Rail Tours|
|Antique Stores||Fashion Shows & Tours||River Rafting & Tubing|
|Aquariums||Fishing Charters & Tours||Room Escape Games|
|Archaeology Tours||Food Tours||Running Tours|
|Art & Music Tours||Gear Rentals||Safaris|
|Art Galleries||Ghost & Vampire Tours||Scavenger Hunts|
|Art Museums||Ghost Towns||Scenic Railroads|
|ATV & Off-Road Tours||Golf Courses||Science Museums|
|Auto Race Tracks||Gondola Cruises||Scooter & Moped Tours|
|Ballets||Helicopter Tours||Scuba & Snorkeling|
|Balloon Rides||Hiking & Camping Tours||Segway Tours|
|Battlefields||Historic Sites||Self-Guided Tours & Rentals|
|Beer Tastings & Tours||Historical & Heritage Tours||Shark Diving|
|Bike Tours||History Museums||Shooting Ranges|
|Boat Rentals||Hop-On Hop-Off Tours||Shopping Tours|
|Boat Tours & Water Sports||Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours||Sightseeing Tours|
|Bus Tours||Horseback Riding Tours||Ski & Snow Tours|
|Bus Transportation||Hot Springs & Geysers||Skydiving|
|Canyoning & Rappelling Tours||Kayaking & Canoeing||Specialty Museums|
|Castles||Lessons & Workshops||Speed Boats Tours|
|Caverns & Caves||Lighthouses||Stand-Up Paddleboarding|
|City Tours||Military Museums||Swim with Dolphins|
|Classes & Workshops||Monuments & Statues||Theme Parks|
|Climbing Tours||Motorcycle Tours||Tours|
|Club & Pub Tours||Movie & TV Tours||Walking Tours|
|Coffee & Tea Tours||Multi-day Tours||Water & Amusement Parks|
|Concerts & Shows||Museums||Water Parks|
|Cooking Classes||National Parks||Waterskiing & Jetskiing|
|Cultural Tours||Natural History Museums||Windsurfing & Kitesurfing|
|Cycling tours||Nature & Wildlife Tours||Wine Tours & Tastings|
|Dams||Night Tours||Wineries & Vineyards|
|Day Trips||Observation Decks & Towers||Zipline & Aerial Adventure Parks|
|Dinner Theaters||Observatories & Planetariums||Zoos|
|Distillery Tours||Off-Road & ATV Trails|
Why does the Travel Industry Need Arival?
- The global marketplace for in-destination experiences is big: $254+ billion in travelers 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-sized 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, fulfillment, 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
“If you’re in the Tours and Activities space you MUST attend this conference, it’s as simple as that."
Ben Holz, Activity Maui
“Bravo Arival! Finally an industry conference dedicated specifically to the needs and wants of the tours and activities sector! The content was so relevant and the cost of the conference was accessible enough to allow a last minute add on. Can’t wait for next year’s conference!"
Michelle Israel, San Diego Zoo
“It’s a totally community oriented event. It was spectacular to meet everyone here. We are really witnessing the birth of our industry right here."
Alex Meerab, Checkfront
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. Tourpreneur@Arival Presented by Checkfront. Tune in for espresso shot style interviews!
How We Moved to the Caribbean and Built a Boat Tour Business from Scratch
Ellen Mannaert left her corporate job in Holland to start up a boat tour operator in Punta Cana. In this candid interview, Ellen of Breakers Boat Trips Punta Cana shares her lessons on not just setting up a tour business, but being a tour operator in a foreign country. We also talk about boat trips marketing, how Ellen sells tours through hotels and how most of her OTA bookings for her tours are coming via Bookit.
Ellen also shares why she decided to attend Arival for the first time and why it is important to follow our passion.
Meet David Naczycz of Urban Adventures, NYC
10 minutes with David Naczycz of NYC Urban Adventures. David sat down with Tourpreneur Podcast Host Shane Whaley and revealed how built his tour company and why he decided to work with Urban Adventures.