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
“There’s a really great vibe at Arival that I don’t see at other conferences and it’s around the desire of delegates to learn. Everybody comes here saying, ‘I want to do better at distribution, I want to get better at technology, and get more sales. And Arival is going to help me do this."
Rod Cuthbert, Founder, Viator
“Arival was a great opportunity to meet like-minded people, exchange ideas, share issues and visions as well as getting to know various tech/IT solutions which will help to distribute more of the in-destination attractions & activities in the future."
Tamara Fussen, Best of Switzerland Tours
“The magic of Arival has been meeting and connecting with people, and having the time and space where you can have a coffee, chat, and realize the problems that you have, others have, too. The most important thing is the connection you make with other people."
Zakia Moulaoui, Founder & CEO, Invisible Cities
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 Story of Secret Food Tours with Linda Denbrock
L10 minutes with Linda Denbrock of Secret Food Tours.Secret Food Tours offers delicious food tours in over 55 cities in Europe, the Americas, and Asia. Linda sat down with Tourpreneur Podcast Host Shane Whaley and revealed the mission of Secret Food Tours including how they strive to deliver an authentic, immersive experience for their food tour guests plus how they market their tours to travelers.
Roundtable: OTAs & What’s Next in Distribution
Distribution dynamics in tours, activities and attractions are rapidly changing. Online travel agencies (OTAs) are growing fast, raising lots of capital, acquiring reservation systems and driving all sorts of innovations. This poses many important questions to operators of all sizes and segments. This roundtable of OTA leaders and operators will debate them all—and answer tough audience questions.