19 April, 2020 Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Co-founder & COO at Arival
Bruce started his career in the travel industry when he founded Moguls Mountain Travel, a leading ski tour operator in the 80’s, 90’s and early 00’s. Combining his passion for skiing and the mountains with his entrepreneurial spirit, Moguls was a dream job. In 1994, Bruce “discovered” the Internet and digital marketing for travel became his next big thing. After selling Moguls, Bruce joined Phocuswright as head of sales and marketing. It was there that he met Douglas and started collaborating together on a variety of projects, including the seminal study for the tours and activities industry, Douglas created the project, did the research and analysis and Bruce found the partners ready to step up and fund it. The rest is history, culminating in the creation of Arival. Bruce is also an active start-up advisor.
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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.
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