19 April, 2020 Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Co-founder & CEO at Arival
Douglas Quinby is co-founder and CEO of Arival. He partnered with Alex Kremer and Bruce Rosard to establish an independent platform to serve the business needs of creators and sellers of Tours, Activities & Attractions – a segment long overlooked by the global travel and tourism industry. Arival advances the business of creating awesome in-destination experiences through events, insights and community for Tour, Activity & Attraction providers.
Prior to founding Arival, Douglas was senior vice president, research, at Phocuswright, the leading travel industry research firm. He played a central role in building Phocuswright research and programming the Phocuswright Conference, the bellwether event for online travel. With nearly two decades of experience in qualitative and quantitative research, he designed and led numerous seminal studies on tours and activities, vacation rentals, social media and traveler reviews, travel agencies, online travel agencies and more.
Douglas is a recognized expert on online travel and travel distribution and is frequently cited in leading media outlets including Bloomberg, CNN, The New York Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post. He is a sought-after speaker and moderator, and has presented at numerous travel industry events around the world.
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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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